Nehemiah 8 :5

Nehemiah 8 :5 Translations

American King James Version (AKJV)

And Ezra opened the book in the sight of all the people; (for he was above all the people;) and when he opened it, all the people stood up:

King James Version (KJV)

And Ezra opened the book in the sight of all the people; (for he was above all the people;) and when he opened it, all the people stood up:

American Standard Version (ASV)

And Ezra opened the book in the sight of all the people; (for he was above all the people;) and when he opened it, all the people stood up:

Basic English Translation (BBE)

And Ezra took the book, opening it before the eyes of all the people (for he was higher than the people); and when it was open, all the people got to their feet:

Webster's Revision

And Ezra opened the book in the sight of all the people; (for he was above all the people;) and when he opened it, all the people stood up:

World English Bible

Ezra opened the book in the sight of all the people; (for he was above all the people;) and when he opened it, all the people stood up:

English Revised Version (ERV)

And Ezra opened the book in the sight of all the people; (for he was above all the people;) and when he opened it, all the people stood up:

Definitions for Nehemiah 8 :5

Clarke's Commentary on Nehemiah 8 :5

All the people stood up - This was out of respect to the sacred word: in imitation of this, when the gospel for the day is read in our churches, all the people stand up.

Barnes' Commentary on Nehemiah 8 :5

Stood up - The attitude of attention and respect. Compare the existing practice of the Christian Church at the reading of the Gospel for the day.

Wesley's Commentary on Nehemiah 8 :5

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