1; Upon the reading of the law, separation is made from the
4; Nehemiah, at his return, causes the chambers to be
10; He reforms the offices in the house of God;
15; the violation of the sabbath;
23; and the marriages with the strange wives.
* that day.
Some suppose that the events recorded in these verses took
place several years after those related in the preceding
chapter, while Nehemiah was absent at the Persian court; but
the introductory language, on that day, seems rather to imply
that they occurred immediately, or at least about that time.
* they read. Heb. there was read.
8:3-8 9:3 De 31:11,12 2Ki 23:2 Isa 34:16 Lu 4:16-19 10:26
Ac 13:15 15:21
* audience. Heb. ears. the Ammonite.
23 De 23:3-5 Isa 15:1-16:14 Jer 48:1-47 Eze 25:1-11 Am 2:1-3
2:10,19 4:3 Ps 83:7-9 Jer 49:1-6 Am 1:13-15