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11 So I came to Jerusalem and was there three days.

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11 So I came to Jerusalem, and was there three days.

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11 So I came to Jerusalem and had been there three days.

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11 When I reached Jerusalem and had been there for three days,

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11 So I reached Yerushalayim. After I had been there for three days,

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Nehemiah Inspects the Wall of Jerusalem

11 Three days after arriving in Jerusalem,

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11 And I came to Jerusalem, and was there three days.

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11 And I came to Jerusalem, and was there three days.

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Nehemiah Inspects the Walls of Jerusalem

11-12 I went to Jerusalem and stayed there three days. Then at night I started out with a few men. I had not said anything to anyone about what my God had put on my heart to do for Jerusalem. There were no horses with me except the horse I was riding.

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11 So I went to Jerusalem and was there three days.

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11 So I went to Jerusalem and was there for three days.

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Nehemiah Inspects Jerusalem

11 I went to Jerusalem and ·stayed there three days [or after three days…].

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11 So I came to Jerusalem, and was there three days.

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Nehemiah Surveys the Damage to Jerusalem’s Walls

11 I went to Jerusalem and was there for three days.

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11 I went on to Jerusalem, and for three days

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Preparing to Rebuild the Walls

11 After I arrived in Jerusalem and had been there three days,

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11 So I came to Jerusalem, and was there three days.

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11 So I came to Jerusalem, and was there three days.

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11 So I came to Jerusalem, and was there three days.

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Nehemiah Inspects the Walls and Decides to Restore Them

11 I came to Jerusalem and was there for three days.

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11-12 Three days after my arrival at Jerusalem I stole out during the night, taking only a few men with me; for I hadn’t told a soul about the plans for Jerusalem that God had put into my heart. I was mounted on my donkey and the others were on foot,

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“Come—Let’s Build the Wall of Jerusalem”

11-12 And so I arrived in Jerusalem. After I had been there three days, I got up in the middle of the night, I and a few men who were with me. I hadn’t told anyone what my God had put in my heart to do for Jerusalem. The only animal with us was the one I was riding.

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Nehemiah Surveys the Damage to Jerusalem’s Walls

11 I went to Jerusalem and was there for three days.

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Nehemiah Inspects Jerusalem’s Walls

11 So I came to Jerusalem and was there three days.

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Nehemiah Inspects Jerusalem

11 I went to Jerusalem and stayed there three days.

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Nehemiah Arrives in Jerusalem

11 So I came to Jerusalem. When I had been there for three days,

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Nehemiah Checks Out the Walls of Jerusalem

11 I went to Jerusalem. I stayed there for three days.

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Nehemiah Inspects Jerusalem’s Walls

11 I went to Jerusalem, and after staying there three days

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Nehemiah inspects Jerusalem’s walls

11 I went to Jerusalem, and after staying there three days

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Nehemiah Views the Wall of Jerusalem

11 So I came to Jerusalem and was there three days.

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11 I came to Jerusalem and was there for three days.

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Nehemiah Inspects Jerusalem’s Wall

11 So I arrived in Jerusalem. Three days later,

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Nehemiah’s Inspection of the Walls

11 So I came to Jerusalem and was there for three days.

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Nehemiah’s Inspection of the Walls

11 So I came to Jerusalem and was there for three days.

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Nehemiah’s Inspection of the Walls

11 So I came to Jerusalem and was there for three days.

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Nehemiah’s Inspection of the Walls

11 So I came to Jerusalem and was there for three days.

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11 So I came to Yerushalayim; was there 3 yamim.

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Nehemiah’s Inspection of the Walls

11 So I came to Jerusalem and was there three days.

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Nehemiah’s Inspection of the Walls

11 So I came to Jerusalem and was there three days.

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When the Assyrians conquered Israel’s Northern Kingdom in 722 b.c., the Samaritans were exiled to other Assyrian provinces, and other Assyrian prisoners were settled in Samaria. Based on the etymology of their names, Sanballat’s family is probably one of those relocated families who adopted the worship of the Eternal once they moved to Samaria.

Now, almost 300 years later, Sanballat is the first of his family appointed governor of Samaria under the Persians. Following 15 years of political unrest, he has managed to form a loose federation of Persian provinces in the area that includes Jerusalem. Tobiah is a Persian official who has taken care of Jerusalem until a new governor arrived. Now that Nehemiah has arrived, Sanballat’s power over Jerusalem is uncertain. Nehemiah has not agreed to be part of his federation, so Jerusalem could become a threat to it.

11 Nevertheless, my journey continued until I reached Jerusalem. After three days in the city,

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11 So I came to Jerusalem, and was there three days.

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11 And I came into Jerusalem, and I was there three days.

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11 And I come in unto Jerusalem, and I am there three days,

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