Nehemiah 13:4
New International Version
Before this, Eliashib the priest had been put in charge of the storerooms of the house of our God. He was closely associated with Tobiah,

New Living Translation
Before this had happened, Eliashib the priest, who had been appointed as supervisor of the storerooms of the Temple of our God and who was also a relative of Tobiah,

English Standard Version
Now before this, Eliashib the priest, who was appointed over the chambers of the house of our God, and who was related to Tobiah,

Berean Study Bible
Now before this, Eliashib the priest, a relative of Tobiah, had been put in charge of the storerooms of the house of our God

New American Standard Bible
Now prior to this, Eliashib the priest, who was appointed over the chambers of the house of our God, being related to Tobiah,

King James Bible
And before this, Eliashib the priest, having the oversight of the chamber of the house of our God, was allied unto Tobiah:

Christian Standard Bible
Now before this, the priest Eliashib had been put in charge of the storerooms of the house of our God. He was a relative of Tobiah

Contemporary English Version
The priest Eliashib was a relative of Tobiah and had earlier been put in charge of the temple storerooms.

Good News Translation
The priest Eliashib, who was in charge of the Temple storerooms, had for a long time been on good terms with Tobiah.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now before this, Eliashib the priest had been put in charge of the storerooms of the house of our God. He was a relative of Tobiah

International Standard Version
Now prior to this, Eliashib the priest, who supervised the store rooms of the Temple of our God and who was related to Tobiah,

NET Bible
But prior to this time, Eliashib the priest, a relative of Tobiah, had been appointed over the storerooms of the temple of our God.

New Heart English Bible
Now before this, Eliashib the priest, who was appointed over the rooms of the house of our God, being allied to Tobiah,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Even before this, the priest Eliashib, who was related to Tobiah and had been put in charge of the storerooms of our God's temple,

JPS Tanakh 1917
Now before this, Eliashib the priest, who was appointed over the chambers of the house of our God, being allied unto Tobiah,

New American Standard 1977
Now prior to this, Eliashib the priest, who was appointed over the chambers of the house of our God, being related to Tobiah,

Jubilee Bible 2000
And before this, Eliashib, the priest, had been the overseer of the chamber of the house of our God, and was related to Tobiah,

King James 2000 Bible
And before this, Eliashib the priest, having the oversight of the chamber of the house of our God, was allied unto Tobiah:

American King James Version
And before this, Eliashib the priest, having the oversight of the chamber of the house of our God, was allied to Tobiah:

American Standard Version
Now before this, Eliashib the priest, who was appointed over the chambers of the house of our God, being allied unto Tobiah,

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And before this time Eliasib the priest dwelt in the treasury of the house of our God, connected with Tobias;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And over this thing was Eliasib the priest, who was set over the treasury of the house of our God, and was near akin to Tobias.

Darby Bible Translation
And before this, Eliashib the priest, who had the oversight of the chambers of the house of our God, a kinsman of Tobijah,

English Revised Version
Now before this, Eliashib the priest, who was appointed over the chambers of the house of our God, being allied unto Tobiah,

Webster's Bible Translation
And before this, Eliashib the priest, having the oversight of the chamber of the house of our God, was allied to Tobiah:

World English Bible
Now before this, Eliashib the priest, who was appointed over the rooms of the house of our God, being allied to Tobiah,

Young's Literal Translation
And before this Eliashib the priest, appointed over chambers of the house of our God, is a relation of Tobiah,
Study Bible
The Temple Cleansed
4Now before this, Eliashib the priest, a relative of Tobiah, had been put in charge of the storerooms of the house of our God 5and had prepared for Tobiah a large room where they had previously stored the grain offerings, the incense, the temple articles, and the tithes of grain, new wine, and oil prescribed for the Levites, singers, and gatekeepers, along with the contributions for the priests.…
Cross References
Nehemiah 2:10
But when Sanballat the Horonite and Tobiah the Ammonite official heard about this, they were deeply disturbed that someone had come to seek the well-being of the Israelites.

Nehemiah 6:1
When Sanballat, Tobiah, Geshem the Arab, and the rest of our enemies heard that I had rebuilt the wall and not a gap was left--though to that time I had not yet installed the doors in the gates--

Nehemiah 6:17
Also in those days, the nobles of Judah sent many letters to Tobiah, and Tobiah's letters came back to them.

Nehemiah 12:44
And on that same day men were appointed over the rooms that housed the supplies, contributions, firstfruits, and tithes. The portions specified by the Law for the priests and Levites were gathered into these storerooms from the fields of the villages, because Judah rejoiced over the priests and Levites who were serving.

Treasury of Scripture

And before this, Eliashib the priest, having the oversight of the chamber of the house of our God, was allied to Tobiah:

Eliashib.

Nehemiah 13:7
And I came to Jerusalem, and understood of the evil that Eliashib did for Tobiah, in preparing him a chamber in the courts of the house of God.

Nehemiah 12:10
And Jeshua begat Joiakim, Joiakim also begat Eliashib, and Eliashib begat Joiada,

having the oversight of.

Nehemiah 12:44
And at that time were some appointed over the chambers for the treasures, for the offerings, for the firstfruits, and for the tithes, to gather into them out of the fields of the cities the portions of the law for the priests and Levites: for Judah rejoiced for the priests and for the Levites that waited.

allied.

Nehemiah 13:28
And one of the sons of Joiada, the son of Eliashib the high priest, was son in law to Sanballat the Horonite: therefore I chased him from me.

Nehemiah 6:17,18
Moreover in those days the nobles of Judah sent many letters unto Tobiah, and the letters of Tobiah came unto them…







Lexicon
Now before
וְלִפְנֵ֣י (wə·lip̄·nê)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Noun - common plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

this,
מִזֶּ֔ה (miz·zeh)
Preposition-m | Pronoun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2088: This, that

Eliashib
אֶלְיָשִׁיב֙ (’el·yā·šîḇ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 475: Eliashib -- 'God restores', the name of several Israelites

the priest,
הַכֹּהֵ֔ן (hak·kō·hên)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3548: Priest

a relative
קָר֖וֹב (qā·rō·wḇ)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7138: Near

of Tobiah,
לְטוֹבִיָּֽה׃ (lə·ṭō·w·ḇî·yāh)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2900: Tobiah -- 'Yah is my good', three Israelites, also an Ammonite

had been put in charge of
נָת֖וּן (nā·ṯūn)
Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5414: To give, put, set

the storerooms
בְּלִשְׁכַּ֣ת (bə·liš·kaṯ)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3957: Room, chamber, hall, cell

of the house
בֵּית־ (bêṯ-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1004: A house

of our God
אֱלֹהֵ֑ינוּ (’ĕ·lō·hê·nū)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative
(4-9) The scandal of the high priest.

(4) Eliashib the priest, having the oversight.--Probably the high priest of Nehemiah 3:1, whose office alone would not have given him control over "the chamber:" that is, the series of chambers running round three walls of the Temple. He "was allied unto Tobiah," but in what way is not stated.

Before this.--That is, before the return of Nehemiah; indeed, there is a suspicious absence of Eliashib's name throughout the high religious festivities of the preceding chapters.

Verse 4. - Eliashib the priest. It is questioned whether the high priest of Nehemiah 3:1 is meant, and noted that the expression used - "the priest"- does not always designate "the high priest" (see ver. 13); but the important charge said to have been assigned to him, the alliance with so great a man as Tobiah, and the important step taken, the assignment to a heathen of a residence within the temple precincts, imply a man of high authority, and suit better with the high priest than with any one of lower rank. Moreover, the fact that Eliashib's leanings were towards the enemies of Nehemiah accounts for his disappearance from the history from Nehemiah 3:1 to Nehemiah 13:4. Having the oversight. Literally, "being set over" - perhaps by Nehemiah, who seems to have claimed the appointment to all offices about the temple which were not purely spiritual. (see Nehemiah 12:44; Nehemiah 13:13). Of the chamber. The word "chamber" (lishkah) is here used in a collective sense of the entire building containing the many "chambers" or "treasuries" of Nehemiah 12:44; Nehemiah 13:9, 12, 13. Was allied unto Tobiah. Karob, the word translated "allied," means "a relation," either by blood or marriage. In the present case the relationship must have been by means of a marriage. 13:1-9 Israel was a peculiar people, and not to mingle with the nations. See the benefit of publicly reading the word of God; when it is duly attended to, it discovers to us sin and duty, good and evil, and shows wherein we have erred. We profit, when we are thus wrought upon to separate from evil. Those that would drive sin out of their hearts, the living temples, must throw out its household stuff, and all the provision made for it; and take away all the things that are the food and fuel of lust; this is really to mortify it. When sin is cast out of the heart by repentance, let the blood of Christ be applied to it by faith, then let it be furnished with the graces of God's Spirit, for every good work.
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