Nehemiah 3:3

“But the fish gate did the sons of Hassenaah build, who also laid the beams thereof, and set up the doors thereof, the locks thereof, and the bars thereof.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Nehemiah 3:3

But the fish-gate did the sonnes of Hassenaah build, who also laide the beames thereof, and set vp the doores thereof, the locks thereof, and the barres thereof.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now the sons of Hassenaah built the Fish Gate; they laid its beams and hung its doors with its bolts and bars.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the fish gate did the sons of Hassenaah build; they laid the beams thereof, and set up the doors thereof, the bolts thereof, and the bars thereof.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The sons of Hassenaah were the builders of the fish doorway; they put its boards in place and put up its doors, with their locks and rods.
- Basic English Bible

And the fish-gate did the sons of Senaah build: they laid its beams, and set up its doors, its locks and its bars.
- Darby Bible

But the fish-gate did the sons of Hassenaah build, who also laid its beams, and set up its doors, its locks and its bars.
- Webster's Bible

The fish gate did the sons of Hassenaah build; they laid its beams, and set up its doors, its bolts, and its bars.
- World English Bible

and the fish-gate have sons of Hassenaah built, they have walled it, and set up its doors, its locks, and its bars.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the fish gate did the sons of Hassenaah build; they laid the beams thereof, and set up the doors thereof, the bolts thereof, and the bars thereof.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Nehemiah 3:3

Wesley's Notes for Nehemiah 3:3


3:1 Eliashib - Grand - child of Joshua, the first high - priest after their return from Babylon. Rose - Began the work. Ministers should be foremost in every good work, animating others by their example as well as doctrine. Sheep - gate - Which was next to the temple; so called, because the sheep were brought thro' it to be sacrificed. Sanctified - Or, they prepared or repaired it: for so the word sometimes signifies. But our translation seems best, both because that use of the word is most common, and because this is spoken only of this gate, which being built by the priests, and nighest to the temple, and with a special eye to the service of the temple, for which both men and things were most commonly brought in this way, and being also the first part of the building, might be in a peculiar manner sanctified by solemn prayer and sacrifice, whereby it was dedicated to God's service.

3:5 Their nobles - Did not submit to it, would not further it, either through sloth or covetousness, or secret compliance with the enemies of the Jews. Of their Lord - Of God, whom they owned for their Lord, whose work this was, because it had proceeded thus far by his singular providence: and because it was done for the defence of the city, and people, and temple of God. And therefore they are branded to all posterity. Let not nobles think any thing beneath them, by which they may benefit their country. What is their nobility good for, but that it places them in an higher and larger sphere of usefulness?


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