They read from the book, from the Law of God, clearly,[a] and they gave the sense, so that the people understood the reading.

This Day Is Holy

And Nehemiah, who was (A)the governor, and Ezra (B)the priest and scribe, and the Levites who taught the people said to all the people, (C)“This day is holy to the Lord your God; (D)do not mourn or weep.” For all the people wept as they heard the words of the Law.

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Footnotes

  1. Nehemiah 8:8 Or with interpretation, or paragraph by paragraph

32 And now (A)I commend you to God and to (B)the word of his grace, which is able to (C)build you up and to give you (D)the inheritance among all those who are sanctified.

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14 How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him (A)of whom they have never heard?[a] And how are they to hear (B)without someone preaching? 15 And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, (C)“How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!” 16 But (D)they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah says, (E)“Lord, who has believed what he has heard from us?” 17 So (F)faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 10:14 Or him whom they have never heard

15 and how (A)from childhood you have been acquainted with (B)the sacred writings, (C)which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 16 (D)All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17 that (E)the man of God[a] may be complete, (F)equipped (G)for every good work.

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Timothy 3:17 That is, a messenger of God (the phrase echoes a common Old Testament expression)

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