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Nehemiah Chapter 3

Nehemiah 3:1
3:1 Then Eliashib the high priest rose up with his brethren the
    priests, and they builded the sheep gate; they {a}
    sanctified it, and set up the doors of it; even unto the
    tower of Meah they sanctified it, unto the tower of
    Hananeel.

    (a) In Hebrew they sanctified it, that is, they finished it,
        and so dedicated it to the Lord by prayer, in desiring
        him to maintain it.

Nehemiah 3:5
3:5 And next unto them the Tekoites repaired; but their nobles
    {b} put not their necks to the work of their Lord.

    (b) The rich and mighty would not obey those who were
        appointed officers in this work, neither would they help
        them.

Nehemiah 3:7
3:7 And next unto them repaired Melatiah the Gibeonite, and
    Jadon the Meronothite, the men of Gibeon, and of Mizpah,
    unto the {c} throne of the governor on this side the river.

    (c) To the place where the Duke was wont to sit in judgment,
        who governed the country in their absence.

Nehemiah 3:19
3:19 And next to him repaired Ezer the son of Jeshua, the ruler
     of Mizpah, another piece over against the going up to the
     armoury at the {d} turning [of the wall].

     (d) Where the weapons and armour of the city lay.

Nehemiah 3:22
3:22 And after him repaired the priests, the men of {e} the
     plain.

     (e) Who dwelt in the plain country by Jordan and Jericho.

Nehemiah 3:26
3:26 Moreover the {f} Nethinims dwelt in Ophel, unto [the place]
     over against the water gate toward the east, and the tower
     that lieth out.

     (f) Read Ezra 2:43.

Nehemiah 3:30
3:30 After him repaired Hananiah the son of Shelemiah, and Hanun
     the {g} sixth son of Zalaph, another piece. After him
     repaired Meshullam the son of Berechiah over against his
     chamber.

     (g) Meaning the sixth of his sons.

Nehemiah 3:31
3:31 After him repaired Malchiah the goldsmith's son unto the
     place of the Nethinims, and of the merchants, over against
     the gate {h} Miphkad, and to the going up of the corner.

     (h) Which was the place of judgment or execution.



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