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Nehemiah 8:1

8:1 all the people gathered together 1  in the plaza which was in front of the Water Gate. They asked 2  Ezra the scribe to bring the book of the law of Moses which the LORD had commanded Israel.

Nehemiah 8:3

8:3 So he read it before the plaza in front of the Water Gate from dawn till noon 3  before the men and women and those children who could understand. 4  All the people were eager to hear 5  the book of the law.

Nehemiah 8:16


8:16 So the people went out and brought these things 6  back and constructed temporary shelters for themselves, each on his roof and in his courtyard and in the courtyards of the temple 7  of God and in the plaza of the Water Gate and the plaza of the Ephraim Gate.

1 tn Heb “like one man.”

2 tn Heb “said [to].”

3 tn Heb “from the light till the noon of the day.”

4 tn Heb “all who could hear with understanding.” The word “children” is understood to be implied here by a number of English versions (e.g., NAB, TEV, NLT).

5 tn Heb “the ears of all the people were toward.”

6 tn The words “these things” are not in the Hebrew text but have been supplied in the translation for clarity.

7 tn Heb “the house.”

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