Nehemiah 3

1The name of the high priest was Eliashib. Eliashib and his brothers the priests went to work and built the Sheep Gate. They prayed and made that gate holy to the Lord. They set its doors in place in the wall. Those priests worked on the wall of Jerusalem as far as the Tower of the Hundred and the Tower of Hananel. They prayed and made their work holy to the Lord. 2The men from Jericho built the wall next to the priests. And Zaccur son of a man named Imri built the wall next to the men of Jericho. 3The sons of a man named Hassenaah built the Fish Gate. They set the beams in place. They put doors on the building. Then they put the locks and bolts on the doors. 4Meremoth son of Uriah fixed the next section of the wall. (Uriah was the son of Hakkoz.) Meshullam son of Berekiah fixed the next section of the wall. (Berekiah was the son of Meshezabel.) Zadok son of Baana fixed the next section of the wall. 5The men from Tekoa fixed the next section of the wall. But the leaders from Tekoa refused to work for ˻Nehemiah˼ their governor. 6Joiada and Meshullam fixed the Old Gate. Joiada is the son of Paseah and Meshullam is the son of Besodeiah. They set the beams in place. They put the doors on the hinges. Then they put the locks and bolts on the doors. 7The men from Gibeon and Mizpah fixed the next section of the wall. A man named Melatiah from Gibeon and a man named Jadon from Meronoth did the work. Gibeon and Meronoth are places that are controlled by the governors of the area west of the Euphrates River. 8Uzziel son of Harhaiah fixed the next section of the wall. Uzziel was a goldsmith. Hananiah was one of the perfume makers. Those men built and fixed Jerusalem as far as the Broad Wall. 9Rephaiah son of Hur fixed the next section of the wall. Rephaiah was the governor of half of Jerusalem. 10Jedaiah son of Harumaph fixed the next section of the wall. Jedaiah fixed the wall next to his own house. Hattush son of Hashabneiah fixed the next section. 11Malkijah son of Harim and Hasshub son of Pahath-Moab fixed the next section. Those men also fixed Oven Tower. 12Shallum son of Hallohesh fixed the next section of the wall. His daughters helped him. Shallum was the governor of the other half of Jerusalem. 13The Valley Gate was fixed by a man named Hanun and the people that live in the town of Zanoah. Those people built the Valley Gate. They put the doors on their hinges. Then they put the locks and bolts on the doors. They also fixed 500 yards of the wall. They worked on the wall all the way to the Gate of Ash Piles. 14Malkijah son of Recab fixed the Gate of Ash Piles. Malkijah was the governor of the district of Beth Hakkerem. He fixed that gate. He put the doors on the hinges. Then he put the locks and bolts on the doors. 15Shallun son of Col-Hozeh fixed the Fountain Gate. Shallun was the governor of the district of Mizpah. He fixed that gate and put a roof over it. He put the doors on the hinges. Then he put the locks and bolts on the doors. Shallun also fixed the wall of the Pool of Siloam that is next to the King’s Garden. He fixed the wall all the way to the steps that go down from the City of David. 16Nehemiah son of Azbuk fixed the next section. This Nehemiah was the governor of half the district of Beth Zur. He made repairs up to a place that is across from the tombs of David. And he worked as far as the man-made pool and the House of Heroes. 17The men from the family group of Levi fixed the next section. Those men from Levi worked under Rehum son of Bani. Hashabiah fixed the next section. Hashabiah was governor of half the district of Keilah. He made repairs for his own district. 18Their brothers fixed the next section. They worked under Binnui son of Henadad. Binnui was the governor of the other half of the district of Keilah. 19Ezer son of Jeshua fixed the next section. Ezer was governor of Mizpah. He fixed the section of wall from the room for weapons to the corner of the wall. 20Baruch son of Zabbai fixed the next section. Baruch worked very hard and fixed the section of wall from the corner to the entrance to the house of Eliashib the high priest. 21Meremoth son of Uriah, the son of Hakkoz, fixed the next section of wall from the entrance to Eliashib’s house to the end of that house. 22The next section of walls was fixed by the priests that lived in that area. 23Benjamin and Hasshub fixed the wall in front of their own house. And Azariah son of Maaseiah, the son of Ananiah, fixed the wall next to his house. 24Binnui son of Henadad fixed the section of wall from Azariah’s house to the bend in the wall and then to the corner. 25Palal son of Uzai worked across from the bend in the wall near the tower. This is the tower at the king’s upper house. That is near the courtyard of the king’s guard. Pedaiah son of Parosh worked next to Palal. 26The temple servants lived on Ophel Hill. They fixed the next section all the way to the east side of the Water Gate and the tower near it. 27The men from Tekoa fixed the rest of that section from the big tower all the way to the Ophel wall. 28The priests fixed the section over the Horse Gate. Each priest fixed the wall in front of his own house. 29Zadok son of Immer fixed the section in front of his house. Shemaiah son of Shecaniah fixed the next section. Shemaiah was the guard of the East Gate. 30Hananiah son of Shelemiah and Hanun son of Zalaph fixed the rest of that section of wall. (Hanun was Zalaph’s sixth son.) Meshullam son of Berekiah fixed the section in front of his house. 31Malkijah fixed the next section of wall all the way to the houses of the temple servants and the businessmen. That is across from the Inspection Gate. Malkijah fixed the section all the way to the room over the corner of the wall. Malkijah was a goldsmith. 32The goldsmiths and the businessmen fixed the section of wall between the room over the corner to the Sheep Gate.

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