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Nehemiah 8:8

They read from the book, from the Law of God, clearly,2 and they gave the sense, so that the people understood the reading.

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Nehemiah 8:8 — The New International Version (NIV)

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

Nehemiah 8:8 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

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

Nehemiah 8:8 — New Living Translation (NLT)

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.

Nehemiah 8:8 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

So they read distinctly from the book, in the Law of God; and they gave the sense, and helped them to understand the reading.

Nehemiah 8:8 — New Century Version (NCV)

They read from the Book of the Teachings of God and explained what it meant so the people understood what was being read.

Nehemiah 8:8 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

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

Nehemiah 8:8 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

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

Nehemiah 8:8 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

They read the Book of God’s Teachings clearly and explained the meaning so that the people could understand what was read.

Nehemiah 8:8 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

They read out of the book of the law of God, translating and giving the meaning so that the people could understand what was read.

Nehemiah 8:8 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

So they read from the book, from the law of God, with interpretation. They gave the sense, so that the people understood the reading.

Nehemiah 8:8 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

So they read the book from the law of God, making it clear and giving the meaning so that they could understand the reading.

Nehemiah 8:8 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

All of those Levites read parts of the Scroll of the Law of God to the people. They made it clear to them. They told them what it meant. So the people were able to understand what was being read.

Nehemiah 8:8 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

They read from the book, from the law of God, translating to give the sense so that they understood the reading.