Nehemiah 3:3
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New International Version
The Fish Gate was rebuilt by the sons of Hassenaah. They laid its beams and put its doors and bolts and bars in place.

New Living Translation
The Fish Gate was built by the sons of Hassenaah. They laid the beams, set up its doors, and installed its bolts and bars.

English Standard Version
The sons of Hassenaah built the Fish Gate. They laid its beams and set its doors, its bolts, and its bars.

New American Standard Bible
Now the sons of Hassenaah built the Fish Gate; they laid its beams and hung its doors with its bolts and bars.

King James Bible
But the fish gate did the sons of Hassenaah build, who also laid the beams thereof, and set up the doors thereof, the locks thereof, and the bars thereof.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The sons of Hassenaah built the Fish Gate. They built it with beams and installed its doors, bolts, and bars.

International Standard Version
The Fish Gate was repaired by Hassenaah's sons. They built its framework and installed its doors, including locks and security bars,

NET Bible
The sons of Hassenaah rebuilt the Fish Gate. They laid its beams and positioned its doors, its bolts, and its bars.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The sons of Hassenaah rebuilt Fish Gate. They laid its beams and set its doors, locks, and bars in place.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the sons of Hassenaah built the fish gate; they laid its beams and set up its doors, its locks, and its bars.

King James 2000 Bible
But the fish gate did the sons of Hassenaah build, who also laid the beams thereof, and set up the doors thereof, the locks thereof, and the bars thereof.

American King James Version
But the fish gate did the sons of Hassenaah build, who also laid the beams thereof, and set up the doors thereof, the locks thereof, and the bars thereof.

American Standard Version
And the fish gate did the sons of Hassenaah build; they laid the beams thereof, and set up the doors thereof, the bolts thereof, and the bars thereof.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But the fish gate the sons of Asnaa built: they covered it, and set up the doors thereof, and tire locks, and the bars. And next to them built Marimuth the son of Urias the son of Accus.

Darby Bible Translation
And the fish-gate did the sons of Senaah build: they laid its beams, and set up its doors, its locks and its bars.

English Revised Version
And the fish gate did the sons of Hassenaah build; they laid the beams thereof, and set up the doors thereof, the bolts thereof, and the bars thereof.

Webster's Bible Translation
But the fish-gate did the sons of Hassenaah build, who also laid its beams, and set up its doors, its locks and its bars.

World English Bible
The fish gate did the sons of Hassenaah build; they laid its beams, and set up its doors, its bolts, and its bars.

Young's Literal Translation
and the fish-gate have sons of Hassenaah built, they have walled it, and set up its doors, its locks, and its bars.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

3:1-32 The rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem. - The work was divided, so that every one might know what he had to do, and mind it, with a desire to excel; yet without contention, or separate interests. No strife appears among them, but which should do most for the public good. Every Israelite should lend a hand toward the building up of Jerusalem. Let not nobles think any thing below them, by which they may advance the good of their country. Even some females helped forward the work. Some repaired over against their houses, and one repaired over against his chamber. When a general good work is to be done, each should apply himself to that part which is within his reach. If every one will sweep before his own door, the street will be clean; if every one will mend one, we shall all be mended. Some that had first done helped their fellows. The walls of Jerusalem, in heaps of rubbish, represent the desperate state of the world around, while the number and malice of those who hindered the building, give some faint idea of the enemies we have to contend with, while executing the work of God. Every one must begin at home; for it is by getting the work of God advanced in our own souls that we shall best contribute to the good of the church of Christ. May the Lord thus stir up the hearts of his people, to lay aside their petty disputes, and to disregard their worldly interests, compared with building the walls of Jerusalem, and defending the cause of truth and godliness against the assaults of avowed enemies.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 3. - It is strange that the sons of Hassenaah, who built the fourth piece of wall, are not mentioned by name. There is no other similar omission. The fish gate, which they built, was in the northern wall, towards its eastern extremity, and not far from the modern "Damascus gate." It is thought to be so called from being the gate through which fish were brought in from the Jordan and the Sea of Galilee. The locks thereof should rather be "the bars thereof"; and the bars, "the sockets," or "catches," which held the bars. The gates of towns in ancient times were almost always secured in this way.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

But the fish gate did the sons of Hassenaah build,.... So called, because fish was brought from the sea coasts through it, and near it was the fish market; this also was southward, according to Dr. Lightfoot (x); others say northward; some say it led to the sea of Galilee, Jordan, and all the east and north country: but it is most likely to be westward towards the Mediterranean sea, Tyre, and Joppa, from whence fish were brought; and Rauwolff says (y) it is still standing towards the west, behind Mount Sion, and over against Mount Gihon, see 2 Chronicles 33:14 he also says, this gate was called the gate of Hebron, because the road of Hebron went through it, which is about seven or eight hours' walking distant from it:

who also laid the beams thereof, and set up the doors thereof, the locks thereof, and the bars thereof; completely finished it.

(x) Chorograph. Cent. of the Land of Israel, c. 26. p. 27. vol. 2.((y) Ut supra, (Travels, par. 3. c. 3.) p. 226, 227.



Nehemiah 3:3 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Builders of the Walls
2Next to him the men of Jericho built, and next to them Zaccur the son of Imri built. 3Now the sons of Hassenaah built the Fish Gate; they laid its beams and hung its doors with its bolts and bars. 4Next to them Meremoth the son of Uriah the son of Hakkoz made repairs. And next to him Meshullam the son of Berechiah the son of Meshezabel made repairs. And next to him Zadok the son of Baana also made repairs.…
Cross References
2 Chronicles 33:14
Afterward he rebuilt the outer wall of the City of David, west of the Gihon spring in the valley, as far as the entrance of the Fish Gate and encircling the hill of Ophel; he also made it much higher. He stationed military commanders in all the fortified cities in Judah.

Nehemiah 3:4
Meremoth son of Uriah, the son of Hakkoz, repaired the next section. Next to him Meshullam son of Berekiah, the son of Meshezabel, made repairs, and next to him Zadok son of Baana also made repairs.

Nehemiah 6:1
When word came to Sanballat, Tobiah, Geshem the Arab and the rest of our enemies that I had rebuilt the wall and not a gap was left in it--though up to that time I had not set the doors in the gates--

Nehemiah 12:39
over the Gate of Ephraim, the Jeshanah Gate, the Fish Gate, the Tower of Hananel and the Tower of the Hundred, as far as the Sheep Gate. At the Gate of the Guard they stopped.

Psalm 147:13
He strengthens the bars of your gates and blesses your people within you.

Zephaniah 1:10
"On that day," declares the LORD, "a cry will go up from the Fish Gate, wailing from the New Quarter, and a loud crash from the hills.
Treasury of Scripture

But the fish gate did the sons of Hassenaah build, who also laid the beams thereof, and set up the doors thereof, the locks thereof, and the bars thereof.

the fish gate

Nehemiah 12:39 And from above the gate of Ephraim, and above the old gate, and above …

2 Chronicles 33:14 Now after this he built a wall without the city of David, on the …

Zephaniah 1:10 And it shall come to pass in that day, said the LORD, that there …

the beams

Nehemiah 3:6 Moreover the old gate repaired Jehoiada the son of Paseah, and Meshullam …

Nehemiah 2:8 And a letter to Asaph the keeper of the king's forest…

the doors

Nehemiah 6:1 Now it came to pass when Sanballat, and Tobiah, and Geshem the Arabian, …

Nehemiah 7:1 Now it came to pass, when the wall was built, and I had set up the doors…

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