Nehemiah 11:16
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New American Standard Bible
and Shabbethai and Jozabad, from the leaders of the Levites, who were in charge of the outside work of the house of God;

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

Darby Bible Translation
and Shabbethai and Jozabad, of the chiefs of the Levites, who were over the outward work 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;

Young's Literal Translation
and Shabbethai, and Jozabad, are over the outward work of the house of God, of the heads of the Levites,

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

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.

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Ezra-Nehemiah
Some of the most complicated problems in Hebrew history as well as in the literary criticism of the Old Testament gather about the books of Ezra and Nehemiah. Apart from these books, all that we know of the origin and early history of Judaism is inferential. They are our only historical sources for that period; and if in them we have, as we seem to have, authentic memoirs, fragmentary though they be, written by the two men who, more than any other, gave permanent shape and direction to Judaism, then
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
1 Chronicles 26:29
As for the Izharites, Chenaniah and his sons were assigned to outside duties for Israel, as officers and judges.

Nehemiah 11:15
Now from the Levites: Shemaiah the son of Hasshub, the son of Azrikam, the son of Hashabiah, the son of Bunni;

Nehemiah 11:17
and Mattaniah the son of Mica, the son of Zabdi, the son of Asaph, who was the leader in beginning the thanksgiving at prayer, and Bakbukiah, the second among his brethren; and Abda the son of Shammua, the son of Galal, the son of Jeduthun.

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