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Now the city was large and spacious, but there were few people in it, and the houses had not yet been rebuilt.
King James Bible
Now the city was large and great: but the people were few therein, and the houses were not builded.
American Standard Version
Now the city was wide and large; but the people were few therein, and the houses were not builded.
Young's Literal Translation
And the city is broad on both sides, and great, and the people are few in its midst, and there are no houses builded;
Nehemiah 7:4 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The houses were not builded - The city was not yet rebuilt, only a row of houses in the inside of the wall all round.
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large and great. Heb. broad in spaces. the houses
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Nehemiah 7:4 Parallel CommentariesBroad Builded Built City Few Great Houses Large Midst Rebuilt Sides Small Spacious Therein Wide WithinBroad Builded Built City Few Great Houses Large Midst Rebuilt Sides Small Spacious Therein Wide WithinTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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Nehemiah 7:3 I said to them, "The gates of Jerusalem are not to be opened until the sun is hot. While the gatekeepers are still on duty, have them shut the doors and bar them. Also appoint residents of Jerusalem as guards, some at their posts and some near their own houses."
Nehemiah 7:5 So my God put it into my heart to assemble the nobles, the officials and the common people for registration by families. I found the genealogical record of those who had been the first to return. This is what I found written there:
Nehemiah 11:1 Now the leaders of the people settled in Jerusalem. The rest of the people cast lots to bring one out of every ten of them to live in Jerusalem, the holy city, while the remaining nine were to stay in their own towns.