Nehemiah 8:6
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New International Version
Ezra praised the LORD, the great God; and all the people lifted their hands and responded, "Amen! Amen!" Then they bowed down and worshiped the LORD with their faces to the ground.

New Living Translation
Then Ezra praised the LORD, the great God, and all the people chanted, "Amen! Amen!" as they lifted their hands. Then they bowed down and worshiped the LORD with their faces to the ground.

English Standard Version
And Ezra blessed the LORD, the great God, and all the people answered, “Amen, Amen,” lifting up their hands. And they bowed their heads and worshiped the LORD with their faces to the ground.

New American Standard Bible
Then Ezra blessed the LORD the great God. And all the people answered, "Amen, Amen!" while lifting up their hands; then they bowed low and worshiped the LORD with their faces to the ground.

King James Bible
And Ezra blessed the LORD, the great God. And all the people answered, Amen, Amen, with lifting up their hands: and they bowed their heads, and worshipped the LORD with their faces to the ground.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Ezra praised the LORD, the great God, and with their hands uplifted all the people said, "Amen, Amen!" Then they bowed down and worshiped the LORD with their faces to the ground.

International Standard Version
Ezra blessed the LORD, the great God, and with uplifted hands, all the people responded, "Amen! Amen!" They bowed down and worshipped the LORD prostrate on the ground.

NET Bible
Ezra blessed the LORD, the great God, and all the people replied "Amen! Amen!" as they lifted their hands. Then they bowed down and worshiped the LORD with their faces to the ground.

New Heart English Bible
and Ezra blessed the LORD, the great God. All the people answered, "Amen, Amen," with the lifting up of their hands. They bowed their heads, and worshiped the LORD with their faces to the ground.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Ezra thanked the LORD, the great God. All the people responded, "Amen! Amen!" as they raised their hands and then bowed with their faces to the ground and worshiped the LORD.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Ezra blessed the LORD, the great God. And all the people answered: 'Amen, Amen', with the lifting up of their hands; and they bowed their heads, and fell down before the LORD with their faces to the ground.

New American Standard 1977
Then Ezra blessed the LORD the great God. And all the people answered, “Amen, Amen!” while lifting up their hands; then they bowed low and worshiped the LORD with their faces to the ground.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and Ezra blessed the LORD, the great God. And all the people answered, Amen, Amen, lifting up their hands; and they humbled themselves and worshipped the LORD with their faces to the ground.

King James 2000 Bible
And Ezra blessed the LORD, the great God. And all the people answered, Amen, Amen, lifting up their hands: and they bowed their heads, and worshiped the LORD with their faces to the ground.

American King James Version
And Ezra blessed the LORD, the great God. And all the people answered, Amen, Amen, with lifting up their hands: and they bowed their heads, and worshipped the LORD with their faces to the ground.

American Standard Version
and Ezra blessed Jehovah, the great God. And all the people answered, Amen, Amen, with the lifting up of their hands: and they bowed their heads, and worshipped Jehovah with their faces to the ground.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Esdras blessed the Lord the great God: and all the people answered, Amen, amen: lifting up their hands: and they bowed down, and adored God with their faces to the ground.

Darby Bible Translation
And Ezra blessed Jehovah, the great God; and all the people answered, Amen, Amen! with lifting up of their hands; and they bowed their heads, and worshipped Jehovah with their faces to the ground.

English Revised Version
and Ezra blessed the LORD, the great God. And all the people answered, Amen, Amen, with the lifting up of their hands: and they bowed their heads, and worshipped the LORD with their faces to the ground.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Ezra blessed the LORD, the great God. And all the people answered, Amen, Amen, with lifting their hands: and they bowed their heads, and worshiped the LORD with their faces to the ground.

World English Bible
and Ezra blessed Yahweh, the great God. All the people answered, "Amen, Amen," with the lifting up of their hands. They bowed their heads, and worshiped Yahweh with their faces to the ground.

Young's Literal Translation
and Ezra blesseth Jehovah, the great God, and all the people answer, 'Amen, Amen,' with lifting up of their hands, and they bow and do obeisance to Jehovah -- faces to the earth.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
8:1-8 Sacrifices were to be offered only at the door of the temple; but praying and preaching were, and are, services of religion, as acceptably performed in one place as in another. Masters of families should bring their families with them to the public worship of God. Women and children have souls to save, and are therefore to acquaint themselves with the word of God, and to attend on the means of grace. Little ones, as they come to reason, must be trained up in religion. Ministers when they go to the pulpit, should take their Bibles with them; Ezra did so. Thence they must fetch their knowledge; according to that rule they must speak, and must show that they do so. Reading the Scriptures in religious assemblies is an ordinance of God, whereby he is honoured, and his church edified. Those who hear the word, should understand it, else it is to them but an empty sound of words. It is therefore required of teachers that they explain the word, and give the sense of it. Reading is good, and preaching is good, but expounding makes reading the better understood, and preaching the more convincing. It has pleased God in almost every age of the church to raise up, not only those who have preached the gospel, but also those who have given their views of Divine truth in writing; and though many who have attempted to explain Scripture, have darkened counsel by words without knowledge, yet the labours of others are of excellent use. All that we hear must, however, be brought to the test of Scripture. They heard readily, and minded every word. The word of God demands attention. If through carelessness we let much slip in hearing, there is danger that through forgetfulness we shall let all slip after hearing.
Study Bible
Ezra Reads the Law
5Ezra opened the book in the sight of all the people for he was standing above all the people; and when he opened it, all the people stood up. 6Then Ezra blessed the LORD the great God. And all the people answered, "Amen, Amen!" while lifting up their hands; then they bowed low and worshiped the LORD with their faces to the ground. 7Also Jeshua, Bani, Sherebiah, Jamin, Akkub, Shabbethai, Hodiah, Maaseiah, Kelita, Azariah, Jozabad, Hanan, Pelaiah, the Levites, explained the law to the people while the people remained in their place.…
Cross References
1 Corinthians 14:16
Otherwise, if you speak a blessing in spirit, how can someone who is uninstructed say "Amen" to your thanksgiving, since he does not know what you are saying?

Exodus 4:31
So the people believed; and when they heard that the LORD was concerned about the sons of Israel and that He had seen their affliction, then they bowed low and worshiped.

1 Chronicles 16:36
Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, From everlasting even to everlasting. Then all the people said, "Amen," and praised the LORD.

Nehemiah 5:13
I also shook out the front of my garment and said, "Thus may God shake out every man from his house and from his possessions who does not fulfill this promise; even thus may he be shaken out and emptied." And all the assembly said, "Amen!" And they praised the LORD. Then the people did according to this promise.

Nehemiah 8:7
Also Jeshua, Bani, Sherebiah, Jamin, Akkub, Shabbethai, Hodiah, Maaseiah, Kelita, Azariah, Jozabad, Hanan, Pelaiah, the Levites, explained the law to the people while the people remained in their place.
Treasury of Scripture

And Ezra blessed the LORD, the great God. And all the people answered, Amen, Amen, with lifting up their hands: and they bowed their heads, and worshipped the LORD with their faces to the ground.

blessed

1 Chronicles 29:20 And David said to all the congregation, Now bless the LORD your God. …

2 Chronicles 6:4 And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, who has with his …

Psalm 41:13 Blessed be the LORD God of Israel from everlasting, and to everlasting. …

Psalm 72:18,19 Blessed be the LORD God, the God of Israel, who only does wondrous things…

Ephesians 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed …

1 Peter 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ…

Amen

Nehemiah 5:13 Also I shook my lap, and said, So God shake out every man from his …

Jeremiah 28:6 Even the prophet Jeremiah said, Amen: the LORD do so: the LORD perform …

Matthew 6:13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For your …

1 Corinthians 14:16 Else when you shall bless with the spirit, how shall he that occupies …

with lifting

Genesis 14:22 And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lift up my hand to the …

Psalm 28:2 Hear the voice of my supplications, when I cry to you, when I lift …

Psalm 63:4 Thus will I bless you while I live: I will lift up my hands in your name.

Psalm 134:2 Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, and bless the LORD.

Psalm 141:2 Let my prayer be set forth before you as incense; and the lifting …

Lamentations 3:41 Let us lift up our heart with our hands to God in the heavens.

1 Timothy 2:8 I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, …

bowed

Genesis 24:26 And the man bowed down his head, and worshipped the LORD.

Exodus 4:31 And the people believed: and when they heard that the LORD had visited …

Exodus 12:27 That you shall say, It is the sacrifice of the LORD's passover, who …

2 Chronicles 20:18 And Jehoshaphat bowed his head with his face to the ground: and all …

2 Chronicles 29:30 Moreover Hezekiah the king and the princes commanded the Levites …

with their faces

Leviticus 9:24 And there came a fire out from before the LORD, and consumed on the …

Matthew 26:39 And he went a little farther, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, …

Revelation 7:11 And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders …

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