Neh 13:31

13:31 wood. Contributions of wood are made in keeping with the pledge in 10:34.

Remember me. See note on v. 14. The book does not end on the high note of 12:27–47, but on the note of failure to carry out the pledges of 10:30–39 and the continuing need for reform. The people of God had not arrived at a resting place. Ezra and Nehemiah show the devotion of the faithful to the temple of God and the community surrounding it, a devotion that comes to maturity in Christ and the church (1 Cor. 3:5–17; Eph. 2:21, 22; 4:16; Heb. 3:1–6).