Nehemiah 3:5
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New Living Translation
Next were the people from Tekoa, though their leaders refused to work with the construction supervisors.

King James Bible
And next unto them the Tekoites repaired; but their nobles put not their necks to the work of their Lord.

Darby Bible Translation
And next to them the Tekoites repaired; but their nobles put not their necks to the work of their Lord.

World English Bible
Next to them the Tekoites repaired; but their nobles didn't put their necks to the work of their lord.

Young's Literal Translation
and by his hand have the Tekoites strengthened, and their honourable ones have not brought in their neck to the service of their Lord.

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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

3:5 Their nobles - Did not submit to it, would not further it, either through sloth or covetousness, or secret compliance with the enemies of the Jews. Of their Lord - Of God, whom they owned for their Lord, whose work this was, because it had proceeded thus far by his singular providence: and because it was done for the defence of the city, and people, and temple of God. And therefore they are branded to all posterity. Let not nobles think any thing beneath them, by which they may benefit their country. What is their nobility good for, but that it places them in an higher and larger sphere of usefulness?

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Ezra-Nehemiah
Some of the most complicated problems in Hebrew history as well as in the literary criticism of the Old Testament gather about the books of Ezra and Nehemiah. Apart from these books, all that we know of the origin and early history of Judaism is inferential. They are our only historical sources for that period; and if in them we have, as we seem to have, authentic memoirs, fragmentary though they be, written by the two men who, more than any other, gave permanent shape and direction to Judaism, then
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Nehemiah 3:4
Meremoth son of Uriah and grandson of Hakkoz repaired the next section of wall. Beside him were Meshullam son of Berekiah and grandson of Meshezabel, and then Zadok son of Baana.

Nehemiah 3:6
The Old City Gate was repaired by Joiada son of Paseah and Meshullam son of Besodeiah. They laid the beams, set up its doors, and installed its bolts and bars.

Nehemiah 3:27
Then came the people of Tekoa, who repaired another section across from the great projecting tower and over to the wall of Ophel.

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