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Nehemiah 3:1-32

3*  And High Priest Eljashib and his brother priests stood up and built the Sheep Gate—it was they who performed the ceremonies for it and hung the gates in the building—and to the Hundred Tower, performed the ceremonies for it, to Hananel’s Tower. 2  And next the men of Jericho built. And next Zaccur the son of Imri built. 3  And the Fish Gate the sons of the Senaah built; it was they who framed the gateway and hung the gates in it and put in place the sockets for the bars, and the bars. 4  And next Meremoth the son of Urijah the son of Hakkos repaired. And next Meshullam the son of Berekiah the son of Meshezabel repaired. And next Sadok the son of Baʽana repaired. 5  And next the Tekoʽites repaired; but their grandees did not bring their necks into their Lord’s service. 6*  And the Old-Town Gate Jojadaʽ the son of Paseah and Meshullam the son of Besodiah repaired; it was they who framed the gateway and hung the gates in it and put in place the sockets for the bars, and the bars. 7  And next Melatiah the Gibeonite and Jadon the Meronothite, the men of Gibeon and Mispah of the throne of the governor of Trans-Euphrates repaired. 8*  Next ʽUzziel the son of Harhiah, goldsmiths, repaired. And next Hananiah the son of the perfumers repaired. And they stoned up Jerusalem to the Broad Wall. 9  And next Rephajah the son of Hur, chief of half the department of Jerusalem, repaired. 10  And next Jedajah the son of Harumaph repaired opposite his house. And next Hattush the son of Hashabnejah repaired. 11***  Malkijah the son of Harim and Hasshub the son of Pahath Moab repaired a second assignment, and the Baking-Crock Tower. 12  And next Shallum the son of Hallohesh, chief of half the department of Jerusalem, he and his daughters, repaired. 13  The Valley Gate Hanun and the inhabitants of Zanoah repaired; it was they who built it and hung the gates in the building and put in place the sockets for the bars, and the bars; and five hundred yards to the Dump Gate. 14  And the Dump Gate Malkijah the son of Recab, chief of the department of Beth-hak-Kerem, repaired; it was he who built it and hung the gates in the building and put in place the sockets for the bars, and the bars. 15  And the Spring Gate Shallun the son of Col-Hozeh, chief of the department of Mispah, repaired; it was he who built it and canopied it and hung the gates in the building and put in place the sockets for the bars, and the bars; and the wall by the Tunnel Reservoir at the King’s Garden and to the stairs that go down from David’s City. 16  After him Nehemiah the son of ʽAzbuk, chief of half the department of Beth-Sur, repaired to opposite David’s Graves and to the Artificial Reservoir and to the Champions’ House. 17  After him the Levites repaired, Rehum the son of Bani. After him Hashabiah, chief of half the department of Keʽilah, repaired for his department. 18  After him their brothers repaired, Bavvai the son of Henadad, chief of half the department of Keʽilah. 19  And ʽEzer the son of Jeshuaʽ, chief of Mispah, next repaired a second assignment, opposite the armory stairs at the angle. 20  After him Baruc the son of Zabbai repaired a second assignment from the angle to the door of High Priest Eljashib’s house. 21*  After him Meremoth the son of Urijah the son of Hakkos repaired a second assignment, from the door of Eljashib’s house all along Eljashib’s house. 22  And after him the priests repaired, the men of the Pale. 23  After them Benjamin and Hasshub repaired opposite their house. After them ʽAzariah the son of Maʽasejah the son of ʽAnaniah repaired alongside his house. 24  After him Binnui the son of Henadad repaired a second assignment, from ʽAzariah’s house to the angle and to the corner. 25  Palal the son of Uzai from opposite the angle and the tower that bulges out from the upper royal palace with the court of the guard. After him Pedajah the son of Pareosh. 26*  And the temple servants lived on the castle ridge to opposite the Eastern Water Gate and the bulging-out tower. 27  After him the Tekoʽites repaired a second assignment, from opposite the great bulging-out tower to the wall of the castle ridge. 28  Above the Pony Gate the priests repaired, each opposite his own house. 29  After it Sadok the son of Immer repaired opposite his house, and after him Shemaʽiah the son of Shecaniah, the warder of the East Gate; 30*  after him Hananiah the son of Shelemiah and Hanun the sixth son of Salaph a second assignment; after him Meshullam the son of Berekiah repaired opposite his vestry. 31*  After him Malkijah the son of the goldsmith repaired to the house of the temple servants and the traders, opposite the Assigned Tract Gate, and to the upper room on the corner. 32  And between the upper room on the corner and the Sheep Gate the goldsmiths and the traders repaired.

Footnotes

Many words in chapter 3 are of uncertain meaning or read differently in different copies
3:6 Or Old-Wall Gate
3:8 Or they left Jerusalem
3:11 Or of the governor of Moab
3:11, 19, 20, 21, 24, 27, 30 Lit. a second measure
3:11 Var. and to the
3:21 Lit. to the finish of Eljashib’s house
3:26 Or Pareosh (and the temple servants lived on the castle ridge) to opposite Conj. that the words about the temple servants belong at the end of verse 27
3:30 (sixth) Susp.
3:31 Or the gate of the Assigned Tract