The People's Bible by Joseph Parker
And the rulers of the people dwelt at Jerusalem: the rest of the people also cast lots, to bring one of ten to dwell in Jerusalem the holy city, and nine parts to dwell in other cities.Nehemiah 11
There is a close connection between this chapter and the opening portion of Nehemiah 7. The thought of the writer, or compiler, goes back to what was said in chap. Nehemiah 7:4 of the scant population of Jerusalem, and he proceeds to tell us how the deficiency was remedied.