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Nehemiah 8:5

    Nehemiah 8:5 Translations

    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 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:

    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:

    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' Notes 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.