Nehemiah 11:21
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New International Version
The temple servants lived on the hill of Ophel, and Ziha and Gishpa were in charge of them.

New Living Translation
The Temple servants, however, whose leaders were Ziha and Gishpa, all lived on the hill of Ophel.

English Standard Version
But the temple servants lived on Ophel; and Ziha and Gishpa were over the temple servants.

New American Standard Bible
But the temple servants were living in Ophel, and Ziha and Gishpa were in charge of the temple servants.

King James Bible
But the Nethinims dwelt in Ophel: and Ziha and Gispa were over the Nethinims.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The temple servants lived on Ophel; Ziha and Gishpa supervised the temple servants.

International Standard Version
but the Temple Servants lived on Ophel. Ziha and Gishpa oversaw the Temple Servants.

NET Bible
The temple attendants were living on Ophel, and Ziha and Gishpa were over them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But the temple servants lived on Mount Ophel with Ziha and Gishpa in charge of them.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the Nethinims dwelt in Ophel, {Heb. the fortress}, and Ziha and Gispa were over the Nethinims.

King James 2000 Bible
But the Nethinim dwelt in Ophel: and Ziha and Gispa were over the Nethinim.

American King James Version
But the Nethinims dwelled in Ophel: and Ziha and Gispa were over the Nethinims.

American Standard Version
But the Nethinim dwelt in Ophel: and Ziha and Gishpa were over the Nethinim.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the Nathinites, that dwelt in Ophel, and Siaha, and Gaspha of the Nathinites.

Darby Bible Translation
And the Nethinim dwelt in Ophel; and Ziha and Gispa were over the Nethinim.

English Revised Version
But the Nethinim dwelt in Ophel: and Ziha and Gishpa were over the Nethinim.

Webster's Bible Translation
But the Nethinims dwelt in Ophel: and Ziha and Gispa were over the Nethinims.

World English Bible
But the Nethinim lived in Ophel: and Ziha and Gishpa were over the Nethinim.

Young's Literal Translation
and the Nethinim are dwelling in Ophel, and Ziha and Gishpa are over the Nethinim.
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

11:1-36 The distribution of the people. - In all ages, men have preferred their own ease and advantage to the public good. Even the professors of religion too commonly seek their own, and not the things of Christ. Few have had such attachment to holy things and holy places, as to renounce pleasure for their sake. Yet surely, our souls should delight to dwell where holy persons and opportunities of spiritual improvement most abound. If we have not this love to the city of our God, and to every thing that assists our communion with the Saviour, how shall we be willing to depart hence; to be absent from the body, that we may be present with the Lord? To the carnal-minded, the perfect holiness of the New Jerusalem would be still harder to bear than the holiness of God's church on earth. Let us seek first the favour of God, and his glory; let us study to be patient, contented, and useful in our several stations, and wait, with cheerful hope, for admission into the holy city of God.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 21. - The Nethinims dwelt in Ophel. See above, ch. 3:26 Ophel, the southern prolongation of the temple hill, was a sort of suburb of Jerusalem, sometimes reckoned as part of the city, sometimes as distinct from it. It was a convenient position for the Nethinims, who were employed in menial offices about the temple. Ziha seems to represent the leading Nethinim family (Ezra 2:43; Nehemiah 7:46).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

But the Nethinims dwelt in Ophel,.... An high place or tower on the wall of Jerusalem, see 2 Chronicles 27:3,

and Ziha, and Gispa, were over the Nethinims; had the oversight of them, and took care that they did their work; they were such themselves, but the principal of them, see Ezra 2:43.



Nehemiah 11:21 Additional Commentaries
Context
Residents outside Jerusalem
20The rest of Israel, of the priests and of the Levites, were in all the cities of Judah, each on his own inheritance. 21But the temple servants were living in Ophel, and Ziha and Gishpa were in charge of the temple servants. 22Now the overseer of the Levites in Jerusalem was Uzzi the son of Bani, the son of Hashabiah, the son of Mattaniah, the son of Mica, from the sons of Asaph, who were the singers for the service of the house of God.…
Cross References
1 Chronicles 9:2
Now the first to resettle on their own property in their own towns were some Israelites, priests, Levites and temple servants.

Nehemiah 3:26
and the temple servants living on the hill of Ophel made repairs up to a point opposite the Water Gate toward the east and the projecting tower.
Treasury of Scripture

But the Nethinims dwelled in Ophel: and Ziha and Gispa were over the Nethinims.

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Nehemiah 3:26,31 Moreover the Nethinims dwelled in Ophel, to the place over against …

2 Chronicles 27:3 He built the high gate of the house of the LORD, and on the wall …

Ophel. or, the tower.

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