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Nehemiah 7:1-3 NLT

1 After the wall was finished and I had set up the doors in the gates, the gatekeepers, singers, and Levites were appointed.
2 I gave the responsibility of governing Jerusalem to my brother Hanani, along with Hananiah, the commander of the fortress, for he was a faithful man who feared God more than most.
3 I said to them, “Do not leave the gates open during the hottest part of the day. And even while the gatekeepers are on duty, have them shut and bar the doors. Appoint the residents of Jerusalem to act as guards, everyone on a regular watch. Some will serve at sentry posts and some in front of their own homes.”

References for Nehemiah 7:3

    • a 7:3 - Or Keep the gates of Jerusalem closed until the sun is hot.

      Study tools for Nehemiah 7:1-3

      • a 7:3 - Or Keep the gates of Jerusalem closed until the sun is hot.
      • b 7:7 - As in parallel text at Ezra 2:2 ; Hebrew reads Azariah.
      • c 7:7 - As in parallel text at Ezra 2:2 ; Hebrew reads Raamiah.
      • d 7:7 - As in parallel text at Ezra 2:2 ; Hebrew reads Mispereth.
      • e 7:7 - As in parallel text at Ezra 2:2 ; Hebrew reads Nehum.
      • f 7:15 - As in parallel text at Ezra 2:10 ; Hebrew reads Binnui.
      • g 7:24 - As in parallel text at Ezra 2:18 ; Hebrew reads Hariph.
      • h 7:25 - As in parallel text at Ezra 2:20 ; Hebrew reads Gibeon.
      • i 7:33 - Or of the other Nebo.
      • j 7:34 - Or of the other Elam.
      • k 7:43 - As in parallel text at Ezra 2:40 ; Hebrew reads Hodevah.
      • l 7:47 - As in parallel text at Ezra 2:44 ; Hebrew reads Sia.
      • m 7:52 - As in parallel text at Ezra 2:50 ; Hebrew reads Nephushesim.
      • n 7:54 - As in parallel text at Ezra 2:52 ; Hebrew reads Bazlith.
      • o 7:57 - As in parallel text at Ezra 2:55 ; Hebrew reads Sotai, Sophereth, Perida.
      • p 7:58 - As in parallel text at Ezra 2:56 ; Hebrew reads Jaala.
      • q 7:59 - As in parallel text at Ezra 2:57 ; Hebrew reads Amon.
      • r 7:61 - As in parallel text at Ezra 2:59 ; Hebrew reads Addon.
      • s 7:68 - As in some Hebrew manuscripts (see also Ezra 2:66 ); most Hebrew manuscripts lack this verse. Verses 7:69-73 are numbered 7:68-72 in Hebrew text.
      • t 7:70 - Hebrew 1,000 darics of gold, about 19 pounds or 8.6 kilograms in weight.
      • u 7:71 - Hebrew 20,000 darics of gold, about 375 pounds or 170 kilograms in weight; also in 7:72 .
      • v 7:71 - Hebrew 2,200 minas [1,300 kilograms].
      • w 7:72 - Hebrew 2,000 minas [1,200 kilograms].
      • x 7:73 - Hebrew In the seventh month. This month of the ancient Hebrew lunar calendar occurred within the months of October and November 445