Nehemiah 8:4
New International Version
Ezra the teacher of the Law stood on a high wooden platform built for the occasion. Beside him on his right stood Mattithiah, Shema, Anaiah, Uriah, Hilkiah and Maaseiah; and on his left were Pedaiah, Mishael, Malkijah, Hashum, Hashbaddanah, Zechariah and Meshullam.

New Living Translation
Ezra the scribe stood on a high wooden platform that had been made for the occasion. To his right stood Mattithiah, Shema, Anaiah, Uriah, Hilkiah, and Maaseiah. To his left stood Pedaiah, Mishael, Malkijah, Hashum, Hashbaddanah, Zechariah, and Meshullam.

English Standard Version
And Ezra the scribe stood on a wooden platform that they had made for the purpose. And beside him stood Mattithiah, Shema, Anaiah, Uriah, Hilkiah, and Maaseiah on his right hand, and Pedaiah, Mishael, Malchijah, Hashum, Hashbaddanah, Zechariah, and Meshullam on his left hand.

Berean Study Bible
Ezra the scribe stood on a high wooden platform built for this occasion. At his right side stood Mattithiah, Shema, Anaiah, Uriah, Hilkiah, and Maaseiah, and at his left were Pedaiah, Mishael, Malchijah, Hashum, Hash-baddanah, Zechariah, and Meshullam.

New American Standard Bible
Ezra the scribe stood at a wooden podium which they had made for the purpose. And beside him stood Mattithiah, Shema, Anaiah, Uriah, Hilkiah, and Maaseiah on his right hand; and Pedaiah, Mishael, Malchijah, Hashum, Hashbaddanah, Zechariah and Meshullam on his left hand.

King James Bible
And Ezra the scribe stood upon a pulpit of wood, which they had made for the purpose; and beside him stood Mattithiah, and Shema, and Anaiah, and Urijah, and Hilkiah, and Maaseiah, on his right hand; and on his left hand, Pedaiah, and Mishael, and Malchiah, and Hashum, and Hashbadana, Zechariah, and Meshullam.

Christian Standard Bible
The scribe Ezra stood on a high wooden platform made for this purpose. Mattithiah, Shema, Anaiah, Uriah, Hilkiah, and Maaseiah stood beside him on his right; to his left were Pedaiah, Mishael, Malchijah, Hashum, Hash-baddanah, Zechariah, and Meshullam.

Contemporary English Version
Ezra stood on a high wooden platform that had been built for this occasion. Mattithiah, Shema, Anaiah, Uriah, Hilkiah, and Maaseiah were standing to his right, while Pedaiah, Mishael, Malchijah, Hashum, Hash Baddanah, Zechariah, and Meshullam were standing to his left.

Good News Translation
Ezra was standing on a wooden platform that had been built for the occasion. The following men stood at his right: Mattithiah, Shema, Anaiah, Uriah, Hilkiah, and Maaseiah; and the following stood at his left: Pedaiah, Mishael, Malchijah, Hashum, Hashbaddanah, Zechariah, and Meshullam.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Ezra the scribe stood on a high wooden platform made for this purpose. Mattithiah, Shema, Anaiah, Uriah, Hilkiah, and Maaseiah stood beside him on his right; to his left were Pedaiah, Mishael, Malchijah, Hashum, Hash-baddanah, Zechariah, and Meshullam.

International Standard Version
Ezra the scribe stood on a wooden rostrum erected for that purpose. Beside him to his right stood Mattithiah, Shema, Anaiah, Uriah, Hilkiah, and Maasseiah. Beside him to his left stood Pedaiah, Mishael, Malchijah, Hashum, Hashbaddanah, Zechariah, and Meshullam.

NET Bible
Ezra the scribe stood on a towering wooden platform constructed for this purpose. Standing near him on his right were Mattithiah, Shema, Anaiah, Uriah, Hilkiah, and Masseiah. On his left were Pedaiah, Mishael, Malkijah, Hashum, Hashbaddanah, Zechariah, and Meshullam.

New Heart English Bible
Ezra the scribe stood on a pulpit of wood, which they had made for the purpose; and beside him stood Mattithiah, and Shema, and Anaiah, and Uriah, and Hilkiah, and Maaseiah, on his right hand; and on his left hand, Pedaiah, and Mishael, and Malchijah, and Hashum, and Hashbaddanah, Zechariah, and Meshullam.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Ezra the scribe stood on a raised wooden platform made for this occasion. Mattithiah, Shema, Anaiah, Uriah, Hilkiah, and Maaseiah stood beside him on his right. Pedaiah, Mishael, Malchiah, Hashum, Hashbaddanah, Zechariah, and Meshullam stood beside him on his left.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Ezra the scribe stood upon a pulpit of wood, which they had made for the purpose; and beside him stood Mattithiah, and Shema, and Anaiah, and Uriah, and Hilkiah, and Maaseiah, on his right hand; and on his left hand, Pedaiah, and Mishael, and Malchijah, and Hashum, and Hashbaddanah, Zechariah, and Meshullam.

New American Standard 1977
And Ezra the scribe stood at a wooden podium which they had made for the purpose. And beside him stood Mattithiah, Shema, Anaiah, Uriah, Hilkiah, and Maaseiah on his right hand; and Pedaiah, Mishael, Malchijah, Hashum, Hashbaddanah, Zechariah, and Meshullam on his left hand.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Ezra, the scribe, stood upon a pulpit of wood, which they had made for the purpose; and beside him stood Mattithiah, Shema, Anaiah, Urijah, Hilkiah, and Maaseiah on his right hand; and on his left hand, Pedaiah, Mishael, Malchiah, Hashum, Hashbadana, Zechariah, and Meshullam.

King James 2000 Bible
And Ezra the scribe stood upon a pulpit of wood, which they had made for the purpose; and beside him stood Mattithiah, and Shema, and Anaiah, and Uriah, and Hilkiah, and Maaseiah, on his right hand; and on his left hand, Pedaiah, and Mishael, and Malchijah, and Hashum, and Hashbaddana, Zechariah, and Meshullam.

American King James Version
And Ezra the scribe stood on a pulpit of wood, which they had made for the purpose; and beside him stood Mattithiah, and Shema, and Anaiah, and Urijah, and Hilkiah, and Maaseiah, on his right hand; and on his left hand, Pedaiah, and Mishael, and Malchiah, and Hashum, and Hashbadana, Zechariah, and Meshullam.

American Standard Version
And Ezra the scribe stood upon a pulpit of wood, which they had made for the purpose; and beside him stood Mattithiah, and Shema, and Anaiah, and Uriah, and Hilkiah, and Maaseiah, on his right hand; and on his left hand, Pedaiah, and Mishael, and Malchijah, and Hashum, and Hashbaddanah, Zechariah, and Meshullam.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Esdras the scribe stood on a wooden stage, and there stood next to him Mattathias, and Samaeas, and Ananias, and Urias, and Chelcia, and Massia, on his right hand; and on his left Phadaeas, and Misael, and Melchias, and Asom, and Asabadma, and Zacharias, and Mesollam.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Esdras the scribe stood upon a step of wood, which he had made to speak upon, and there stood by him Mathathias, and Semeia, and Ania, and Uria, and Helcia, and Maasia, on his right hand: and on the left, Phadaia, Misael, and Melchia, and Hasum, and Hasbadana, Zacharia and Mosollam.

Darby Bible Translation
And Ezra the scribe stood upon a high stage of wood, which they had made for the purpose. And beside him stood Mattithiah, and Shema, and Anaiah, and Urijah, and Hilkijah, and Maaseiah on his right hand; and on his left hand, Pedaiah, and Mishael, and Malchijah, and Hashum, and Hashbaddana, Zechariah, Meshullam.

English Revised Version
And Ezra the scribe stood upon a pulpit of wood, which they had made for the purpose; and beside him stood Mattithiah, and Shema, and Anaiah, and Uriah, and Hilkiah, and Maaseiah, on his right hand; and on his left hand, Pedaiah, and Mishael, and Malchijah, and Hashum, and Hashbaddanah, Zechariah, and Meshullam.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Ezra the scribe stood upon a pulpit of wood, which they had made for the purpose; and beside him stood Mattithiah, and Shema, and Anaiah, and Urijah, and Hilkiah, and Maaseiah, on his right hand; and on his left hand, Pedaiah, and Mishael, and Malchiah, and Hashum, and Hashbadana, Zechariah, and Meshullam.

World English Bible
Ezra the scribe stood on a pulpit of wood, which they had made for the purpose; and beside him stood Mattithiah, and Shema, and Anaiah, and Uriah, and Hilkiah, and Maaseiah, on his right hand; and on his left hand, Pedaiah, and Mishael, and Malchijah, and Hashum, and Hashbaddanah, Zechariah, [and] Meshullam.

Young's Literal Translation
And Ezra the scribe standeth on a tower of wood that they made for the purpose, and Mattithiah standeth near him, and Shema, and Anaiah, and Urijah, and Hilkiah, and Maaseiah, on his right; and on his left Pedaiah, and Mishael, and Malchijah, and Hashum, and Hashbaddana, Zechariah, Meshullam.
Study Bible
Ezra Reads the Law
3So Ezra read it aloud from daybreak until noon as he faced the square before the Water Gate, in front of the men and women and those who could understand. And all the people listened attentively to the Book of the Law. 4Ezra the scribe stood on a high wooden platform built for this occasion. At his right side stood Mattithiah, Shema, Anaiah, Uriah, Hilkiah, and Maaseiah, and at his left were Pedaiah, Mishael, Malchijah, Hashum, Hash-baddanah, Zechariah, and Meshullam. 5Ezra opened the book in full view of all the people, since he was standing above them all, and as he opened it, all the people stood up.…
Cross References
Matthew 23:2
"The scribes and Pharisees sit in Moses' seat.

2 Chronicles 6:13
Now Solomon had made a bronze platform five cubits long, five cubits wide, and three cubits high, and had placed it in the middle of the courtyard. He stood on it, knelt down before the whole assembly of Israel, spread out his hands toward heaven,

Nehemiah 8:3
So Ezra read it aloud from daybreak until noon as he faced the square before the Water Gate, in front of the men and women and those who could understand. And all the people listened attentively to the Book of the Law.

Nehemiah 8:5
Ezra opened the book in full view of all the people, since he was standing above them all, and as he opened it, all the people stood up.

Nehemiah 9:3
While they stood in their places, they read from the Book of the Law of the LORD their God for a quarter of the day, and they spent another quarter of the day in confession and worship of the LORD their God.

Treasury of Scripture

And Ezra the scribe stood on a pulpit of wood, which they had made for the purpose; and beside him stood Mattithiah, and Shema, and Anaiah, and Urijah, and Hilkiah, and Maaseiah, on his right hand; and on his left hand, Pedaiah, and Mishael, and Malchiah, and Hashum, and Hashbadana, Zechariah, and Meshullam.

pulpit.

Nehemiah 10:25
Rehum, Hashabnah, Maaseiah,

Nehemiah 11:5
And Maaseiah the son of Baruch, the son of Colhozeh, the son of Hazaiah, the son of Adaiah, the son of Joiarib, the son of Zechariah, the son of Shiloni.

Malchiah

Nehemiah 10:3
Pashur, Amariah, Malchijah,

Hashum

Nehemiah 10:18
Hodijah, Hashum, Bezai,

Ezra 10:33
Of the sons of Hashum; Mattenai, Mattathah, Zabad, Eliphelet, Jeremai, Manasseh, and Shimei.

Meshullam

Nehemiah 10:7,20
Meshullam, Abijah, Mijamin, …

Nehemiah 11:7
And these are the sons of Benjamin; Sallu the son of Meshullam, the son of Joed, the son of Pedaiah, the son of Kolaiah, the son of Maaseiah, the son of Ithiel, the son of Jesaiah.

Nehemiah 12:13
Of Ezra, Meshullam; of Amariah, Jehohanan;







Lexicon
Ezra
עֶזְרָ֣א (‘ez·rā)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5830: Ezra -- 'help', three Israelites

the scribe
הַסֹּפֵ֗ר (has·sō·p̄êr)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5608: To count, recount, relate

stood
וַֽיַּעֲמֹ֞ד (way·ya·‘ă·mōḏ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5975: To stand, in various relations

on
עַֽל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

a high wooden
עֵץ֮ (‘êṣ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6086: Tree, trees, wood

platform
מִגְדַּל־ (miḡ·dal-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4026: A tower, a rostrum, a, bed of flowers

built
עָשׂ֣וּ (‘ā·śū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make

for this occasion.
לַדָּבָר֒ (lad·dā·ḇār)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause

At his
אֶצְל֡וֹ (’eṣ·lōw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 681: A joining together, proximity

right side
יְמִינ֑וֹ (yə·mî·nōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3225: The right hand, side, the south

stood
וַיַּֽעֲמֹ֣ד (way·ya·‘ă·mōḏ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5975: To stand, in various relations

Mattithiah,
מַתִּתְיָ֡ה (mat·tiṯ·yāh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4993: Mattithiah -- 'gift of Yah', the name of several Israelites

Shema,
וְשֶׁ֡מַע (wə·še·ma‘)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8087: Shema -- a sound

Anaiah,
וַ֠עֲנָיָה (wa·‘ă·nā·yāh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6043: Anaiah -- an Israelite

Uriah,
וְאוּרִיָּ֧ה (wə·’ū·rî·yāh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 223: Uriah -- 'flame of Yah', the name of a Hittite and of two Israelites

Hilkiah,
וְחִלְקִיָּ֛ה (wə·ḥil·qî·yāh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2518: Hilkiah -- 'my portion is Yah', the name of several Israelites

and Maaseiah,
וּמַעֲשֵׂיָ֖ה (ū·ma·‘ă·śê·yāh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4641: Maaseiah -- 'work of Yah', the name of a number of Israelites

and at his left
וּמִשְּׂמֹאל֗וֹ (ū·miś·śə·mō·lōw)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8040: Dark, the north, the left hand

were Pedaiah,
פְּ֠דָיָה (pə·ḏā·yāh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6305: Pedaiah -- 'Yah has ransomed', the name of several Israelites

Mishael,
וּמִֽישָׁאֵ֧ל (ū·mî·šā·’êl)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4332: Mishael -- 'Who is what God is?' three Israelites

Malchijah,
וּמַלְכִּיָּ֛ה (ū·mal·kî·yāh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4441: Malchijah -- 'my king is Yah', the name of a number of Israelites

Hashum,
וְחָשֻׁ֥ם (wə·ḥā·šum)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2828: Hashum -- an Israelite

Hash-baddanah,
וְחַשְׁבַּדָּ֖נָה (wə·ḥaš·bad·dā·nāh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2806: Hashbaddanah -- an Israelite

Zechariah,
זְכַרְיָ֥ה (zə·ḵar·yāh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2148: Zachariah -- the name of a number of Israelites

and Meshullam.
מְשֻׁלָּֽם׃ (mə·šul·lām)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4918: Meshullam -- the name of a number of Israelites
(4) Pulpit of wood.--Literally, a tower of wood. Fourteen persons, however, were on what is afterwards called a platform, or stair, by his side.

Verse 4. - Ezra... stood upon a pulpit of wood. Compare 2 Kings 11:14; 2 Kings 23:3, where, however, the term used is עמוד, "stand," and not מגדל, "tower." In either case an elevated platform seems to be meant. Mattithiah, and Shema. These persons are commonly supposed to have been priests, but there is nothing to prove it. They need not even have been Levites, since they were there not to teach, but only to do honour to Ezra. 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.
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