Nehemiah 8:12
New International Version
Then all the people went away to eat and drink, to send portions of food and to celebrate with great joy, because they now understood the words that had been made known to them.

New Living Translation
So the people went away to eat and drink at a festive meal, to share gifts of food, and to celebrate with great joy because they had heard God’s words and understood them.

English Standard Version
And all the people went their way to eat and drink and to send portions and to make great rejoicing, because they had understood the words that were declared to them.

Berean Study Bible
Then all the people began to eat and drink, to send out portions, and to rejoice greatly, because they understood the words that had been made known to them.

New American Standard Bible
All the people went away to eat, to drink, to send portions and to celebrate a great festival, because they understood the words which had been made known to them.

New King James Version
And all the people went their way to eat and drink, to send portions and rejoice greatly, because they understood the words that were declared to them.

King James Bible
And all the people went their way to eat, and to drink, and to send portions, and to make great mirth, because they had understood the words that were declared unto them.

Christian Standard Bible
Then all the people began to eat and drink, send portions, and have a great celebration, because they had understood the words that were explained to them.

Contemporary English Version
When the people returned to their homes, they celebrated by eating and drinking and by sharing their food with those in need, because they had understood what had been read to them.

Good News Translation
So all the people went home and ate and drank joyfully and shared what they had with others, because they understood what had been read to them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then all the people began to eat and drink, send portions, and have a great celebration, because they had understood the words that were explained to them.

International Standard Version
So all the people went to eat, to drink, to send something to those who had nothing, and to celebrate with great joy, because they understood the words that were being declared to them.

NET Bible
So all the people departed to eat and drink and to share their food with others and to enjoy tremendous joy, for they had gained insight in the matters that had been made known to them.

New Heart English Bible
All the people went their way to eat, and to drink, and to send portions, and to make great mirth, because they had understood the words that were declared to them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then all the people went to eat and drink and to send portions. They had a big, joyful celebration because they understood the words that had been explained to them.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And all the people went their way to eat, and to drink, and to send portions, and to make great mirth, because they had understood the words that were declared unto them.

New American Standard 1977
And all the people went away to eat, to drink, to send portions and to celebrate a great festival, because they understood the words which had been made known to them.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And all the people went to eat and to drink and to send portions and to rejoice with great joy because they had understood the words that were taught unto them.

King James 2000 Bible
And all the people went their way to eat, and to drink, and to send portions, and to make great rejoicing, because they had understood the words that were declared unto them.

American King James Version
And all the people went their way to eat, and to drink, and to send portions, and to make great mirth, because they had understood the words that were declared to them.

American Standard Version
And all the people went their way to eat, and to drink, and to send portions, and to make great mirth, because they had understood the words that were declared unto them.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
So all the people departed to eat, and to drink, and to send portions, and to make great mirth, for they understood the words which he made known to them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
So all the people went to eat and drink, and to send portions, and to make great mirth: because they understood the words that he had taught them.

Darby Bible Translation
And all the people went their way, to eat and to drink, and to send portions, and to make great rejoicing. For they had understood the words that were declared to them.

English Revised Version
And all the people went their way to eat, and to drink, and to send portions, and to make great mirth, because they had understood the words that were declared unto them.

Webster's Bible Translation
And all the people went their way to eat, and to drink, and to send portions, and to make great mirth, because they had understood the words that were declared to them.

World English Bible
All the people went their way to eat, and to drink, and to send portions, and to make great mirth, because they had understood the words that were declared to them.

Young's Literal Translation
And all the people go to eat, and to drink, and to send portions, and to make great joy, because they have understood concerning the words that they made known to them.
Study Bible
Ezra Reads the Law
11And the Levites calmed all the people, saying, “Be still, since today is holy. Do not grieve.” 12Then all the people began to eat and drink, to send out portions, and to rejoice greatly, because they understood the words that had been made known to them.
Cross References
Revelation 11:10
And those who dwell on the earth will gloat over them, and will celebrate and send one another gifts, because these two prophets had tormented them.

Nehemiah 8:7
The Levites--Jeshua, Bani, Sherebiah, Jamin, Akkub, Shabbethai, Hodiah, Maaseiah, Kelita, Azariah, Jozabad, Hanan, and Pelaiah--explained the law to the people as they stood in their places.

Nehemiah 8:8
So they read from the Book of the Law of God, explaining it and giving insight, so that the people could understand what was being read.

Nehemiah 8:10
Then Nehemiah told them, "Go and eat what is rich, drink what is sweet, and send out portions to those who have nothing prepared, since today is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the LORD is your strength."

Nehemiah 8:11
And the Levites calmed all the people, saying, "Be still, since today is holy. Do not grieve."

Nehemiah 8:13
On the second day of the month, the heads of all the families, along with the priests and Levites, gathered around Ezra the scribe to study the words of the Law.

Esther 9:22
as the days on which the Jews had rid themselves of their enemies and the month in which their sorrow had turned to joy and their mourning into a holiday. He wrote that these were to be days of feasting and joy, of sending gifts to one another and to the poor.

Treasury of Scripture

And all the people went their way to eat, and to drink, and to send portions, and to make great mirth, because they had understood the words that were declared to them.

to send

Nehemiah 8:10
Then he said unto them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared: for this day is holy unto our Lord: neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the LORD is your strength.

to make

Psalm 126:1-3
A Song of degrees. When the LORD turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream…

because

Nehemiah 8:7,8
Also Jeshua, and Bani, and Sherebiah, Jamin, Akkub, Shabbethai, Hodijah, Maaseiah, Kelita, Azariah, Jozabad, Hanan, Pelaiah, and the Levites, caused the people to understand the law: and the people stood in their place…

Job 23:12
Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food.

Psalm 19:8-11
The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes…







Lexicon
Then all
כָל־ (ḵāl)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

the people
הָעָ֜ם (hā·‘ām)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

began to eat
לֶאֱכֹ֤ל (le·’ĕ·ḵōl)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 398: To eat

and drink,
וְלִשְׁתּוֹת֙ (wə·liš·tō·wṯ)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 8354: To imbibe

to send out
וּלְשַׁלַּ֣ח (ū·lə·šal·laḥ)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 7971: To send away, for, out

portions,
מָנ֔וֹת (mā·nō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4490: Something weighed out, a division, a ration, a lot

and
וְלַעֲשׂ֖וֹת (wə·la·‘ă·śō·wṯ)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make

to rejoice
שִׂמְחָ֣ה (śim·ḥāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8057: Blithesomeness, glee

greatly,
גְדוֹלָ֑ה (ḡə·ḏō·w·lāh)
Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1419: Great, older, insolent

because
כִּ֤י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

they understood
הֵבִ֙ינוּ֙ (hê·ḇî·nū)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 995: To separate mentally, understand

the words
בַּדְּבָרִ֔ים (bad·də·ḇā·rîm)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause

that
אֲשֶׁ֥ר (’ă·šer)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

had been made known
הוֹדִ֖יעוּ (hō·w·ḏî·‘ū)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 3045: To know

to them.
לָהֶֽם׃ (lā·hem)
Preposition | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew
(12) They had understood.--They had caught the meaning of the command to rejoice.

Verse 12. - To make great mirth. Or "great rejoicing," not "mirth" in the sense which the word now commonly bears.

CHAPTER 8:13-18 8:9-12 It was a good sign that their hearts were tender, when they heard the words of the law. The people were to send portions to those for whom nothing was prepared. It is the duty of a religious feast, as well as of a religious fast, to draw out the soul to the hungry; God's bounty should make us bountiful. We must not only give to those that offer themselves, but send to those out of sight. Their strength consisted in joy in the Lord. The better we understand God's word, the more comfort we find in it; the darkness of trouble arises from the darkness of ignorance.
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