Nehemiah 11 :16

Nehemiah 11 :16 Translations

American King James Version (AKJV)

And Shabbethai and Jozabad, of the chief of the Levites, had the oversight of the outward business of the house of God.

King James Version (KJV)

And Shabbethai and Jozabad, of the chief of the Levites, had the oversight of the outward business of the house of God.

American Standard Version (ASV)

and Shabbethai and Jozabad, of the chiefs of the Levites, who had the oversight of the outward business of the house of God;

Basic English Translation (BBE)

And Shabbethai and Jozabad, of the chiefs of the Levites, who were responsible for the outside business of the house of God;

Webster's Revision

And Shabbethai and Jozabad, of the chief of the Levites, had the oversight of the outward business of the house of God.

World English Bible

and Shabbethai and Jozabad, of the chiefs of the Levites, who had the oversight of the outward business of the house of God;

English Revised Version (ERV)

and Shabbethai and Jozabad, of the chiefs of the Levites, who had the oversight of the outward business of the house of God;

Definitions for Nehemiah 11 :16

Clarke's Commentary on Nehemiah 11 :16

And Shabbethai - This verse, with Nehemiah 11:20, Nehemiah 11:21, Nehemiah 11:28, Nehemiah 11:29, Nehemiah 11:32, Nehemiah 11:33, Nehemiah 11:34, and Nehemiah 11:35, are all wanting in the Septuagint and the whole chapter is wanting in the Arabic, the translator not being concerned in Jewish genealogies.

The outward business - Calmet supposes that he provided the victuals for the priests, victims for the sacrifices, the sacerdotal vestments, the sacred vessels, and other necessaries for the service of the temple.

Barnes' Commentary on Nehemiah 11 :16

The outward business of the house of God - Such as the collection of the newly-imposed tax Nehemiah 10:32, the providing of the regular sacrifices, the renewal of vestments, and the like.

Wesley's Commentary on Nehemiah 11 :16

11:16 Outward - For those things belonging to the temple and its service, which were to be done without it, or abroad in the country, as the gathering in of the voluntary contributions, or other necessary provision out of the several parts of the land.
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