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Nehemiah 3:5

    Nehemiah 3:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And next unto them the Tekoites repaired; but their nobles put not their necks to the work of their LORD.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And next to them the Tekoites repaired; but their nobles put not their necks to the work of their LORD.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And next unto them the Tekoites repaired; but their nobles put not their necks to the work of their lord.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Near them, the Tekoites were at work; but their chiefs did not put their necks to the work of their Lord.

    Webster's Revision

    And next unto them the Tekoites repaired; but their nobles put not their necks to the work of their lord.

    World English Bible

    Next to them the Tekoites repaired; but their nobles didn't put their necks to the work of their lord.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And next unto them the Tekoites repaired; but their nobles put not their necks to the work of their lord.

    Barnes' Notes on Nehemiah 3:5

    Tekoites - See 2 Samuel 14:2 note.

    Wesley's Notes on Nehemiah 3:5

    3:5 Their nobles - Did not submit to it, would not further it, either through sloth or covetousness, or secret compliance with the enemies of the Jews. Of their Lord - Of God, whom they owned for their Lord, whose work this was, because it had proceeded thus far by his singular providence: and because it was done for the defence of the city, and people, and temple of God. And therefore they are branded to all posterity. Let not nobles think any thing beneath them, by which they may benefit their country. What is their nobility good for, but that it places them in an higher and larger sphere of usefulness?