Nehemiah 3:14

“But the dung gate repaired Malchiah the son of Rechab, the ruler of part of Bethhaccerem; he built it, and set up the doors thereof, the locks thereof, and the bars thereof.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But the doung-gate repaired Malchiah the sonne of Rechab, the ruler of part of Beth-haccerem: hee built it, and set vp the doores thereof, the lockes thereof, and the barres thereof.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Malchijah the son of Rechab, the official of the district of Beth-haccherem repaired the Refuse Gate. He built it and hung its doors with its bolts and its bars.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the dung gate repaired Malchijah the son of Rechab, the ruler of the district of Beth-haccherem; he built it, and set up the doors thereof, the bolts thereof, and the bars thereof.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Malchijah, the son of Rechab, the ruler of the division of Beth-haccherem, made good the doorway of the waste, building it up and putting up its doors, with their locks and rods.
- Basic English Bible

And the dung-gate repaired Malchijah the son of Rechab, the chief of the district of Beth-haccerem; he built it, and set up its doors, its locks and its bars.
- Darby Bible

But the dung-gate repaired Malchiah the son of Rechab, the ruler of part of Beth-haccerem; he built it, and set up its doors, its locks, and its bars.
- Webster's Bible

The dung gate repaired Malchijah the son of Rechab, the ruler of the district of Beth Haccherem; he built it, and set up its doors, its bolts, and its bars.
- World English Bible

And the dung-gate hath Malchijah son of Rechab, head of the district of Beth-Haccerem, strengthened; he doth built it, and set up its doors, its locks, and its bars.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the dung gate repaired Malchijah the son of Rechab, the ruler of the district of Beth-cherem; he built it, and set up the doors thereof, the bolts thereof, and the bars thereof.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Nehemiah 3:14


3:14 Beth - haccerem - A town or territory, the government whereof was divided between two persons.


Discussion for Nehemiah 3

  • A disciple
    In comparison to the many, MANY generations and centuries that God has given us life and mercy; few have been the numbers that have really done right according to the opportunity provided, and extremely rare it is that the remnant of God's people have united in fear of Him to DO ALL THAT HE HAS SPOKEN THROUGH HIS SERVANTS THE PROPHETS! This Country should not mislead itself about how much it has!
  • BSP
    Unlike the nobles mentioned in verse 5, we should not think that we are above doing any work in the interests of true worship.
  • Evengeist florence
    Starting chapter 1 showed characteristics of God's servant eg A man of prayer, where he mourn and went to an extend of fasting ,after that he went physically to his king that's means spiritually and physically worked together. Chapter 2 A servant of God involving himself with others without blaming anyone .Chapter3 shows us how to share work in our ministry (working as a team) even weak were in
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  • 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

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