Nehemiah 7:4
New International Version
Now the city was large and spacious, but there were few people in it, and the houses had not yet been rebuilt.

New Living Translation
At that time the city was large and spacious, but the population was small, and none of the houses had been rebuilt.

English Standard Version
The city was wide and large, but the people within it were few, and no houses had been rebuilt.

Berean Study Bible
Now the city was large and spacious, but there were few people in it, and the houses had not yet been rebuilt.

New American Standard Bible
Now the city was large and spacious, but the people in it were few and the houses were not built.

King James Bible
Now the city was large and great: but the people were few therein, and the houses were not builded.

Christian Standard Bible
The city was large and spacious, but there were few people in it, and no houses had been built yet.

Contemporary English Version
Although Jerusalem covered a large area, not many people lived there, and no new houses had been built.

Good News Translation
Jerusalem was a large city, but not many people were living in it, and not many houses had been built yet.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The city was large and spacious, but there were few people in it, and no houses had been built yet.

International Standard Version
Even though the city was large and spread out, not many people were living there and not many houses had been built.

NET Bible
Now the city was spread out and large, and there were not a lot of people in it. At that time houses had not been rebuilt.

New Heart English Bible
Now the city was wide and large; but the people were few in it, and the houses were not built.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The city was large and wide-open. Few people were in it, and no houses were being built.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Now the city was wide and large; but the people were few therein, and the houses were not builded.

New American Standard 1977
Now the city was large and spacious, but the people in it were few and the houses were not built.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Now the city was large and great, but there were few people in it, and the houses were not rebuilt.

King James 2000 Bible
Now the city was large and great: but the people in it were few, and the houses were not rebuilt.

American King James Version
Now the city was large and great: but the people were few therein, and the houses were not built.

American Standard Version
Now the city was wide and large; but the people were few therein, and the houses were not builded.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Now the city was wide and large; and the people were few in it, and the houses were not built.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the city was very wide and great, and the people few in the midst thereof, and the houses were not built.

Darby Bible Translation
Now the city was large and great; but the people in it were few, and no houses were built.

English Revised Version
Now the city was wide and large: but the people were few therein, and the houses were not builded.

Webster's Bible Translation
Now the city was large and great: but the people in it were few, and the houses were not built.

World English Bible
Now the city was wide and large; but the people were few therein, and the houses were not built.

Young's Literal Translation
And the city is broad on both sides, and great, and the people are few in its midst, and there are no houses builded;
Study Bible
The List of Returning Exiles
4Now the city was large and spacious, but there were few people in it, and the houses had not yet been rebuilt. 5Then my God put into my heart to assemble the nobles, the officials, and the people to be enrolled by genealogy. I found the genealogical register of those who had first returned, and I found the following written in it:…
Cross References
Nehemiah 7:3
And I told them, "Do not open the gates of Jerusalem until the sun is hot. While the guards are on duty, keep the doors shut and securely fastened. And appoint the residents of Jerusalem as guards, some at their posts and some at their own homes."

Nehemiah 7:5
Then my God put into my heart to assemble the nobles, the officials, and the people to be enrolled by genealogy. I found the genealogical register of those who had first returned, and I found the following written in it:

Nehemiah 11:1
Now the leaders of the people settled in Jerusalem, and the rest of the people cast lots to bring one out of ten to live in the holy city of Jerusalem, while the remaining nine were to dwell in their own cities.

Treasury of Scripture

Now the city was large and great: but the people were few therein, and the houses were not built.

large and great.

Isaiah 58:12
And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.

Haggai 1:4-6
Is it time for you, O ye, to dwell in your cieled houses, and this house lie waste? …

Matthew 6:33
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.







Lexicon
Now the city
וְהָעִ֞יר (wə·hā·‘îr)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5892: Excitement

was large
וּגְדוֹלָ֔ה (ū·ḡə·ḏō·w·lāh)
Conjunctive waw | Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1419: Great, older, insolent

and spacious,
רַחֲבַ֤ת (ra·ḥă·ḇaṯ)
Adjective - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 7342: Wide, broad

but there were few
מְעַ֖ט (mə·‘aṭ)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4592: A little, fewness, a few

people
וְהָעָ֥ם (wə·hā·‘ām)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

in it,
בְּתוֹכָ֑הּ (bə·ṯō·w·ḵāh)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8432: A bisection, the centre

and the houses
בָּתִּ֖ים (bāt·tîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1004: A house

had not yet
וְאֵ֥ין (wə·’ên)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 369: A non-entity, a negative particle

been rebuilt.
בְּנוּיִֽם׃ (bə·nū·yim)
Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1129: To build
Verse 4. - The city was large. Literally, "broad every way." The houses were not builded. Much of the city consisted of open spaces, in which no houses had been as yet built. 7:1-4 Nehemiah, having finished the wall, returned to the Persian court, and came to Jerusalem again with a new commission. The public safety depends on every one's care to guard himself and his family against sin.
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