3:1 Then Eliashib the high priest rose up with his brethren the
priests, and they builded the sheep gate; they a
sanctified it, and set up the doors of it; even unto the
tower of Meah they sanctified it, unto the tower of
(a) In Hebrew they sanctified it, that is, they finished it,
and so dedicated it to the Lord by prayer, in desiring
him to maintain it.
3:5 And next unto them the Tekoites repaired; but their nobles
b put not their necks to the work of their Lord.
(b) The rich and mighty would not obey those who were
appointed officers in this work, neither would they help
3:7 And next unto them repaired Melatiah the Gibeonite, and
Jadon the Meronothite, the men of Gibeon, and of Mizpah,
unto the c throne of the governor on this side the river.
(c) To the place where the Duke was wont to sit in judgment,
who governed the country in their absence.
3:19 And next to him repaired Ezer the son of Jeshua, the ruler
of Mizpah, another piece over against the going up to the
armoury at the d turning [of the wall].
(d) Where the weapons and armour of the city lay.
3:22 And after him repaired the priests, the men of e the
(e) Who dwelt in the plain country by Jordan and Jericho.
3:26 Moreover the f Nethinims dwelt in Ophel, unto [the place]
over against the water gate toward the east, and the tower
that lieth out.