Nehemiah 1:6; Nehemiah 6:5; Nehemiah 7:3; Nehemiah 8:5; Nehemiah 13:19
Let thine ear now be attentive, and thine eyes open , that thou mayest hear the prayer of thy servant, which I pray before thee now, day and night, for the children of Israel thy servants, and confess the sins of the children of Israel, which we have sinned against thee: both I and my father's house have sinned .
Then sent Sanballat his servant unto me in like manner the fifth time with an open letter in his hand;
And I said unto them, Let not the gates of Jerusalem be opened until the sun be hot; and while they stand by , let them shut the doors, and bar them: and appoint watches of the inhabitants of Jerusalem, every one in his watch, and every one to be over against his house.
And Ezra opened the book in the sight of all the people; (for he was above all the people;) and when he opened it, all the people stood up :
And it came to pass, that when the gates of Jerusalem began to be dark before the sabbath, I commanded that the gates should be shut , and charged that they should not be opened till after the sabbath: and some of my servants set I at the gates, that there should no burden be brought in on the sabbath day.