NASB — Nehemiah 3 — KJV

Builders of the Walls

1 Then aEliashib the high priest arose with his brothers the priests and built bthe Sheep Gate; they consecrated it and chung its doors. They consecrated Ithe wall to dthe Tower of the Hundred [and] ethe Tower of Hananel. 2 Next to him athe men of Jericho built, and next to Ithem Zaccur the son of Imri built.

[1] ILit it aNe 3:20; 13:28 bNe 3:32; 12:39 cNe 6:1; 7:1 dNe 12:39 eJr 31:38
[2] ILit him aNe 7:36

3 ¶ Now the sons of Hassenaah built athe Fish Gate; they laid its beams and hung its doors with its bolts and bars. 4 Next to them Meremoth the son of Uriah the son of Hakkoz made repairs. And next to him Meshullam the son of Berechiah the son of Meshezabel made repairs. And next to Ihim Zadok the son of Baana [also] made repairs. 5 Moreover, next to Ihim the Tekoites made repairs, but their nobles did not IIsupport the work of their masters.

[3] aNe 12:39
[4] ILit them
[5] ILit them IILit bring their neck to

6 ¶ Joiada the son of Paseah and Meshullam the son of Besodeiah repaired athe Old Gate; they laid its beams and hung its doors with its bolts and its bars. 7 Next to them Melatiah the Gibeonite and Jadon the Meronothite, the men of Gibeon and of Mizpah, Ialso made repairs for the official seat of the agovernor [of the province] beyond the River. 8 Next to him Uzziel the son of Harhaiah of the agoldsmiths made repairs. And next to him Hananiah, one of the perfumers, made repairs, and they restored Jerusalem as far as bthe Broad Wall. 9 Next to them Rephaiah the son of Hur, athe official of half the district of Jerusalem, made repairs. 10 Next to them Jedaiah the son of Harumaph made repairs opposite his house. And next to him Hattush the son of Hashabneiah made repairs. 11 Malchijah the son of Harim and Hasshub the son of Pahath-moab repaired another section and athe Tower of Furnaces. 12 Next to him Shallum the son of Hallohesh, athe official of half the district of Jerusalem, made repairs, he and his daughters.

[6] aNe 12:39
[7] IOr which was under the jurisdiction of the governor of the province beyond the River, also made repairs aNe 2:7
[8] aNe 3:31, 32 bNe 12:38
[9] aNe 3:12, 17
[11] aNe 12:38
[12] aNe 3:9

13 ¶ Hanun and the inhabitants of Zanoah repaired athe Valley Gate. They built it and hung its doors with its bolts and its bars, and a thousand cubits of the wall to the IRefuse Gate.

[13] ILit Gate of Ash-heaps aNe 2:13

14 ¶ Malchijah the son of Rechab, the official of the district of aBeth-haccherem repaired the IbRefuse Gate. He built it and hung its doors with its bolts and its bars.

[14] ILit Gate of Ash-heaps aJr 6:1 bNe 2:13

15 ¶ Shallum the son of Col-hozeh, the official of the district of Mizpah, arepaired the Fountain Gate. He built it, covered it and hung its doors with its bolts and its bars, and the wall of the Pool of Shelah at bthe king’s garden as far as cthe steps that descend from the city of David. 16 After him Nehemiah the son of Azbuk, aofficial of half the district of Beth-zur, made repairs as far as [a point] opposite the tombs of David, and as far as bthe artificial pool and the house of the mighty men. 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. 18 After him their brothers carried out repairs [under] Bavvai the son of Henadad, official of [the other] half of the district of Keilah. 19 Next to him Ezer the son of Jeshua, athe official of Mizpah, repaired Ianother section in front of the ascent of the armory bat the Angle. 20 After him Baruch the son of Zabbai zealously repaired another section, from the Angle to the doorway of the house of aEliashib the high priest. 21 After him Meremoth the son of Uriah the son of Hakkoz repaired another section, from the doorway of Eliashib’s house even as far as the end of Ihis house. 22 After him the priests, athe men of the Ivalley, carried out repairs. 23 After Ithem Benjamin and Hasshub carried out repairs in front of their house. After Ithem Azariah the son of Maaseiah, son of Ananiah, carried out repairs beside his house. 24 After him Binnui the son of Henadad repaired another section, from the house of Azariah as far as athe Angle and as far as the corner. 25 Palal the son of Uzai [made repairs] in front of the Angle and the tower projecting from the upper house of the king, which is by athe court of the guard. After him Pedaiah the son of Parosh [made repairs]. 26 aThe temple servants living in bOphel [made repairs] as far as the front of cthe Water Gate toward the east and the projecting tower. 27 After Ithem athe Tekoites repaired another section in front of the great projecting tower and as far as the wall of Ophel.

[15] aNe 2:17 b2K 25:4 cNe 12:37
[16] aNe 3:9, 12, 17 b2K 20:20; Is 7:3
[19] ILit a second measure, and so in vv 20, 21, 24, 30 aNe 3:15 b2Ch 26:9
[20] aNe 3:1
[21] ILit Eliashib’s
[22] ILit circle; i.e. lower Jordan valley aNe 12:28
[23] ILit him
[24] aNe 3:19
[25] aJr 32:2
[26] aNe 7:46 bNe 11:21 cNe 8:1
[27] ILit him aNe 3:5

28 ¶ Above athe Horse Gate the priests carried out repairs, each in front of his house. 29 After Ithem Zadok the son of Immer carried out repairs in front of his house. And after him Shemaiah the son of Shecaniah, the keeper of the East Gate, carried out repairs. 30 After him Hananiah the son of Shelemiah, and Hanun the sixth son of Zalaph, repaired another section. After him Meshullam the son of Berechiah carried out repairs in front of his own Iquarters. 31 After him Malchijah, Ione of athe goldsmiths, carried out repairs as far as the house of the temple servants and of the merchants, in front of the IIInspection Gate and as far as the upper room of the corner. 32 Between the upper room of the corner and athe Sheep Gate the goldsmiths and the merchants carried out repairs.

[28] a2K 11:16; 2Ch 23:15; Jr 31:40
[29] ILit him
[30] IOr cell
[31] ILit son of IIOr Mustering aNe 3:8, 32
[32] aNe 3:1; 12:39


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The names and order of them that builded the wall.

1 ¶ Then Eliashib the high priest rose up with his brethren the priests, and they builded the sheep gate; they sanctified it, and set up the doors of it; even unto the tower of Meah they sanctified it, unto the tower of Hananeel. 2 And next unto him builded the men of Jericho. And next to them builded Zaccur the son of Imri. 3 But the fish gate did the sons of Hassenaah build, who [also] laid the beams thereof, and set up the doors thereof, the locks thereof, and the bars thereof. 4 And next unto them repaired Meremoth the son of Urijah, the son of Koz. And next unto them repaired Meshullam the son of Berechiah, the son of Meshezabeel. And next unto them repaired Zadok the son of Baana. 5 And next unto them the Tekoites repaired; but their nobles put not their necks to the work of their Lord. 6 Moreover the old gate repaired Jehoiada the son of Paseah, and Meshullam the son of Besodeiah; they laid the beams thereof, and set up the doors thereof, and the locks thereof, and the bars thereof. 7 And next unto them repaired Melatiah the Gibeonite, and Jadon the Meronothite, the men of Gibeon, and of Mizpah, unto the throne of the governor on this side the river. 8 Next unto him repaired Uzziel the son of Harhaiah, of the goldsmiths. Next unto him also repaired Hananiah the son of [one of] the apothecaries, and they fortified Jerusalem unto the broad wall. 9 And next unto them repaired Rephaiah the son of Hur, the ruler of the half part of Jerusalem. 10 And next unto them repaired Jedaiah the son of Harumaph, even over against his house. And next unto him repaired Hattush the son of Hashabniah. 11 Malchijah the son of Harim, and Hashub the son of Pahathmoab, repaired the other piece, and the tower of the furnaces. 12 And next unto him repaired Shallum the son of Halohesh, the ruler of the half part of Jerusalem, he and his daughters. 13 The valley gate repaired Hanun, and the inhabitants of Zanoah; they built it, and set up the doors thereof, the locks thereof, and the bars thereof, and a thousand cubits on the wall unto the dung gate. 14 But the dung gate repaired Malchiah the son of Rechab, the ruler of part of Bethhaccerem; he built it, and set up the doors thereof, the locks thereof, and the bars thereof. 15 But the gate of the fountain repaired Shallun the son of Colhozeh, the ruler of part of Mizpah; he built it, and covered it, and set up the doors thereof, the locks thereof, and the bars thereof, and the wall of the pool of Siloah by the king's garden, and unto the stairs that go down from the city of David. 16 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. 17 After him repaired the Levites, Rehum the son of Bani. Next unto him repaired Hashabiah, the ruler of the half part of Keilah, in his part. 18 After him repaired their brethren, Bavai the son of Henadad, the ruler of the half part of Keilah. 19 And next to him repaired Ezer the son of Jeshua, the ruler of Mizpah, another piece over against the going up to the armoury at the turning [of the wall]. 20 After him Baruch the son of Zabbai earnestly repaired the other piece, from the turning [of the wall] unto the door of the house of Eliashib the high priest. 21 After him repaired Meremoth the son of Urijah the son of Koz another piece, from the door of the house of Eliashib even to the end of the house of Eliashib. 22 And after him repaired the priests, the men of the plain. 23 After him repaired Benjamin and Hashub over against their house. After him repaired Azariah the son of Maaseiah the son of Ananiah by his house. 24 After him repaired Binnui the son of Henadad another piece, from the house of Azariah unto the turning [of the wall], even unto the corner. 25 Palal the son of Uzai, over against the turning [of the wall], and the tower which lieth out from the king's high house, that [was] by the court of the prison. After him Pedaiah the son of Parosh. 26 Moreover the Nethinims dwelt in Ophel, unto [the place] over against the water gate toward the east, and the tower that lieth out. 27 After them the Tekoites repaired another piece, over against the great tower that lieth out, even unto the wall of Ophel. 28 From above the horse gate repaired the priests, every one over against his house. 29 After them repaired Zadok the son of Immer over against his house. After him repaired also Shemaiah the son of Shechaniah, the keeper of the east gate. 30 After him repaired Hananiah the son of Shelemiah, and Hanun the sixth son of Zalaph, another piece. After him repaired Meshullam the son of Berechiah over against his chamber. 31 After him repaired Malchiah the goldsmith's son unto the place of the Nethinims, and of the merchants, over against the gate Miphkad, and to the going up of the corner. 32 And between the going up of the corner unto the sheep gate repaired the goldsmiths and the merchants.

[1] Dt 20:5; Ne 12:10, 30, 39; 13:28; Ps 30:1; Pv 3:6, 9; Jr 31:38; Zc 14:10; Jn 5:2.
[2] Ezr 2:34; Ne 7:36; 10:12.
[3] 2Ch 33:14; Ne 2:8; 3:6; 6:1; 7:1; 12:39; Zp 1:10.
[4] Ezr 8:33; Ne 3:21; 10:7, 15.
[5] Jg 5:23; 2S 14:2; Ne 3:27; Jr 5:4; 27:2, 8, 12; 30:8; Am 1:1; Mt 11:29; Ac 15:10; 1Co 1:26; 1Ti 6:17.
[6] Ne 12:39.
[7] Jsh 9:3; 2S 21:2; 2Ch 16:6; Ne 2:8; 3:19.
[8] Gn 50:2; Ex 30:25; Ne 3:31; 12:38; Ec 10:1; Is 46:6.
[9] Ne 3:12, 17.
[10] Ne 3:23, 28; 10:4.
[11] Ezr 2:6; 8:4; Ne 7:11; 10:5, 14; 12:38.
[12] Ex 35:25; Ne 3:9, 14; Ac 21:8; Php 4:3.
[13] Jsh 15:34, 56; 1Ch 4:18; Ne 2:13; 11:30.
[14] Ne 2:13; 3:9, 12, 15; 12:31; Jr 6:1.
[15] Jg 20:1, 3; 2S 5:6; 2Ch 32:30; Ne 2:14; 3:7, 9, 12, 14; 12:37; Is 8:6; Jr 40:6; Lk 13:4; Jn 9:7.
[16] Jsh 15:58; 1K 14:27; 2K 20:20; 1Ch 2:45; 2Ch 11:7; 12:10; 16:14; Ne 3:9, 12, 14; So 3:7; Is 7:3; 22:11; Ac 2:29.
[17] Jsh 15:44; 1S 23:1, 2; 1Ch 23:4; Ne 3:16.
[19] 2Ch 26:9; Ne 3:15; 10:9; 12:8.
[20] Ne 3:1, 21; 12:22; 13:4, 28; Ec 9:10; Ro 12:11.
[21] Ezr 2:61; Ne 3:4; 7:63.
[22] Ne 6:2; 12:28.
[23] Ne 3:10, 29; 8:4, 7; 10:2.
[24] Ne 3:11, 19, 20, 27; 10:9.
[25] Ezr 2:3; Ne 7:8; 8:4; 12:39; Jr 22:14; 32:2; 33:1; 37:21; 39:8, 15.
[26] 1Ch 9:2; 2Ch 27:3; 33:14; Ezr 2:43; Ne 3:27; 7:46; 8:1, 3; 10:28; 11:21; 12:37.
[27] Ne 3:5, 26.
[28] 2K 11:16; 2Ch 23:15; Ne 3:10, 23; Jr 31:40.
[29] Ezr 2:37; 10:2; Ne 7:40; Jr 19:2.
[30] Ne 3:4, 21.
[31] Ne 3:8, 32.
[32] Ne 3:1, 8, 31; 12:39; Jn 5:2.


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