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Nehemiah 8:8

    Nehemiah 8:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    So they read in the book in the law of God distinctly, and gave the sense, and caused them to understand the reading.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    So they read in the book in the law of God distinctly, and gave the sense, and caused them to understand the reading.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And they read in the book, in the law of God, distinctly; and they gave the sense, so that they understood the reading.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And they gave out the words of the book the law of God, clearly, and gave the sense of it, so that their minds were able to take it in.

    Webster's Revision

    And they read in the book, in the law of God, distinctly; and they gave the sense, so that they understood the reading.

    World English Bible

    They read in the book, in the law of God, distinctly; and they gave the sense, so that they understood the reading.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And they read in the book, in the law of God, distinctly; and they gave the sense, so that they understood the reading.

    Clarke's Commentary on Nehemiah 8:8

    So they read in the book - For an explanation of this verse, see the observations at the end of the chapter, Nehemiah 8:17 (note).

    Barnes' Notes on Nehemiah 8:8

    Gave the sense - Either by rendering the Hebrew into the Aramaic dialect, or perhaps simply by explaining obscure words or passages.

    Caused them to understand - Either "they (the people) understood what was read;" or, "they (the Levites) expounded as they read."

    Wesley's Notes on Nehemiah 8:8

    8:8 They - Ezra and his companions successively. Sense - The meaning of the Hebrew words, which they expounded in the common language. Thy gave - So they gave them both a translation of the Hebrew words into the Chaldee, and an exposition of the things contained in them.