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Nehemiah 3:17

17 Next to him, the repairs were made by the Levites under Rehum son of Bani. Beside him, Hashabiah, ruler of half the district of Keilah, carried out repairs for his district.

Read Nehemiah 3:17 Using Other Translations

After him repaired the Levites, Rehum the son of Bani. Next unto him repaired Hashabiah, the ruler of the half part of Keilah, in his part.
After him the Levites repaired: Rehum the son of Bani. Next to him Hashabiah, ruler of half the district of Keilah, repaired for his district.
Next to him, repairs were made by a group of Levites working under the supervision of Rehum son of Bani. Then came Hashabiah, the leader of half the district of Keilah, who supervised the building of the wall on behalf of his own district.

What does Nehemiah 3:17 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Nehemiah 3:17

After him repaired the Levites, Rehum the son of Bani
Who was one of them, as he that follows was another:

next unto him repaired Hashabiah, the ruler of the half part of Keilah:
a city of the tribe of Judah, ( Joshua 15:4 )

in his part;
either with the men of that part of Keilah under his jurisdiction, or at the expense of that part of it.

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