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The New King James Version

Nehemiah 3:1–32

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Rebuilding the Wall

3 Then aEliashib the high priest rose up with his brethren the priests band built the Sheep Gate; they consecrated it and hung its doors. They built cas far as the Tower of 1the Hundred, and consecrated it, then as far as the Tower of dHananel. 2Next to Eliashib ethe men of Jericho built. And next to them Zaccur the son of Imri built.

Also the sons of Hassenaah built fthe Fish Gate; they laid its beams and ghung its doors with its bolts and bars. And next to them hMeremoth the son of Urijah, the son of 3Koz, made repairs. Next to them iMeshullam the son of Berechiah, the son of Meshezabel, made repairs. Next to them Zadok the son of Baana made repairs. Next to them the Tekoites made repairs; but their nobles did not put their 4shoulders to jthe work of their Lord.

Moreover Jehoiada the son of Paseah and Meshullam the son of Besodeiah repaired kthe Old Gate; they laid its beams and hung its doors, with its bolts and bars. And next to them Melatiah the Gibeonite, Jadon the Meronothite, the lmen of Gibeon and Mizpah, repaired the mresidence 5of the governor of the region 6beyond the River. Next to him Uzziel the son of Harhaiah, one of the goldsmiths, made repairs. Also next to him Hananiah, 7one of the perfumers, made repairs; and they 8fortified Jerusalem as far as the nBroad Wall. And next to them Rephaiah the son of Hur, leader of half the district of Jerusalem, made repairs. 10 Next to them Jedaiah the son of Harumaph made repairs in front of his house. And next to him Hattush the son of Hashabniah made repairs.

11 Malchijah the son of Harim and Hashub the son of Pahath-Moab repaired another section, oas well as the Tower of the Ovens. 12 And next to him was Shallum the son of Hallohesh, leader of half the district of Jerusalem; he and his daughters made repairs.

13 Hanun and the inhabitants of Zanoah repaired pthe Valley Gate. They built it, hung its doors with its bolts and bars, and repaired a thousand cubits of the wall as far as qthe Refuse Gate.

14 Malchijah the son of Rechab, leader of the district of rBeth Haccerem, repaired the Refuse Gate; he built it and hung its doors with its bolts and bars.

15 Shallun the son of Col-Hozeh, leader of the district of Mizpah, repaired sthe Fountain Gate; he built it, covered it, hung its doors with its bolts and bars, and repaired the wall of the Pool of tShelah 9by the uKing’s Garden, as far as the stairs that go down from the City of David. 16 After him Nehemiah the son of Azbuk, leader of half the district of Beth Zur, made repairs as far as the place in front of the 1tombs of David, to the vman-made pool, and as far as the House of the Mighty.

17 After him the Levites, under Rehum the son of Bani, made repairs. Next to him Hashabiah, leader of half the district of Keilah, made repairs for his district. 18 After him their brethren, under 2Bavai the son of Henadad, leader of the other half of the district of Keilah, made repairs. 19 And next to him Ezer the son of Jeshua, the leader of Mizpah, repaired another section in front of the Ascent to the Armory at the wbuttress. 320 After him Baruch the son of 4Zabbai carefully repaired the other section, from the 5buttress to the door of the house of Eliashib the high priest. 21 After him Meremoth the son of Urijah, the son of 6Koz, repaired another section, from the door of the house of Eliashib to the end of the house of Eliashib.

22 And after him the priests, the men of the plain, made repairs. 23 After him Benjamin and Hasshub made repairs opposite their house. After them Azariah the son of Maaseiah, the son of Ananiah, made repairs by his house. 24 After him xBinnui the son of Henadad repaired another section, from the house of Azariah to ythe 7buttress, even as far as the corner. 25 Palal the son of Uzai made repairs opposite the 8buttress, and on the tower which projects from the king’s upper house that was by the zcourt of the prison. After him Pedaiah the son of Parosh made repairs.

26 Moreover athe Nethinim who dwelt in bOphel made repairs as far as the place in front of cthe Water Gate toward the east, and on the projecting tower. 27 After them the Tekoites repaired another section, next to the great projecting tower, and as far as the wall of Ophel.

28 Beyond the dHorse Gate the priests made repairs, each in front of his own house. 29 After them Zadok the son of Immer made repairs in front of his own house. After him Shemaiah the son of Shechaniah, the keeper of the East Gate, made repairs. 30 After him Hananiah the son of Shelemiah, and Hanun, the sixth son of Zalaph, repaired another section. After him Meshullam the son of Berechiah made repairs in front of his 9dwelling. 31 After him Malchijah, 1one of the goldsmiths, made repairs as far as the house of the Nethinim and of the merchants, in front of the 2Miphkad Gate, and as far as the upper room at the corner. 32 And between the upper room at the corner, as far as the eSheep Gate, the goldsmiths and the merchants made repairs.

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Heb. Hammeah

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Lit. On his hand

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Or Hakkoz

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Lit. necks

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Lit. throne

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West of the Euphrates

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Lit. the son

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restored

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9

Or Shiloah

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LXX, Syr., Vg. tomb

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So with MT, Vg.; some Heb. mss., LXX, Syr. Binnui (cf. v. 24)

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Lit. turning

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A few Heb. mss., Syr., Vg. Zaccai

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Lit. turning

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Or Hakkoz

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y
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Lit. turning

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Lit. turning

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9

Lit. room

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Lit. a son of the goldsmiths

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Lit. Inspection or Recruiting

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