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Nehemiah 8

Overview

Nehemiah 8:1, The religious manner of reading and hearing the law; Nehemiah 8:9, They comfort the people; Nehemiah 8:13, The forwardness of them to hear and be instructed; Nehemiah 8:16, They keep the feast of tabernacles.

Verse 1

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all the people: Ezra 3:1-13

as one man: Judges 20:1, Judges 20:8

before: Nehemiah 8:16, Nehemiah 3:26, Nehemiah 12:37

Ezra: Nehemiah 8:4-9, Ezra 7:6, Ezra 7:11, Jeremiah 8:8, Jeremiah 8:9, Matthew 13:52, Matthew 23:2, Matthew 23:13, Matthew 23:34

bring: 2 Chronicles 34:15, Isaiah 8:20, Malachi 4:4

Reciprocal: Leviticus 8:3 - General Leviticus 9:5 - and all the congregation Deuteronomy 31:11 - shalt read Deuteronomy 33:10 - They shall teach 2 Kings 22:10 - Shaphan 2 Kings 23:2 - he read 1 Chronicles 24:6 - the scribe 2 Chronicles 32:6 - in the street Ezra 7:10 - and to teach Ezra 7:25 - teach ye Ezekiel 44:24 - in all Zephaniah 2:1 - gather together John 11:55 - before Acts 15:21 - sabbath

Verse 2

priest: Deuteronomy 17:18, Deuteronomy 31:9, Deuteronomy 31:10, Malachi 2:7

congregation: Deuteronomy 31:11-13, 2 Chronicles 17:7-9, Acts 15:21

could hear with understanding: Heb. understood in hearing, Isaiah 28:9

the first: Leviticus 23:24, Numbers 29:1

Reciprocal: Leviticus 10:11 - General Deuteronomy 29:10 - General Joshua 8:34 - he read Joshua 8:35 - women 2 Chronicles 34:30 - he read Ezra 3:1 - the seventh Ezra 7:1 - Ezra Nehemiah 8:9 - This day Nehemiah 9:1 - of this month Nehemiah 10:28 - every one Acts 5:14 - multitudes James 1:19 - let

Verse 3

he read: Luke 4:16-20, Acts 13:15, Acts 13:27, Acts 15:21

morning: Heb. light, Acts 20:7, Acts 20:11, Acts 28:23

ears: Matthew 7:28, Matthew 7:29, Mark 12:37, Luke 8:18, Luke 19:48, Acts 16:14, Acts 17:11, 1 Thessalonians 2:13, Hebrews 2:1-3, Revelation 2:29, Revelation 3:22

Reciprocal: Joshua 8:34 - he read Nehemiah 3:26 - the water Nehemiah 8:16 - the street of the water gate Nehemiah 9:3 - one fourth Nehemiah 12:37 - water gate Nehemiah 13:1 - they read Jeremiah 36:8 - in the James 1:19 - let

Verse 4

pulpit: Heb. tower

Maaseiah: Nehemiah 10:25, Nehemiah 11:5

Malchiah: Nehemiah 10:3

Hashum: Nehemiah 10:18, Ezra 10:33

Meshullam: Nehemiah 10:7, Nehemiah 10:20, Nehemiah 11:7, Nehemiah 12:13, Ezra 10:29

Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 9:7 - Sallu 2 Chronicles 6:13 - scaffold Ezra 7:6 - scribe Ezra 10:18 - Maaseiah Nehemiah 3:23 - Maaseiah Nehemiah 3:25 - Pedaiah Nehemiah 8:1 - Ezra Nehemiah 8:7 - Maaseiah Nehemiah 9:3 - they stood Nehemiah 13:13 - Pedaiah Matthew 23:2 - General

Verse 5

opened: Luke 4:16, Luke 4:17

sight: Heb. eyes

stood up: Judges 3:20, 1 Kings 8:14

Reciprocal: Joshua 22:33 - blessed 2 Chronicles 6:3 - all the congregation

Verse 6

blessed: 1 Chronicles 29:20, 2 Chronicles 6:4, Psalms 41:13, Psalms 72:18, Psalms 72:19, Ephesians 1:3, 1 Peter 1:3

Amen: Nehemiah 5:13, Jeremiah 28:6, Matthew 6:13, 1 Corinthians 14:16

with lifting: Genesis 14:22, Psalms 28:2, Psalms 63:4, Psalms 134:2, Psalms 141:2, Lamentations 3:41, 1 Timothy 2:8

bowed: Genesis 24:26, Exodus 4:31, Exodus 12:27, 2 Chronicles 20:18, 2 Chronicles 29:30

with their faces: Leviticus 9:24, Matthew 26:39, Revelation 7:11

Reciprocal: Joshua 22:33 - blessed 1 Chronicles 16:36 - said Revelation 19:4 - Amen

Verse 7

Jeshua: Nehemiah 3:19, Nehemiah 9:4, Nehemiah 10:9, Nehemiah 12:24

Bani: Nehemiah 3:17, Nehemiah 9:4, Nehemiah 10:13

Sherebiah: Nehemiah 9:4, Nehemiah 10:12, Nehemiah 12:24, Ezra 8:18

Akkub: Nehemiah 11:16, Nehemiah 11:19, Nehemiah 12:25

Hodijah: Nehemiah 10:10, Nehemiah 10:18

Maaseiah: Nehemiah 8:4, Nehemiah 3:23, Nehemiah 12:41, Nehemiah 12:42, Ezra 10:22

Kelita: Nehemiah 10:10, Ezra 10:23

Azariah: Nehemiah 3:23, Nehemiah 10:2, Nehemiah 12:33

Jozabad: Ezra 10:22, Ezra 10:23

Hanan: Nehemiah 10:10

Pelaiah: Nehemiah 10:10

caused: Leviticus 10:11, Deuteronomy 33:10, 2 Chronicles 17:7-9, 2 Chronicles 30:22, Malachi 2:7

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 27:14 - General 1 Kings 8:14 - all the congregation 1 Chronicles 9:4 - Bani 2 Chronicles 17:9 - they taught 2 Chronicles 35:3 - the Levites Ezra 7:25 - teach ye Ezra 8:33 - Jozabad Ezra 10:18 - Maaseiah Nehemiah 8:9 - the Levites Nehemiah 8:12 - because Nehemiah 8:13 - to understand the words of the law Nehemiah 9:3 - they stood Nehemiah 11:22 - Bani

Verse 8

and gave the sense: Habakkuk 2:2, Matthew 5:21, Matthew 5:22, Matthew 5:27, Matthew 5:28, Luke 24:27, Luke 24:32, Luke 24:45, Acts 8:30-35, Acts 17:2, Acts 17:3, Acts 28:23

Reciprocal: Leviticus 10:11 - General Deuteronomy 27:14 - General 2 Kings 22:13 - great 2 Chronicles 17:7 - to teach 2 Chronicles 30:22 - taught 2 Chronicles 35:3 - the Levites Ezra 7:25 - teach ye Nehemiah 8:9 - the Levites Nehemiah 8:12 - because Nehemiah 8:13 - to understand the words of the law Nehemiah 9:3 - they stood Isaiah 32:4 - heart Ezekiel 46:10 - General

Verse 9

Nehemiah: Nehemiah 7:65, Nehemiah 7:70, Nehemiah 10:1, Ezra 2:63

Tirshatha: or, governor

Ezra: Ezra 7:11

the Levites: Nehemiah 8:7, Nehemiah 8:8, 2 Chronicles 15:3, 2 Chronicles 30:22, 2 Chronicles 35:3, Hosea 4:6

This day: Nehemiah 8:2, Leviticus 23:24, Numbers 29:1-6

mourn not: Deuteronomy 12:7, Deuteronomy 12:12, Deuteronomy 16:11, Deuteronomy 16:14, Deuteronomy 16:15, Deuteronomy 26:14, Ecclesiastes 3:4, Isaiah 61:3, Malachi 2:13

all the people: 2 Kings 22:11, 2 Kings 22:19, 2 Chronicles 34:19, 2 Chronicles 34:21, Romans 3:20, Romans 7:9, 2 Corinthians 7:9-11

Reciprocal: Exodus 12:14 - a feast 2 Kings 22:13 - great 2 Chronicles 15:15 - rejoiced Ezra 7:6 - scribe Ezra 10:1 - very sore Nehemiah 12:26 - Nehemiah Isaiah 22:12 - call Ezekiel 46:10 - General Hosea 9:4 - as Haggai 1:1 - governor Haggai 2:2 - governor Zechariah 7:3 - Should Colossians 2:16 - of an

Verse 10

Go your way: Ecclesiastes 2:24, Ecclesiastes 3:13, Ecclesiastes 5:18, Ecclesiastes 9:7, 1 Timothy 6:17, 1 Timothy 6:18

eat: Song of Solomon 5:1

send: Deuteronomy 26:11-13, Esther 9:19, Esther 9:22, Job 31:16-18, Ecclesiastes 11:2, Luke 11:41, Revelation 11:10

the joy: Psalms 28:7, Psalms 28:8, Psalms 149:2, Proverbs 17:22, Isaiah 6:7, Isaiah 6:8, Isaiah 12:1-3, Isaiah 35:1-4, Isaiah 61:10, Joel 2:23, 2 Corinthians 8:2, 2 Corinthians 12:8, 2 Corinthians 12:9, Philippians 3:4

Reciprocal: Leviticus 3:17 - eat neither Deuteronomy 12:12 - And ye Deuteronomy 15:14 - the Lord Deuteronomy 27:7 - rejoice 1 Samuel 25:8 - a good day 2 Samuel 6:19 - he dealt 1 Kings 8:66 - joyful 1 Chronicles 16:3 - to every one 2 Chronicles 7:10 - glad 2 Chronicles 30:21 - great gladness Ezra 6:16 - with joy Nehemiah 8:12 - to send Esther 8:17 - a feast Job 29:13 - I caused Job 31:17 - have Psalms 30:11 - girded Psalms 118:24 - we will Isaiah 40:1 - comfort Zechariah 14:21 - every Luke 14:13 - call John 6:12 - that nothing John 17:13 - that Acts 2:46 - did Philippians 3:1 - rejoice Philippians 4:7 - shall

Verse 11

stilled: Numbers 13:30

Reciprocal: Esther 2:18 - gave gifts

Verse 12

to send: Nehemiah 8:10

to make: Psalms 126:1-3

because: Nehemiah 8:7, Nehemiah 8:8, Job 23:12, Psalms 19:8-11, Psalms 119:14, Psalms 119:16, Psalms 119:72, Psalms 119:97, Psalms 119:103, Psalms 119:104, Psalms 119:111, Psalms 119:127, Psalms 119:130, Psalms 119:171, Psalms 119:174, Proverbs 2:10, Proverbs 2:11, Proverbs 24:13, Proverbs 24:14, Jeremiah 15:16, Luke 24:32, Romans 7:18

Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 29:22 - eat and drink Jeremiah 30:19 - out Jeremiah 33:11 - the voice of them Luke 14:13 - call James 1:19 - let

Verse 13

the second: 2 Chronicles 30:23, Proverbs 2:1-6, Proverbs 8:33, Proverbs 8:34, Proverbs 12:1, Mark 6:33, Mark 6:34, Luke 19:47, Luke 19:48, Acts 4:1, Acts 13:42

to understand the words of the law: or, that they might instruct in the words of the law, Nehemiah 8:7, Nehemiah 8:8, Luke 24:32, 2 Timothy 2:24, 2 Timothy 2:25

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 31:11 - shalt read Deuteronomy 33:10 - They shall teach 2 Chronicles 7:8 - kept 2 Chronicles 17:7 - to teach Ezra 7:6 - scribe

Verse 14

by: Heb. by the hand of

dwell: Leviticus 23:34, Leviticus 23:40-43, Deuteronomy 16:13-15, Zechariah 14:16-19, John 7:2

booths: Genesis 33:17

the feast: That is, the feast of tabernacles, which was held in the month Tisri, the seventh of the ecclesiastical year, in commemoration of the sojourning of the Israelites in the wilderness after they had been delivered from Egyptian bondage. For other particulars see the parallel passages.

Reciprocal: Exodus 23:16 - ingathering Leviticus 23:42 - General Numbers 29:12 - the fifteenth day 1 Kings 8:2 - at the feast 2 Kings 22:10 - Shaphan 2 Chronicles 17:7 - to teach Ezra 3:1 - the seventh Ezra 3:4 - the feast Ezra 10:3 - let it Jeremiah 35:6 - Ye shall Jeremiah 35:7 - all Ezekiel 45:25 - In the seventh

Verse 15

And that: Leviticus 23:4

in Jerusalem: Deuteronomy 16:16

the mount: Judges 9:48, Judges 9:49, Matthew 21:1

fetch: Leviticus 23:40

olive: Genesis 8:11

palm: John 12:13, Revelation 7:9

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 22:10 - Shaphan Hosea 12:9 - as in

Verse 16

the roof: Deuteronomy 22:8, 2 Samuel 11:2, Jeremiah 19:13, Jeremiah 32:29

the courts: 2 Chronicles 20:5, 2 Chronicles 33:5

the street of the water gate: Nehemiah 8:3, Nehemiah 3:26, Nehemiah 12:37

gate of Ephraim: Nehemiah 12:37, Nehemiah 12:39, 2 Kings 14:13

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 9:25 - the top 2 Chronicles 25:23 - gate of Ephraim 2 Chronicles 32:6 - in the street Nehemiah 8:1 - before 1 Corinthians 10:31 - ye eat

Verse 17

sat under: John 1:14, Hebrews 11:9, Hebrews 11:13

Jeshua: Joshua 1:1, Joshua, Hebrews 4:8, Jesus

had not: 2 Chronicles 7:8-10, 2 Chronicles 8:13, Ezra 3:4

done so: 2 Chronicles 30:26, 2 Chronicles 35:18

there was: 1 Chronicles 29:22, 2 Chronicles 7:10, 2 Chronicles 30:21-23

Reciprocal: Nehemiah 12:27 - gladness Jeremiah 30:19 - out

Verse 18

day by day: Deuteronomy 31:10-13

a solemn assembly: Heb. a restraint

according: Leviticus 23:36, Numbers 29:35, John 7:37

Reciprocal: Leviticus 23:41 - General Numbers 29:12 - the fifteenth day Deuteronomy 16:8 - solemn assembly Deuteronomy 31:11 - shalt read Deuteronomy 33:10 - They shall teach 2 Kings 22:10 - Shaphan 2 Chronicles 7:9 - solemn assembly 2 Chronicles 30:22 - taught Joel 1:14 - solemn assembly James 1:19 - let

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Nehemiah 8". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/nehemiah-8.html.