Nehemiah 3:15

“But the gate of the fountain repaired Shallun the son of Colhozeh, the ruler of part of Mizpah; he built it, and covered it, and set up the doors thereof, the locks thereof, and the bars thereof, and the wall of the pool of Siloah by the king's garden, and unto the stairs that go down from the city of David.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But the gate of the fountaine repaired Shallum the sonne of Col-hozeh, the ruler of part of Mizpah: hee built it, and couered it, and set vp the doores thereof, the lockes thereof, and the barres thereof, and the wall of the poole of Siloah by the kings garden, and vnto the staires that goe downe from the citie of Dauid.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Shallum the son of Col-hozeh, the official of the district of Mizpah, repaired the Fountain Gate. He built it, covered it and hung its doors with its bolts and its bars, and the wall of the Pool of Shelah at the king's garden as far as the steps that descend from the city of David.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the fountain gate repaired Shallun the son of Colhozeh, the ruler of the district of Mizpah; he built it, and covered it, and set up the doors thereof, the bolts thereof, and the bars thereof, and the wall of the pool of Shelah by the king's garden, even unto the stairs that go down from the city of David.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Shallun, the son of Col-hozeh, the ruler of the division of Mizpah, made good the doorway of the fountain, building it up and covering it and putting up its doors, with their locks and rods, with the wall of the pool of Shelah by the king's garden, as far as the steps which go down from the town of David.
- Basic English Bible

And the fountain-gate repaired Shallun the son of Colhozeh, the chief of the district of Mizpah; he built it, and covered it, and set up its doors, its locks and its bars, and the wall of the pool of Shelah by the king's garden, and to the stairs that go down from the city of David.
- Darby Bible

But the gate of the fountain repaired Shallun the son of Col-hozeh, the ruler of part of Mizpah; he built it, and covered it, and set up its doors, its locks, and its bars, and the wall of the pool of Siloah by the king's garden, and to the stairs that go down from the city of David.
- Webster's Bible

The spring gate repaired Shallun the son of Colhozeh, the ruler of the district of Mizpah; he built it, and covered it, and set up its doors, its bolts, and its bars, and the wall of the pool of Shelah by the king's garden, even to the stairs that go down from the city of David.
- World English Bible

And the gate of the fountain hath Shallum son of Col-Hozeh, head of the district of Mizpah, strengthened: he doth build it, and cover it, and set up its doors, its locks, and its bars, and the wall of the pool of Siloah, to the garden of the king, and unto the steps that are going down from the city of David.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the fountain gate repaired Shallun the son of Colhozeh, the ruler of the district of Mizpah; he built it, and covered it, and set up the doors thereof, the bolts thereof, and the bars thereof, and the wall of the pool of Shelah by the king's garden, even unto the stairs that go down from the city of David.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Nehemiah 3

  • Don
    This passage, chp. 3 in Nehemiah has been a source of inspiration and working as a team in building the kingdom of God and sharing the burden.
    I believe it is a very good blue print.
  • Ray Ballestero
    I had it explained that the gates being restored were essential for the Church to fully function as intended. That the dung gate has been ignored the dung where everybody eliminates all their junk. Mistakes unclean things that get picked up in today 's society or cultural contamination due to the mass cross pollenization of a mixed society. Teachings and just the general influence that gets into the Body of Christ. So we need to restore the Dung gate the ministry of deliverance. All part of church restoration so Jesus can present His Bride the church to His Father as His Bride without spot blemish or wrinkle.
  • Robert Thomas for verse 3
    The reason for the Fish Gate was because it was located closest to the fish market The fishermen would deliver their catch through the Fish Gate Keep in mind the fish were packed in salt as a preservative
  • Akuinor
    I just need to know how the work of God was carried out with all the 12 tribes of Israel getting involved. This is purely division of labor. As believers we can also do something in house of the Lord.
  • André
    @Jerry,
    That’s a very interesting issue.
    I tried to search the ‘’Fish Gate’’ on Google and there is a lot of information.
    I just wish you search by yourself, just typing ‘’Fish Gate’’, because this page does not allow to publish links.
    God bless you.
  • Jerry woodard for verse 3
    Where did the water for the fish gate come from?

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