Nehemiah 3
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Those who Worked on the Wall

1So Eliashib the high priest came forward, along with his fellow priests, and reconstructed the Sheep Gate. They consecrated it and installed its doors. They also consecrated the wall as far as the Tower of the Hundred and the Tower of Hananel. 2Men from Jericho did repairs next to him, and Imri’s son Zaccur did repairs next to them.

3The Fish Gate was repaired by Hassenaah’s sons. They built its framework and installed its doors, including locks and securitya bars, 4with Uriah’s son Meremoth (who was also a grandson of Hakkoz) next to them, Berechiah’s son Meshullam (who was also a grandson of Meshezabel) next to them, and next to him Baana’s son Zadok. 5Next to them the Tekoites worked valiantly, even though their leading officials weren’t fully dedicatedb to the work of their lord.c

6Paseah’s son Joiada and Besodeiah’s son Meshullam repaired the Old Gate. They built its framework and installed its doors, including locks and securityd bars. 7Next to them, Melatiah the Gibeonite and Jadon the Meronothite were working with men from Gibeon and men from Mizpah under the Trans-Euphratese regional governor. 8Nearby, Harhaiah’s son Uzziel the goldsmith was carrying on repairs, and next to him Hananiah, a perfume-maker, rebuilt Jerusalem as far as the Broad Wall.

9Next to him, Hur’s son Rephaiah, ruling official for half of the Jerusalem district, did repairs. 10Then next to them, Harumaph’s son Jedaiah did repairs opposite his house, and next to him Hashabneiah’s son Hattush carried on repairs. 11Harim’s son Malchijah and Pahath-moab’s son Hasshub repaired another section, along with the Tower of the Ovens, 12and next to him Hallohesh’s son Shallum, ruling official for the otherf half of the Jerusalem district, did repairs, as did his daughters.

13Hanun and the residents of Zanoah repaired the Valley Gate, reconstructing it and installing its doors, including locks and securityg bars. They also rebuilt 1,000 cubitsh of the walli as far as the Dung Gate. 14Rechab’s descendantj Malchijah, ruling official of the Beth-haccherem district, repaired the Dung Gate, reconstructing it, installing its doors, its locks, and its securityk bars.

15Colhozeh’s son Shallum, ruling official of the Mizpah district, repaired the Fountain Gate, reconstructing it, installing its doors, its locks, and its securityl bars, as well as the Pool of Shelach near the royal garden as far as the stairway that descends from the City of David.

16Next to him Azbuk’s son Nehemiah, ruling official of half of the Beth-zur district, carried on repairs as far as the tombs of David, then to the artificial pool that had been installed there, and then as far as the military barracks.m 17Next to him the descendants of Levi, led byn Bani’s son Rehum, carried on repairs. Next to him Hashabiah, ruling official for half of the Keilah district, did repairs for his district. 18Next to him their brothers, led byo Henadad’s son Bavvai, ruling official for the otherp half of the Keilah district, carried on repairs. 19Next to him Jeshua’s son Ezer, ruling official of Mizpah, repaired another section near the ascent to the armory at the Angle.q 20Next to him Zabbai’s son Baruch worked valiantly on another section from the angle of the wallr as far as the door to the house belonging to Eliashib the high priest.

21Then next to him Uriah’s son Meremoth, grandson of Hakkoz, repaired another section from the door of Eliashib’s house as far as the rear of the property,s 22Next to him the priests, men from the plain, carried on repairs. 23Next to them Benjamin and Hasshub carried on repairs near their house, followed by Maaseiah’s son Azariah, grandson of Ananiah, who worked beside his own house. 24Following him, Henadad’s son Binnui repaired another section from Azariah’s house to the angle of the wall,t and then to the corner. 25Uzai’s son Palal carried on repairs over against the angle of the wallu at the tower that stands out from the king’s upper palace, which is located by the royal guard’s court. Next to him, Parosh’s son Pedaiah carried on repairs. 26(Now the Temple Servantsv were living on the Ophel as far as the Water Gate that faces eastward with its prominent tower.) 27Next to Pedaiah,w the Tekoites repaired another section from the prominent tower as far as the wall of the Ophel.

28The priests carried on repairs from above the Horse Gate as far as their own houses. 29Then next to them, Immer’s son Zadok did repairs as far as his own house. Next to him, Shecaniah’s son Shemaiah, custodian of the East Gate, carried on repairs. 30Next to him, Shelemiah’s son Hananiah and Zalaph’s sixth son Hanun repaired another section. Next to him, Berechiah’s son Meshullam carried on repairs up to his chamber. 31Next to him, Malchijah, one of the goldsmiths, carried on repairs up to the house of the Temple Servants and the merchants, up to the Muster Gate as far as the ascent to the corner. 32Between the ascent of the corner and the Sheep Gate, the goldsmiths and merchants carried on repairs.

a 3:3 The Heb. lacks security
b 3:5 Lit. officials did not bind their necks
c 3:5 Or governor
d 3:6 The Heb. lacks security
e 3:7 Lit. from across the river
f 3:12 The Heb. lacks the other
g 3:13 The Heb. lacks security
h 3:13 i.e. about 500 yards; a cubit was about eighteen inches
i 3:13 The Heb. lacks of the wall
j 3:14 Lit. son; cf. Jer 35:19
k 3:14 The Heb. lacks security
l 3:15 The Heb. lacks security
m 3:16 Lit. the house of the mighty
n 3:17 The Heb. lacks led by
o 3:18 The Heb. lacks led by
p 3:18 The Heb. lacks the other
q 3:19 Cf. 2Chr 26:9
r 3:20 The Heb. lacks of the wall
s 3:21 Lit. the house of Eliashib
t 3:24 The Heb. lacks of the wall
u 3:25 The Heb. lacks of the wall
v 3:26 Heb. Nethinim; i.e. a division of special assistants to the descendants of Levi, originally appointed by King David; and so throughout the book; cf. Ezra 2:58; 2:70; 7:7,24; 8:17,20.
w 3:27 Lit. him

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