Nehemiah 13:5
New International Version
and he had provided him with a large room formerly used to store the grain offerings and incense and temple articles, and also the tithes of grain, new wine and olive oil prescribed for the Levites, musicians and gatekeepers, as well as the contributions for the priests.

New Living Translation
had converted a large storage room and placed it at Tobiah's disposal. The room had previously been used for storing the grain offerings, the frankincense, various articles for the Temple, and the tithes of grain, new wine, and olive oil (which were prescribed for the Levites, the singers, and the gatekeepers), as well as the offerings for the priests.

English Standard Version
prepared for Tobiah a large chamber where they had previously put the grain offering, the frankincense, the vessels, and the tithes of grain, wine, and oil, which were given by commandment to the Levites, singers, and gatekeepers, and the contributions for the priests.

Berean Study Bible
and 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.

New American Standard Bible
had prepared a large room for him, where formerly they put the grain offerings, the frankincense, the utensils and the tithes of grain, wine and oil prescribed for the Levites, the singers and the gatekeepers, and the contributions for the priests.

King James Bible
And he had prepared for him a great chamber, where aforetime they laid the meat offerings, the frankincense, and the vessels, and the tithes of the corn, the new wine, and the oil, which was commanded to be given to the Levites, and the singers, and the porters; and the offerings of the priests.

Christian Standard Bible
and had prepared a large room for him where they had previously stored the grain offerings, the frankincense, the articles, and the tenths of grain, new wine, and fresh oil prescribed for the Levites, singers, and gatekeepers, along with the contributions for the priests.

Contemporary English Version
So he let Tobiah live in one of these rooms, where all kinds of things had been stored--the grain offerings, incense, utensils for the temple, as well as the tenth of the grain, wine, and olive oil that had been given for the use of the Levites, singers, and temple guards, and the gifts for the priests.

Good News Translation
He allowed Tobiah to use a large room that was intended only for storing offerings of grain and incense, the equipment used in the Temple, the offerings for the priests, and the tithes of grain, wine, and olive oil given to the Levites, to the Temple musicians, and to the Temple guards.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and had prepared a large room for him where they had previously stored the grain offerings, the frankincense, the articles, and the tenths of grain, new wine, and oil prescribed for the Levites, singers, and gatekeepers, along with the contributions for the priests.

International Standard Version
had prepared a great chamber for him, in the place where they used to place the grain offerings, incense, and vessels, along with the tithes of the grain, the new wine, and the oil that was mandated for the descendants of Levi, the singers, the gate keepers, and the priests' offerings.

NET Bible
He made for himself a large storeroom where previously they had been keeping the grain offering, the incense, and the vessels, along with the tithes of the grain, the new wine, and the olive oil as commanded for the Levites, the singers, the gate keepers, and the offering for the priests.

New Heart English Bible
had prepared for him a great room, where before they laid the meal offerings, the frankincense, and the vessels, and the tithes of the grain, the new wine, and the oil, which were given by commandment to the Levites, and the singers, and the gatekeepers; and the wave offerings for the priests.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
had provided a large room for Tobiah. Previously, this room had been used to store grain offerings, incense, utensils, a tenth of all the grain harvested, new wine, and olive oil. These things belonged by law to the Levites, singers, and gatekeepers. The contributions for the priests had also been stored there.

JPS Tanakh 1917
had prepared for him a great chamber, where aforetime they laid the meal-offerings, the frankincense, and the vessels, and the tithes of the corn, the wine, and the oil, which were given by commandment to the Levites, and the singers, and the porters; and the heave-offerings for the priests.

New American Standard 1977
had prepared a large room for him, where formerly they put the grain offerings, the frankincense, the utensils, and the tithes of grain, wine and oil prescribed for the Levites, the singers and the gatekeepers, and the contributions for the priests.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and he had prepared for him a great chamber, where before they had kept the present, the frankincense, the vessels, the tithe of the grain, of the new wine, and of the oil, which was commanded to be given to the Levites, to the singers and the porters and the offerings of the priests.

King James 2000 Bible
And he had prepared for him a great chamber, where previously they stored the grain offerings, the frankincense, and the vessels, and the tithes of the grain, the new wine, and the oil, which was commanded to be given to the Levites, and the singers, and the gatekeepers; and the offerings of the priests.

American King James Version
And he had prepared for him a great chamber, where aforetime they laid the meat offerings, the frankincense, and the vessels, and the tithes of the corn, the new wine, and the oil, which was commanded to be given to the Levites, and the singers, and the porters; and the offerings of the priests.

American Standard Version
had prepared for him a great chamber, where aforetime they laid the meal-offerings, the frankincense, and the vessels, and the tithes of the grain, the new wine, and the oil, which were given by commandment to the Levites, and the singers, and the porters; and the heave-offerings for the priests.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
and he made himself a great treasury, and there they were formerly in the habit of bestowing the offerings, and the frankincense, and the vessels, and the tithe of the corn, and the wine, and the oil, the ordered portion of the Levites, and singers, and porters; and the first-fruits of the priests.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he made him a great storeroom, where before him they laid up gifts, and frankincense, and vessels, and the tithes of the corn, of the wine, and of the oil, the portions of the Levites, and of the singing men, and of the porters, and the firstfruits of the priests.

Darby Bible Translation
had prepared for him a great chamber, where formerly they laid the oblations, the frankincense, and the vessels, and the tithes of the corn, the new wine and the oil, which was commanded for the Levites and the singers and the doorkeepers, and the heave-offerings of the priests.

English Revised Version
had prepared for him a great chamber, where aforetime they laid the meal offerings, the frankincense, and the vessels, and the tithes of the corn, the wine, and the oil, which were given by commandment to the Levites, and the singers, and the porters; and the heave offerings for the priests.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he had prepared for him a great chamber, where formerly they laid the meat-offerings, the frankincense, and the vessels, and the tithes of the corn, the new wine, and the oil, which was commanded to be given to the Levites, and the singers, and the porters; and the offerings of the priests.

World English Bible
had prepared for him a great room, where before they laid the meal offerings, the frankincense, and the vessels, and the tithes of the grain, the new wine, and the oil, which were given by commandment to the Levites, and the singers, and the porters; and the wave offerings for the priests.

Young's Literal Translation
and he maketh for him a great chamber, and there they were formerly putting the present, the frankincense, and the vessels, and the tithe of the corn, the new wine, and the oil -- the commanded thing of the Levites, and the singers, and the gatekeepers -- and the heave-offering of the priests.
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. 6While all this was happening, I was not in Jerusalem, because I had returned to King Artaxerxes of Babylon in the thirty-second year of his reign. Some time later I obtained leave from the king…
Cross References
Numbers 18:21
Behold, I have given to the Levites all the tithes in Israel as an inheritance in return for the work they do, the service of the Tent of Meeting.

Nehemiah 10:37
Moreover, we will bring to the priests at the storerooms of the house of our God the firstfruits of our dough, of our grain offerings, of the fruit of all our trees, and of our new wine and oil. A tenth of our produce belongs to the Levites, for they should receive tithes in all the towns where we labor.

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.

Nehemiah 13:7
to return to Jerusalem. Then I discovered the evil that Eliashib had done on behalf of Tobiah by providing him a room in the courts of the house of God.

Ezekiel 40:38
There was a chamber with a doorway by the portico in each of the inner gateways. There the burnt offering was to be washed.

Treasury of Scripture

And he had prepared for him a great chamber, where aforetime they laid the meat offerings, the frankincense, and the vessels, and the tithes of the corn, the new wine, and the oil, which was commanded to be given to the Levites, and the singers, and the porters; and the offerings of the priests.

a great.

Nehemiah 10:38
And the priest the son of Aaron shall be with the Levites, when the Levites take tithes: and the Levites shall bring up the tithe of the tithes unto the house of our God, to the chambers, into the treasure house.

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.

2 Chronicles 34:11
Even to the artificers and builders gave they it, to buy hewn stone, and timber for couplings, and to floor the houses which the kings of Judah had destroyed.

Numbers 18:21-24
And, behold, I have given the children of Levi all the tenth in Israel for an inheritance, for their service which they serve, even the service of the tabernacle of the congregation…







Lexicon
and had prepared
וַיַּ֨עַשׂ (way·ya·‘aś)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make

for [Tobiah]
ל֜וֹ (lōw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew

a large
גְדוֹלָ֗ה (ḡə·ḏō·w·lāh)
Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1419: Great, older, insolent

room
לִשְׁכָּ֣ה (liš·kāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3957: Room, chamber, hall, cell

where
וְשָׁ֣ם (wə·šām)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 8033: There, then, thither

they had previously
לְפָנִ֟ים (lə·p̄ā·nîm)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

stored
נֹ֠תְנִים (nō·ṯə·nîm)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5414: To give, put, set

the grain offerings,
הַמִּנְחָ֨ה (ham·min·ḥāh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4503: A donation, tribute, a sacrificial offering

the incense,
הַלְּבוֹנָ֜ה (hal·lə·ḇō·w·nāh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3828: Frankincense

the [temple] articles,
וְהַכֵּלִ֗ים (wə·hak·kê·lîm)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3627: Something prepared, any apparatus

and the tithes
וּמַעְשַׂ֤ר (ū·ma‘·śar)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4643: Tenth part, tithe

of grain,
הַדָּגָן֙ (had·dā·ḡān)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1715: Corn, grain (of cereals)

new wine,
הַתִּיר֣וֹשׁ (hat·tî·rō·wōš)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8492: Must, fresh grape-juice, fermented wine

and oil
וְהַיִּצְהָ֔ר (wə·hay·yiṣ·hār)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3323: Oil, anointing

prescribed
מִצְוַת֙ (miṣ·waṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4687: Commandment

for the Levites,
הַלְוִיִּ֔ם (hal·wî·yim)
Article | Noun - proper - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3881: Levites -- descendant of Levi

singers,
וְהַמְשֹׁרְרִ֖ים (wə·ham·šō·rə·rîm)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7891: To sing

and gatekeepers,
וְהַשֹּׁעֲרִ֑ים (wə·haš·šō·‘ă·rîm)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7778: A gatekeeper

along with the contributions
וּתְרוּמַ֖ת (ū·ṯə·rū·maṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 8641: Contribution, offering (for sacred uses)

for the priests.
הַכֹּהֲנִֽים׃ (hak·kō·hă·nîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3548: Priest
(5) A great chamber.--The sequel shows that many email chambers had been thrown into one.

Verse 5. - He had prepared for him a great chamber. He (Eliashib) had prepared (or made) for him (Tobiah) a great chamber - probably by throwing into one several of the old store-chambers. The meat offerings. The minchah consisted of fine flour seasoned with salt, and mixed with oil and frankincense. It was made into a sort of cake, but without leaven, and formed part of the daily morning and evening sacrifice, the Sabbath offerings, and most others. The frankincense. Frankincense was a necessary ingredient in the incense which was offered twice a day on the "altar of incense" in the holy place (Exodus 30:34). As a rare foreign product, it had necessarily to be kept in store. The vessels. Sacred vessels, basins, and the like, not needed except on occasion of great gatherings. The offerings of the priests. The portion of the offerings which belonged to the priests - "the tithe of the tithes." 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.
Jump to Previous
Aforetime Chamber Commanded Commandment Corn Formerly Frankincense Gatekeepers Grain Great Heave-Offerings Laid Meal Meal-Offerings Meat Meat-Offerings New Offerings Oil Porters Prepared Prescribed Priests Singers Tithes Utensils Vessels Wave Wine
Jump to Next
Aforetime Chamber Commanded Commandment Corn Formerly Frankincense Gatekeepers Grain Great Heave-Offerings Laid Meal Meal-Offerings Meat Meat-Offerings New Offerings Oil Porters Prepared Prescribed Priests Singers Tithes Utensils Vessels Wave Wine
Links
Nehemiah 13:5 NIV
Nehemiah 13:5 NLT
Nehemiah 13:5 ESV
Nehemiah 13:5 NASB
Nehemiah 13:5 KJV

Nehemiah 13:5 Bible Apps
Nehemiah 13:5 Biblia Paralela
Nehemiah 13:5 Chinese Bible
Nehemiah 13:5 French Bible
Nehemiah 13:5 German Bible

Alphabetical: a also and articles as contributions for formerly frankincense gatekeepers grain had he him incense large Levites new of offerings oil prepared prescribed priests provided put room singers store temple the they tithes to used utensils well where wine with

OT History: Nehemiah 13:5 Had prepared for him a great chamber (Neh Ne) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools
Nehemiah 13:4
Top of Page
Top of Page