Nehemiah 7:3

Overview - Nehemiah 7
Nehemiah commits the charge of Jerusalem to Hanani and Hananiah.
A register of the genealogy of them which came at the first out of Babylon;
of the people;
39 of the priests;
43 of the Levites;
46 of the Nethinims;
57 of Solomon's servants;
63 and of the priests which could not find their pedigree;
66 The whole number of them, with their substance.
70 Their oblations.
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Nehemiah 7:3  (King James Version)
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.

Let not the gates
This is, the gates were not to be opened till sun-rise, and to be shut at sun-set; which is still the custom in many cities of the East. If a traveller arrives after sun-set, he finds the gates shut, and on no consideration will they open them till morning.
13:19 Psalms 127:1 ; Matthew 10:16

every one to be
Nehemiah 3:23 Nehemiah 3:28-30