Nehemiah 3:18
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New International Version
Next to him, the repairs were made by their fellow Levites under Binnui son of Henadad, ruler of the other half-district of Keilah.

King James Bible
After him repaired their brethren, Bavai the son of Henadad, the ruler of the half part of Keilah.

Darby Bible Translation
After him repaired their brethren, Bavvai the son of Henadad, the chief of the half district of Keilah.

World English Bible
After him repaired their brothers, Bavvai the son of Henadad, the ruler of half the district of Keilah.

Young's Literal Translation
After him have their brethren strengthened, and Bavvai son of Henadad, head of the half of the district of Keilah.

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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

Nehemiah 3:17 After him the Levites carried out repairs under Rehum the son of Bani. Next to him Hashabiah, the official of half the district of Keilah, carried out repairs for his district.

Nehemiah 3:19 Next to him Ezer the son of Jeshua, the official of Mizpah, repaired another section in front of the ascent of the armory at the Angle.

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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
1 Samuel 23:1
When David was told, "Look, the Philistines are fighting against Keilah and are looting the threshing floors,"

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.

Nehemiah 3:19
Next to him, Ezer son of Jeshua, ruler of Mizpah, repaired another section, from a point facing the ascent to the armory as far as the angle of the wall.

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