Nehemiah 1:3
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New International Version
They said to me, "Those who survived the exile and are back in the province are in great trouble and disgrace. The wall of Jerusalem is broken down, and its gates have been burned with fire."

King James Bible
And they said unto me, The remnant that are left of the captivity there in the province are in great affliction and reproach: the wall of Jerusalem also is broken down, and the gates thereof are burned with fire.

Darby Bible Translation
And they said to me, Those who remain, that are left of the captivity there in the province, are in great affliction and reproach; and the wall of Jerusalem is in ruins, and its gates are burned with fire.

World English Bible
They said to me, "The remnant who are left of the captivity there in the province are in great affliction and reproach. The wall of Jerusalem also is broken down, and its gates are burned with fire."

Young's Literal Translation
and they say to me, 'Those left, who have been left of the captivity there in the province, are in great evil, and in reproach, and the wall of Jerusalem is broken down, and its gates have been burnt with fire.'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The wall of Jerusalem also is broken down - This must refer to the walls, which had been rebuilt after the people returned from their captivity: for it could not refer to the walls which were broken down and levelled with the dust by Nebuchadnezzar; for to hear of this could be no news to Nehemiah.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the province

Nehemiah 7:6 These are the children of the province, that went up out of the captivity, of those that had been carried away...

Nehemiah 11:3 Now these are the chief of the province that dwelled in Jerusalem...

Ezra 2:1 Now these are the children of the province that went up out of the captivity, of those which had been carried away...

Ezra 5:8 Be it known to the king, that we went into the province of Judea, to the house of the great God, which is built with great stones...

Esther 1:1 Now it came to pass in the days of Ahasuerus, (this is Ahasuerus which reigned, from India even to Ethiopia...

in great

Nehemiah 9:36,37 Behold, we are servants this day, and for the land that you gave to our fathers to eat the fruit thereof and the good thereof, behold...

Psalm 44:11-14 You have given us like sheep appointed for meat; and have scattered us among the heathen...

Psalm 137:1-3 By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yes, we wept, when we remembered Zion...

Isaiah 32:9-14 Rise up, you women that are at ease; hear my voice, you careless daughters; give ear to my speech...

Lamentations 1:7 Jerusalem remembered in the days of her affliction and of her miseries all her pleasant things that she had in the days of old...

Lamentations 3:61 You have heard their reproach, O LORD, and all their imaginations against me;

Lamentations 5:1 Remember, O LORD, what is come on us: consider, and behold our reproach.

reproach

1 Kings 9:7 Then will I cut off Israel out of the land which I have given them; and this house, which I have hallowed for my name...

Psalm 79:4 We are become a reproach to our neighbors, a scorn and derision to them that are round about us.

Isaiah 43:28 Therefore I have profaned the princes of the sanctuary, and have given Jacob to the curse, and Israel to reproaches.

Jeremiah 24:9 And I will deliver them to be removed into all the kingdoms of the earth for their hurt, to be a reproach and a proverb...

Jeremiah 29:18 And I will persecute them with the sword, with the famine, and with the pestilence...

Jeremiah 42:18 For thus said the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; As my anger and my fury has been poured forth on the inhabitants of Jerusalem...

Jeremiah 44:8-12 In that you provoke me to wrath with the works of your hands, burning incense to other gods in the land of Egypt...

the wall

Nehemiah 2:17 Then said I to them, You see the distress that we are in, how Jerusalem lies waste, and the gates thereof are burned with fire: come...

2 Kings 25:10 And all the army of the Chaldees, that were with the captain of the guard, broke down the walls of Jerusalem round about.

Isaiah 5:5 And now go to; I will tell you what I will do to my vineyard: I will take away the hedge thereof, and it shall be eaten up...

Isaiah 64:10,11 Your holy cities are a wilderness, Zion is a wilderness, Jerusalem a desolation...

Jeremiah 5:10 Go you up on her walls, and destroy; but make not a full end: take away her battlements; for they are not the LORD's.

Jeremiah 39:8 And the Chaldeans burned the king's house, and the houses of the people, with fire, and broke down the walls of Jerusalem.

Jeremiah 52:14 And all the army of the Chaldeans, that were with the captain of the guard, broke down all the walls of Jerusalem round about.

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The Church and Social Evils
'It came to pass, when I heard these words, that I sat down and wept, and mourned certain days, and fasted, and prayed before the God of heaven.'--NEH. i. 4. Ninety years had passed since the returning exiles had arrived at Jerusalem. They had encountered many difficulties which had marred their progress and cooled their enthusiasm. The Temple, indeed, was rebuilt, but Jerusalem lay in ruins, and its walls remained as they had been left, by Nebuchadnezzar's siege, some century and a half before.
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

A Man of Opportunity
[This chapter is based on Nehemiah 1; 2.] Nehemiah, one of the Hebrew exiles, occupied a position of influence and honor in the Persian court. As cupbearer to the king he was admitted freely to the royal presence. By virtue of his position, and because of his abilities and fidelity, he had become the monarch's friend and counselor. The recipient of royal favor, however, though surrounded by pomp and splendor, did not forget his God nor his people. With deepest interest his heart turned toward Jerusalem;
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Cross References
2 Kings 25:10
The whole Babylonian army under the commander of the imperial guard broke down the walls around Jerusalem.

Nehemiah 2:3
but I said to the king, "May the king live forever! Why should my face not look sad when the city where my ancestors are buried lies in ruins, and its gates have been destroyed by fire?"

Nehemiah 2:13
By night I went out through the Valley Gate toward the Jackal Well and the Dung Gate, examining the walls of Jerusalem, which had been broken down, and its gates, which had been destroyed by fire.

Nehemiah 2:17
Then I said to them, "You see the trouble we are in: Jerusalem lies in ruins, and its gates have been burned with fire. Come, let us rebuild the wall of Jerusalem, and we will no longer be in disgrace."

Nehemiah 7:6
These are the people of the province who came up from the captivity of the exiles whom Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon had taken captive (they returned to Jerusalem and Judah, each to his own town,

Proverbs 25:28
Like a city whose walls are broken through is a person who lacks self-control.

Jeremiah 39:8
The Babylonians set fire to the royal palace and the houses of the people and broke down the walls of Jerusalem.

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