Nehemiah 2:11-16 CSB

Preparing to Rebuild the Walls

11 After I arrived in Jerusalem and had been there three days,

References for Nehemiah 2:11

      12 I got up at night and [took] a few men with me. I didn't tell anyone what my God had laid on my heart to do for Jerusalem. The only animal I tooka was the one I was riding.

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        • h 2:12 - Lit animal with me
          13 I went out at night through the Valley Gate toward the Serpent'sb Well and the Dung Gate, and I inspected the walls of Jerusalem that had been broken down and its gates that had been destroyed by fire.c

          References for Nehemiah 2:13

              14 I went on to the Fountain Gate and the King's Pool, but farther down it became too narrow for my animal to go through.
              15 So I went up at night by way of the valley and inspected the wall. Then heading back, I entered through the Valley Gate and returned.
              16 The officials did not know where I had gone or what I was doing, for I had not yet told the Jews, priests, nobles, officials, or the rest of those who would be doing the work.