Nehemiah 9:5-6

5 And the Levites—Jeshua, Kadmiel, Bani, Hashabneiah, Sherebiah, Hodiah, Shebaniah and Pethahiah—said: “Stand up and praise the LORD your God, who is from everlasting to everlasting.[a] ” “Blessed be your glorious name, and may it be exalted above all blessing and praise.
6 You alone are the LORD. You made the heavens, even the highest heavens, and all their starry host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. You give life to everything, and the multitudes of heaven worship you.

Nehemiah 9:5-6 Meaning and Commentary


In this chapter we have an account of a fast kept by the Jews, which was observed, as by outward acts of humiliation, so by confession of sin, reading the law, and worshipping the Lord, Ne 9:1-3 and of a long prayer that the Levites made, in which they celebrate the divine perfections, take notice of various instances of the goodness of God to the people of Israel, acknowledge their manifold transgressions, observe the Lord's correction of them for them, in which they own he was righteous, Ne 9:4-38.

Cross References 9

  • 1. Psalms 78:4
  • 2. S 2 Samuel 7:26
  • 3. S Deuteronomy 6:4
  • 4. S Exodus 8:19; 2 Kings 19:15
  • 5. Isaiah 40:26; Isaiah 45:12
  • 6. S Genesis 1:1; Isaiah 37:16
  • 7. Psalms 95:5; Psalms 146:6; John 1:9
  • 8. Deuteronomy 10:14; Acts 4:24; Revelation 10:6
  • 9. Psalms 103:20; Psalms 148:2

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Or "God for ever and ever"
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