Bible: Nehemiah 8:5-8

8:5 Ezra opened the book in plain view 1  of all the people, for he was elevated above all the people. When he opened the book, 2  all the people stood up. 8:6 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.

8:7 Jeshua, Bani, Sherebiah, Jamin, Akkub, Shabbethai, Hodiah, Maaseiah, Kelita, Azariah, Jozabad, Hanan, and Pelaiah – all of whom were Levites 3 were teaching the people the law, as the people remained standing. 8:8 They read from the book of God’s law, explaining it 4  and imparting insight. Thus the people 5  gained understanding from what was read.

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