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Organization of the Work
3 Then Eli′ashib the high priest rose up with his brethren the priests and they built the Sheep Gate. They consecrated it and set its doors; they consecrated it as far as the Tower of the Hundred, as far as the Tower of Hanan′el. 2 And next to him the men of Jericho built. And next to them[a] Zaccur the son of Imri built.
3 And the sons of Hassena′ah built the Fish Gate; they laid its beams and set its doors, its bolts, and its bars. 4 And next to them Mer′emoth the son of Uri′ah, son of Hakkoz repaired. And next to them Meshul′lam the son of Berechi′ah, son of Meshez′abel repaired. And next to them Zadok the son of Ba′ana repaired. 5 And next to them the Teko′ites repaired; but their nobles did not put their necks to the work of their Lord.[b]
6 And Joi′ada the son of Pase′ah and Meshul′lam the son of Besodei′ah repaired the Old Gate; they laid its beams and set its doors, its bolts, and its bars. 7 And next to them repaired Melati′ah the Gibeonite and Jadon the Meron′othite, the men of Gibeon and of Mizpah, who were under the jurisdiction of the governor of the province Beyond the River. 8 Next to them Uz′ziel the son of Harhai′ah, goldsmiths, repaired. Next to him Hanani′ah, one of the perfumers, repaired; and they restored[c] Jerusalem as far as the Broad Wall. 9 Next to them Rephai′ah the son of Hur, ruler of half the district of[d] Jerusalem, repaired. 10 Next to them Jedai′ah the son of Haru′maph repaired opposite his house; and next to him Hattush the son of Hashabnei′ah repaired. 11 Malchi′jah the son of Harim and Hasshub the son of Pa′hath-mo′ab repaired another section and the Tower of the Ovens. 12 Next to him Shallum the son of Hallo′hesh, ruler of half the district of[e] Jerusalem, repaired, he and his daughters.
13 Hanun and the inhabitants of Zano′ah repaired the Valley Gate; they rebuilt it and set its doors, its bolts, and its bars, and repaired a thousand cubits of the wall, as far as the Dung Gate.
14 Malchi′jah the son of Rechab, ruler of the district of[f] Beth-hacche′rem, repaired the Dung Gate; he rebuilt it and set its doors, its bolts, and its bars.
15 And Shallum the son of Colho′zeh, ruler of the district of[g] Mizpah, repaired the Fountain Gate; he rebuilt it and covered it and set its doors, its bolts, and its bars; and he built the wall of the Pool of Shelah of the king’s garden, as far as the stairs that go down from the City of David. 16 After him Nehemi′ah the son of Azbuk, ruler of half the district of[h] Beth-zur, repaired to a point opposite the sepulchres of David, to the artificial pool, and to the house of the mighty men. 17 After him the Levites repaired: Rehum the son of Bani; next to him Hashabi′ah, ruler of half the district of[i] Kei′lah, repaired for his district. 18 After him their brethren repaired: Bav′vai the son of Hen′adad, ruler of half the district of[j] Kei′lah; 19 next to him Ezer the son of Jeshua, ruler of Mizpah, repaired another section opposite the ascent to the armory at the Angle. 20 After him Baruch the son of Zab′bai repaired another section from the Angle to the door of the house of Eli′ashib the high priest. 21 After him Mer′emoth the son of Uri′ah, son of Hakkoz repaired another section from the door of the house of Eli′ashib to the end of the house of Eli′ashib. 22 After him the priests, the men of the Plain, repaired. 23 After them Benjamin and Hasshub repaired opposite their house. After them Azari′ah the son of Ma-asei′ah, son of Anani′ah repaired beside his own house. 24 After him Bin′nui the son of Hen′adad repaired another section, from the house of Azari′ah to the Angle 25 and to the corner. Palal the son of Uzai repaired opposite the Angle and the tower projecting from the upper house of the king at the court of the guard. After him Pedai′ah the son of Parosh 26 and the temple servants living[k] on Ophel repaired to a point opposite the Water Gate on the east and the projecting tower. 27 After him the Teko′ites repaired another section opposite the great projecting tower as far as the wall of Ophel.
28 Above the Horse Gate the priests repaired, each one opposite his own house. 29 After them Zadok the son of Immer repaired opposite his own house. After him Shemai′ah the son of Shecani′ah, the keeper of the East Gate, repaired. 30 After him Hanani′ah the son of Shelemi′ah and Hanun the sixth son of Zalaph repaired another section. After him Meshul′lam the son of Berechi′ah repaired opposite his chamber. 31 After him Malchi′jah, one of the goldsmiths, repaired as far as the house of the temple servants and of the merchants, opposite the Muster Gate,[l] and to the upper chamber of the corner. 32 And between the upper chamber of the corner and the Sheep Gate the goldsmiths and the merchants repaired.
- Nehemiah 3:2 Heb him
- Nehemiah 3:5 Or lords
- Nehemiah 3:8 Or abandoned
- Nehemiah 3:9 Or foreman of half the portion assigned to
- Nehemiah 3:12 Or foreman of half the portion assigned to
- Nehemiah 3:14 Or foreman of half the portion assigned to
- Nehemiah 3:15 Or foreman of half the portion assigned to
- Nehemiah 3:16 Or foreman of half the portion assigned to
- Nehemiah 3:17 Or foreman of half the portion assigned to
- Nehemiah 3:18 Or foreman of half the portion assigned to
- Nehemiah 3:26 Cn: Heb were living
- Nehemiah 3:31 Or Hammiphkad Gate
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Jesus the Good Shepherd
10 “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door but climbs in by another way, that man is a thief and a robber; 2 but he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. 3 To him the gatekeeper opens; the sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. 4 When he has brought out all his own, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice. 5 A stranger they will not follow, but they will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers.” 6 This figure Jesus used with them, but they did not understand what he was saying to them.
7 So Jesus again said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. 8 All who came before me are thieves and robbers; but the sheep did not heed them. 9 I am the door; if any one enters by me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. 10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.Read full chapter