Then I said to them, "You see the trouble we are in. Jerusalem lies in ruins, and its gates have been burned down. Come, let us rebuild the wall of Jerusalem, so that we will no longer be a disgrace."
Cross ReferencesNehemiah 1:3
And they told me, "The remnant who survived the exile are there in the province, in great trouble and disgrace. The wall of Jerusalem is broken down, and its gates are burned with fire."
So I went out at night through the Valley Gate toward the Well of the Serpent and the Dung Gate, and I inspected the walls of Jerusalem that had been broken down and the gates that had been destroyed by fire.
The officials did not know where I had gone or what I was doing, for I had not yet told the Jews or priests or nobles or officials or any others who would be doing the work.
The Fountain Gate was repaired by Shallun son of Col-hozeh, ruler of the district of Mizpah. He rebuilt it, roofed it, and installed its doors, bolts, and bars. He also repaired the wall of the Pool of Shelah near the king's garden, as far as the stairs that descend from the City of David.
Chapter Outline1. Artaxerxes, understanding the cause of Nehemiah's sadness,
6. sends him with letters and commission to Jerusalem
9. Nehemiah, to the grief of the enemies, comes to Jerusalem
12. He views secretly the ruins of the walls
17. He incites the Jews to build
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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Lamentations 2:2, 8, 9
Ezra 5:1, 2
Isaiah 35:3, 4
1 Samuel 11:2
Psalm 79:4, 12
Psalm 89:50, 51
Lamentations 3:45, 46
Ezekiel 22:4, 5
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