Nehemiah 7:2
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New International Version
I put in charge of Jerusalem my brother Hanani, along with Hananiah the commander of the citadel, because he was a man of integrity and feared God more than most people do.

New Living Translation
I gave the responsibility of governing Jerusalem to my brother Hanani, along with Hananiah, the commander of the fortress, for he was a faithful man who feared God more than most.

English Standard Version
I gave my brother Hanani and Hananiah the governor of the castle charge over Jerusalem, for he was a more faithful and God-fearing man than many.

New American Standard Bible
then I put Hanani my brother, and Hananiah the commander of the fortress, in charge of Jerusalem, for he was a faithful man and feared God more than many.

King James Bible
That I gave my brother Hanani, and Hananiah the ruler of the palace, charge over Jerusalem: for he was a faithful man, and feared God above many.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then I put my brother Hanani in charge of Jerusalem, along with Hananiah, commander of the fortress, because he was a faithful man who feared God more than most.

International Standard Version
I appointed my brother Hanani and fortress commander Hananiah to be over Jerusalem, since he was a faithful person who revered God more than many others did.

NET Bible
I then put in charge over Jerusalem my brother Hanani and Hananiah the chief of the citadel, for he was a faithful man and feared God more than many do.

New Heart English Bible
that I put my brother Hanani, and Hananiah the commander of the fortress, in charge of Jerusalem; for he was a faithful man, and feared God above many.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I put my brother Hanani and Hananiah, the commander of the fortress, in charge of Jerusalem. Hananiah was a trustworthy man, and he feared God more than most people do.

JPS Tanakh 1917
that I gave my brother Hanani, and Hananiah the governor of the castle, charge over Jerusalem; for he was a faithful man, and feared God above many.

New American Standard 1977
that I put Hanani my brother, and Hananiah the commander of the fortress, in charge of Jerusalem, for he was a faithful man and feared God more than many.

Jubilee Bible 2000
that I commanded my brother Hanani, and Hananiah, the prince of the palace in Jerusalem (for he was as a man of truth and feared God above many);

King James 2000 Bible
That I gave my brother Hanani, and Hananiah the ruler of the palace, charge over Jerusalem: for he was a faithful man, and feared God more than many.

American King James Version
That I gave my brother Hanani, and Hananiah the ruler of the palace, charge over Jerusalem: for he was a faithful man, and feared God above many.

American Standard Version
that I gave my brother Hanani, and Hananiah the governor of the castle, charge over Jerusalem; for he was a faithful man, and feared God above many.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I commanded Hanani my brother, and Hananias ruler of the house of Jerusalem, (for he seemed as a sincere man, and one that feared God above the rest,)

Darby Bible Translation
And I gave my brother Hanani, and Hananiah the ruler of the citadel, charge over Jerusalem; for he was a faithful man and feared God above many.

English Revised Version
that I gave my brother Hanani, and Hananiah the governor of the castle, charge over Jerusalem: for he was a faithful man, and feared God above many.

Webster's Bible Translation
That I gave my brother Hanani, and Hananiah the ruler of the palace, charge over Jerusalem: for he was a faithful man, and feared God above many.

World English Bible
that I put my brother Hanani, and Hananiah the governor of the castle, in charge of Jerusalem; for he was a faithful man, and feared God above many.

Young's Literal Translation
and I charge Hanani my brother, and Hananiah head of the palace, concerning Jerusalem -- for he is as a man of truth, and fearing God above many --
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
7:1-4 Nehemiah, having finished the wall, returned to the Persian court, and came to Jerusalem again with a new commission. The public safety depends on every one's care to guard himself and his family against sin.
Study Bible
Securing the City
1Now when the wall was rebuilt and I had set up the doors, and the gatekeepers and the singers and the Levites were appointed, 2then I put Hanani my brother, and Hananiah the commander of the fortress, in charge of Jerusalem, for he was a faithful man and feared God more than many. 3Then I said to them, "Do not let the gates of Jerusalem be opened until the sun is hot, and while they are standing guard, let them shut and bolt the doors. Also appoint guards from the inhabitants of Jerusalem, each at his post, and each in front of his own house."…
Cross References
1 Kings 18:3
Ahab called Obadiah who was over the household. (Now Obadiah feared the LORD greatly;

Nehemiah 1:2
that Hanani, one of my brothers, and some men from Judah came; and I asked them concerning the Jews who had escaped and had survived the captivity, and about Jerusalem.

Nehemiah 2:8
and a letter to Asaph the keeper of the king's forest, that he may give me timber to make beams for the gates of the fortress which is by the temple, for the wall of the city and for the house to which I will go." And the king granted them to me because the good hand of my God was on me.

Nehemiah 7:3
Then I said to them, "Do not let the gates of Jerusalem be opened until the sun is hot, and while they are standing guard, let them shut and bolt the doors. Also appoint guards from the inhabitants of Jerusalem, each at his post, and each in front of his own house."

Nehemiah 10:23
Hoshea, Hananiah, Hasshub,

Nehemiah 13:13
In charge of the storehouses I appointed Shelemiah the priest, Zadok the scribe, and Pedaiah of the Levites, and in addition to them was Hanan the son of Zaccur, the son of Mattaniah; for they were considered reliable, and it was their task to distribute to their kinsmen.
Treasury of Scripture

That I gave my brother Hanani, and Hananiah the ruler of the palace, charge over Jerusalem: for he was a faithful man, and feared God above many.

my brother

Nehemiah 1:2 That Hanani, one of my brothers, came, he and certain men of Judah; …

Hananiah

Nehemiah 10:23 Hoshea, Hananiah, Hashub,

the ruler

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

a faithful man

Numbers 12:7 My servant Moses is not so, who is faithful in all my house.

Psalm 101:6 My eyes shall be on the faithful of the land, that they may dwell …

Daniel 6:4 Then the presidents and princes sought to find occasion against Daniel …

Matthew 24:45 Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord has made ruler …

Matthew 25:21 His lord said to him, Well done, you good and faithful servant: you …

Luke 16:10-12 He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: …

1 Corinthians 4:2 Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.

2 Timothy 2:2 And the things that you have heard of me among many witnesses, the …

feared God

Nehemiah 5:15 But the former governors that had been before me were chargeable …

Genesis 42:18 And Joseph said to them the third day, This do, and live; for I fear God:

Exodus 18:21 Moreover you shall provide out of all the people able men, such as …

2 Samuel 23:3 The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spoke to me, He that rules …

1 Kings 18:3,12 And Ahab called Obadiah, which was the governor of his house. (Now …

Job 1:1 There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man …

Isaiah 33:5,6 The LORD is exalted; for he dwells on high: he has filled Zion with …

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