Nehemiah 8:5-8 NIV

5 Ezra opened the book. All the people could see him because he was standing1 above them; and as he opened it, the people all stood up.

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6 Ezra praised the LORD, the great God; and all the people lifted their hands2 and responded, "Amen! Amen!" Then they bowed down and worshiped the LORD with their faces to the ground.

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7 The Levites3--Jeshua, Bani, Sherebiah, Jamin, Akkub, Shabbethai, Hodiah, Maaseiah, Kelita, Azariah, Jozabad, Hanan and Pelaiah--instructed4 the people in the Law while the people were standing there.

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8 They read from the Book of the Law of God, making it cleara and giving the meaning so that the people could understand what was being read.

References for Nehemiah 8:8

    • a 8:8 - Or "God, translating it"