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Nehemiah 3:9

    Nehemiah 3:9 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And next unto them repaired Rephaiah the son of Hur, the ruler of the half part of Jerusalem.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And next to them repaired Rephaiah the son of Hur, the ruler of the half part of Jerusalem.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And next unto them repaired Rephaiah the son of Hur, the ruler of half the district of Jerusalem.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Near them was working Rephaiah, the son of Hur, the ruler of half Jerusalem.

    Webster's Revision

    And next unto them repaired Rephaiah the son of Hur, the ruler of half the district of Jerusalem.

    World English Bible

    Next to them repaired Rephaiah the son of Hur, the ruler of half the district of Jerusalem.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And next unto them repaired Rephaiah the son of Hur, the ruler of half the district of Jerusalem.

    Clarke's Commentary on Nehemiah 3:9

    Ruler of the half part of Jerusalem - Probably the city was divided into two parts; one for Judah, and the other for Benjamin, each having its proper governor. Rephaiah mentioned here was one of these governors, and Shallum, mentioned Nehemiah 3:12, was the other. There were other rulers or governors of particular country or village districts.

    Wesley's Notes on Nehemiah 3:9

    3:9 Half part - As Rome was anciently divided into several quarters or regions, so was Jerusalem; and especially into two parts, whereof one was in the tribe of Benjamin, and nearest the temple, the other in the tribe of Judah, these accordingly had two several rulers, this man and the other, ver.12, but both under the chief governor of the city.