Nehemiah 2:11
New International Version
I went to Jerusalem, and after staying there three days

New Living Translation
So I arrived in Jerusalem. Three days later,

English Standard Version
So I went to Jerusalem and was there three days.

Berean Study Bible
After I had arrived in Jerusalem and had been there three days,

King James Bible
So I came to Jerusalem, and was there three days.

New King James Version
So I came to Jerusalem and was there three days.

New American Standard Bible
So I came to Jerusalem and was there for three days.

NASB 1995
So I came to Jerusalem and was there three days.

NASB 1977
So I came to Jerusalem and was there three days.

Amplified Bible
So I came to Jerusalem and was there for three days.

Christian Standard Bible
After I arrived in Jerusalem and had been there three days,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
After I arrived in Jerusalem and had been there three days,

American Standard Version
So I came to Jerusalem, and was there three days.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And I came to Jerusalem, and I was there three days.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
So I came to Jerusalem, and was there three days.

Contemporary English Version
Three days after arriving in Jerusalem,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I came to Jerusalem, and was there three days.

English Revised Version
So I came to Jerusalem, and was there three days.

Good News Translation
I went on to Jerusalem, and for three days

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I went to Jerusalem and was there for three days.

International Standard Version
I arrived in Jerusalem and remained there for three days.

JPS Tanakh 1917
So I came to Jerusalem, and was there three days.

Literal Standard Version
And I come to Jerusalem, and I am there three days,

NET Bible
So I came to Jerusalem. When I had been there for three days,

New Heart English Bible
So I came to Jerusalem, and was there three days.

World English Bible
So I came to Jerusalem, and was there three days.

Young's Literal Translation
And I come in unto Jerusalem, and I am there three days,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Nehemiah Inspects the Walls
11After I had arrived in Jerusalem and had been there three days, 12I set out at night with a few men. I did not tell anyone what my God had laid on my heart to do for Jerusalem. The only animal with me was the one on which I was riding.…

Cross References
Ezra 8:32
So we arrived at Jerusalem and rested there for three days.

Nehemiah 2:12
I set out at night with a few men. I did not tell anyone what my God had laid on my heart to do for Jerusalem. The only animal with me was the one on which I was riding.


Treasury of Scripture

So I came to Jerusalem, and was there three days.

Ezra 8:32
And we came to Jerusalem, and abode there three days.









(11) Three days.--For rest and devotion, after the example of Ezra.

Verse 11. - I... was there three days. Compare Ezra 8:32. After the long journey, three days of rest were necessary. STEPS TAKEN BY NEHEMIAH PRELIMINARY TO HIS BUILDING OF THE WALL, AND FIRST APPEARANCE OF OPPOSITION (Nehemiah 2:12-20). Hitherto Nehemiah had communicated his purpose to no one but the king and queen of Persia. He expected opposition, and resolved to baffle his opponents, as long as possible, by concealing his exact designs. Even when further concealment was on the point of becoming impossible, he made his survey of the wall by night, that it might escape observation. At last, the time for action being come, he was obliged to lay the matter before the head men of the city (ver. 17), whom he easily persuaded when he assured them of Artaxerxes' consent and goodwill Preparations then began to be made; and immediately murmurs of opposition arose. Three opponents are now spoken of - Sanballat, Tobiah, and an Arabian, Geshem or Gashmu, not previously mentioned. These persons appear to have sent a formal message to the authorities of Jerualem (ver. 19), taxing them with an intention to rebel Nehemiah made no direct reply to this charge, but boldly stated his resolve to "arise and build," and denied Sanballat's right to interfere with him (ver. 20).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
After I arrived
וָאָב֖וֹא (wā·’ā·ḇō·w)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go

in
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

Jerusalem
יְרוּשָׁלִָ֑ם (yə·rū·šā·lim)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 3389: Jerusalem -- probably 'foundation of peace', capital city of all Israel

and had been
וָאֱהִי־ (wā·’ĕ·hî-)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

there
שָׁ֖ם (šām)
Adverb
Strong's 8033: There, then, thither

three
שְׁלֹשָֽׁה׃ (šə·lō·šāh)
Number - masculine singular
Strong's 7969: Three, third, thrice

days,
יָמִ֥ים (yā·mîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 3117: A day


Jump to Previous
Jerusalem Staying Three
Jump to Next
Jerusalem Staying Three
Links
Nehemiah 2:11 NIV
Nehemiah 2:11 NLT
Nehemiah 2:11 ESV
Nehemiah 2:11 NASB
Nehemiah 2:11 KJV

Nehemiah 2:11 BibleApps.com
Nehemiah 2:11 Biblia Paralela
Nehemiah 2:11 Chinese Bible
Nehemiah 2:11 French Bible
Nehemiah 2:11 Clyx Quotations

OT History: Nehemiah 2:11 So I came to Jerusalem and was (Neh Ne)
Nehemiah 2:10
Top of Page
Top of Page