Nehemiah 3:16
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New International Version
Beyond him, Nehemiah son of Azbuk, ruler of a half-district of Beth Zur, made repairs up to a point opposite the tombs of David, as far as the artificial pool and the House of the Heroes.

King James Bible
After him repaired Nehemiah the son of Azbuk, the ruler of the half part of Bethzur, unto the place over against the sepulchres of David, and to the pool that was made, and unto the house of the mighty.

Darby Bible Translation
After him repaired Nehemiah the son of Azbuk, the chief of the half district of Beth-zur, even over against the sepulchres of David, and to the pool that was made, and to the house of the mighty [men].

World English Bible
After him repaired Nehemiah the son of Azbuk, the ruler of half the district of Beth Zur, to the place over against the tombs of David, and to the pool that was made, and to the house of the mighty men.

Young's Literal Translation
After him hath Nehemiah son of Azbuk, head of the half of the district of Beth-Zur, strengthened, unto over-against the graves of David, and unto the pool that is made, and unto the house of the mighty ones.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The pool that was made - Calmet supposes that this was the reservoir made by Hezekiah, when besieged by Sennacherib, 2 Chronicles 32:4.

The house of the mighty - Probably a place where a band of soldiers was kept, or the city guard.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the ruler

Nehemiah 3:9,12,14 And next to them repaired Rephaiah the son of Hur, the ruler of the half part of Jerusalem...

Beth-zur

Joshua 15:58 Halhul, Bethzur, and Gedor,

1 Chronicles 2:45 And the son of Shammai was Maon: and Maon was the father of Bethzur.

2 Chronicles 11:7 And Bethzur, and Shoco, and Adullam,

the sepulchres

2 Chronicles 16:14 And they buried him in his own sepulchers, which he had made for himself in the city of David...

Acts 2:29 Men and brothers, let me freely speak to you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried...

the pool

2 Kings 20:20 And the rest of the acts of Hezekiah, and all his might, and how he made a pool, and a conduit, and brought water into the city...

Isaiah 7:3 Then said the LORD to Isaiah, Go forth now to meet Ahaz, you, and Shearjashub your son...

Isaiah 22:11 You made also a ditch between the two walls for the water of the old pool: but you have not looked to the maker thereof...

the house

1 Kings 14:27,28 And king Rehoboam made in their stead brazen shields, and committed them to the hands of the chief of the guard...

2 Chronicles 12:10,11 Instead of which king Rehoboam made shields of brass, and committed them to the hands of the chief of the guard...

Songs 3:7 Behold his bed, which is Solomon's; three score valiant men are about it, of the valiant of Israel.

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'Over against his House'
'The priests repaired every one over against his house.'--NEH. iii. 28. The condition of our great cities has lately been forced upon public attention, and all kinds of men have been offering their panaceas. I am not about to enter upon that discussion, but I am glad to seize the opportunity of saying one or two things which I think very much need to be said to individual Christian people about their duty in the matter. 'Every man over against his house' is the principle I desire to commend to you
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Some Buildings in Acra. Bezeiha. Millo.
Mount Sion did not thrust itself so far eastward as mount Acra: and hence it is, that mount Moriah is said, by Josephus, to be "situate over-against Acra," rather than over-against the Upper City: for, describing Acra thus, which we produced before, "There is another hill, called Acra, which bears the Lower City upon it, steep on both sides": in the next words he subjoins this, "Over-against this was a third hill," speaking of Moriah. The same author thus describes the burning of the Lower City:
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica

Cross References
Acts 2:29
"Fellow Israelites, I can tell you confidently that the patriarch David died and was buried, and his tomb is here to this day.

2 Kings 20:20
As for the other events of Hezekiah's reign, all his achievements and how he made the pool and the tunnel by which he brought water into the city, are they not written in the book of the annals of the kings of Judah?

Nehemiah 3:9
Rephaiah son of Hur, ruler of a half-district of Jerusalem, repaired the next section.

Nehemiah 3:12
Shallum son of Hallohesh, ruler of a half-district of Jerusalem, repaired the next section with the help of his daughters.

Nehemiah 3:17
Next to him, the repairs were made by the Levites under Rehum son of Bani. Beside him, Hashabiah, ruler of half the district of Keilah, carried out repairs for his district.

Ecclesiastes 2:6
I made reservoirs to water groves of flourishing trees.

Isaiah 7:3
Then the LORD said to Isaiah, "Go out, you and your son Shear-Jashub, to meet Ahaz at the end of the aqueduct of the Upper Pool, on the road to the Launderer's Field.

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