gates thereof are burned with fire: come, and let us build up the wall of Jerusalem, that we be no more
 Then I told them of the hand of my God which was good upon me; as also the king's
words that he had spoken unto me. And they said, Let us rise up and build. So they strengthened their
hands for this good work.
 But when Sanballat the Horonite, and Tobiah the servant, the Ammonite,
and Geshem the Arabian, heard it, they laughed us to scorn, and despised us, and said, What is this
thing that ye do? will ye rebel against the king?
 Then answered I them, and said unto them, The
God of heaven, he will prosper us; therefore we his servants will arise and build: but ye have no portion,
nor right, nor memorial, in Jerusalem.
 Then Eliashib the high priest rose up with his brethren the priests, and they builded the sheep gate; they
sanctified it, and set up the doors of it; even unto the tower of Meah they sanctified it, unto the tower of
 And next unto him builded the men of Jericho. And next to them builded Zaccur the son
 But the fish gate did the sons of Hassenaah build, who also laid the beams thereof, and set
up the doors thereof, the locks thereof, and the bars thereof.
 And next unto them repaired Meremoth
the son of Urijah, the son of Koz. And next unto them repaired Meshullam the son of Berechiah, the
son of Meshezabeel. And next unto them repaired Zadok the son of Baana.
 And next unto them the
Tekoites repaired; but their nobles put not their necks to the work of their Lord.
 Moreover the old gate
repaired Jehoiada the son of Paseah, and Meshullam the son of Besodeiah; they laid the beams thereof,
and set up the doors thereof, and the locks thereof, and the bars thereof.
 And next unto them repaired
Melatiah the Gibeonite, and Jadon the Meronothite, the men of Gibeon, and of Mizpah, unto the throne
of the governor on this side the river.
 Next unto him repaired Uzziel the son of Harhaiah, of the goldsmiths.
Next unto him also repaired Hananiah the son of one of the apothecaries, and they fortified Jerusalem
unto the broad wall.
 And next unto them repaired Rephaiah the son of Hur, the ruler of the half part
 And next unto them repaired Jedaiah the son of Harumaph, even over against his
house. And next unto him repaired Hattush the son of Hashabniah.
 Malchijah the son of Harim,
and Hashub the son of Pahath-moab, repaired the other piece, and the tower of the furnaces.
next unto him repaired Shallum the son of Halohesh, the ruler of the half part of Jerusalem, he and
 The valley gate repaired Hanun, and the inhabitants of Zanoah; they built it, and set
up the doors thereof, the locks thereof, and the bars thereof, and a thousand cubits on the wall unto
the dung gate.
 But the dung gate repaired Malchiah the son of Rechab, the ruler of part of Beth-
haccerem; he built it, and set up the doors thereof, the locks thereof, and the bars thereof.
 But the
gate of the fountain repaired Shallun the son of Col-hozeh, the ruler of part of Mizpah; he built it, and
covered it, and set up the doors thereof, the locks thereof, and the bars thereof, and the wall of the pool
of Siloah by the king's garden, and unto the stairs that go down from the city of David.
 After him
repaired Nehemiah the son of Azbuk, the ruler of the half part of Beth-zur, unto the place over against
the sepulchres of David, and to the pool that was made, and unto the house of the mighty.
 After him
repaired the Levites, Rehum the son of Bani. Next unto him repaired Hashabiah, the ruler of the half
part of Keilah, in his part.
 After him repaired their brethren, Bavai the son of Henadad, the ruler of
the half part of Keilah.
 And next to him repaired Ezer the son of Jeshua, the ruler of Mizpah, another
piece over against the going up to the armoury at the turning of the wall.
 After him Baruch the son
of Zabbai earnestly repaired the other piece, from the turning of the wall unto the door of the house
of Eliashib the high priest.
 After him repaired Meremoth the son of Urijah the son of Koz another
piece, from the door of the house of Eliashib even to the end of the house of Eliashib.
 And after
him repaired the priests, the men of the plain.
 After him repaired Benjamin and Hashub over against
their house. After him repaired Azariah the son of Maaseiah the son of Ananiah by his house.
him repaired Binnui the son of Henadad another piece, from the house of Azariah unto the turning of
the wall, even unto the corner.
 Palal the son of Uzai, over against the turning of the wall, and the
tower which lieth out from the king's high house, that was by the court of the prison. After him Pedaiah
the son of Parosh.
 Moreover the Nethinims dwelt in Ophel, unto the place over against the water
gate toward the east, and the tower that lieth out.
 After them the Tekoites repaired another piece,
over against the great tower that lieth out, even unto the wall of Ophel.
 From above the horse gate
repaired the priests, every one over against his house.
 After them repaired Zadok the son of Immer