And I came to Jerusalem, and understood of the evil that Eliashib did for Tobiah…
I. The state of Jerusalem during Nehemiah's absence.
II. The reforms he achieved.
1. His purification of the temple.
2. His renewal of the observance of Divine ordinances.
3. His promoting the sanctification of the Sabbath.
4. His setting apart Judah from mingling with the heathen.
Parallel VersesKJV: And I came to Jerusalem, and understood of the evil that Eliashib did for Tobiah, in preparing him a chamber in the courts of the house of God.