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Nehemiah 13:11

11 So I rebuked the officials and asked them, “Why is the house of God neglected?” Then I called them together and stationed them at their posts.

Read Nehemiah 13:11 Using Other Translations

Then contended I with the rulers, and said, Why is the house of God forsaken? And I gathered them together, and set them in their place.
So I confronted the officials and said, "Why is the house of God forsaken?" And I gathered them together and set them in their stations.
I immediately confronted the leaders and demanded, “Why has the Temple of God been neglected?” Then I called all the Levites back again and restored them to their proper duties.

What does Nehemiah 13:11 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Nehemiah 13:11

Then I contended with the rulers;
&c.] The ecclesiastical rulers, the priests that were appointed over those chambers, ( Nehemiah 12:44 ) , he expostulated with them warmly, and chode them severely for their conduct:

and said, why is the house of God forsaken?
no care being taken of the maintenance of the ministers of it, contrary to the promise made ( Nehemiah 10:37 ) ,

and l gathered them together;
the Levites and singers that were dispersed in the countries round about:

and set them in their place;
in the temple, and in the course of their ministry there.

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