After the wall had been rebuilt and I had set the doors in place, the gatekeepers1 and the singers2 and the Levites3 were appointed.
I put in charge of Jerusalem my brother Hanani,4 along witha Hananiah5 the commander of the citadel,6 because he was a man of integrity and feared7 God more than most men do.
I said to them, "The gates of Jerusalem are not to be opened until the sun is hot. While the gatekeepers are still on duty, have them shut the doors and bar them. Also appoint residents of Jerusalem as guards, some at their posts and some near their own houses."