Nehemiah Chapter 3
1 Then Eliashib the high priest rose up with his brethren the priests, and they builded the sheep gate; they sanctified it, and set up the doors of it; even unto the tower of Meah they sanctified it, unto the tower of Hananeel.
4 And next unto them repaired Meremoth the son of Urijah, the son of Koz. And next unto them repaired Meshullam the son of Berechiah, the son of Meshezabeel. And next unto them repaired Zadok the son of Baana.
6 Moreover the old gate repaired Jehoiada the son of Paseah, and Meshullam the son of Besodeiah; they laid the beams thereof, and set up the doors thereof, and the locks thereof, and the bars thereof.
13 The valley gate repaired Hanun, and the inhabitants of Zanoah; they built it, and set up the doors thereof, the locks thereof, and the bars thereof, and a thousand cubits on the wall unto the dung gate.
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.
16 After him repaired Nehemiah the son of Azbuk, the ruler of the half part of Bethzur, unto the place over against the sepulchres of David, and to the pool that was made, and unto the house of the mighty.
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Nehemiah Chapter 3 Bible commentary...
The rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem.
- The work was divided, so that every one might know what he had to do, and mind it, with a desire to excel; yet without contention, or separate interests. No strife appears among them, but which should do most for the public good. Every Israelite should lend a hand toward the building up of Jerusalem. Let not nobles think any thing below them, by which they may advance the good of their country. Even some females helped forward the work. Some repaired over against their houses, and one repaired over against his chamber. When a general good work is to be done, each should apply himself to that part which is within his reach. If every one will sweep before his own door, the street will be clean; if every one will mend one, we shall all be mended. Some that had first done helped their fellows. The walls of Jerusalem, in heaps of rubbish, represent the desperate state of the world around, while the number and malice of those who hindered the building, give some faint idea of the enemies we have to contend with, while executing the work of God. Every one must begin at home; for it is by getting the work of God advanced in our own souls that we shall best contribute to the good of the church of Christ. May the Lord thus stir up the hearts of his people, to lay aside their petty disputes, and to disregard their worldly interests, compared with building the walls of Jerusalem, and defending the cause of truth and godliness against the assaults of avowed enemies.
Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710.
Ray Ballestero's Nehemiah Chapter 3 comment on 4/01/2014, 11:36pm...
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's Nehemiah Chapter 3 comment about verse 3 on 3/03/2014, 9:33am...
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's Nehemiah Chapter 3 comment on 10/31/2012, 1:59am...
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.
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