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

Read Nehemiah 8:8 Using Other Translations

So they read in the book in the law of God distinctly, and gave the sense, and caused them to understand the reading.
They read from the book, from the Law of God, clearly, and they gave the sense, so that the people understood the reading.
They read from the Book of the Law of God and clearly explained the meaning of what was being read, helping the people understand each passage.