Nehemiah 11:16
New International Version
Shabbethai and Jozabad, two of the heads of the Levites, who had charge of the outside work of the house of God;

New Living Translation
Also Shabbethai and Jozabad, who were in charge of the work outside the Temple of God.

English Standard Version
and Shabbethai and Jozabad, of the chiefs of the Levites, who were over the outside work of the house of God;

Berean Study Bible
Shabbethai and Jozabad, two leaders of the Levites, who supervised the work outside 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.

New King James Version
Shabbethai and Jozabad, of the heads of the Levites, had the oversight of the business outside of the house of God;

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;

NASB 1995
and Shabbethai and Jozabad, from the leaders of the Levites, who were in charge of the outside work of the house of God;

NASB 1977
and Shabbethai and Jozabad, from the leaders of the Levites, who were in charge of the outside work of the house of God;

Amplified Bible
and Shabbethai and Jozabad, from the leaders of the Levites, who were in charge of the outside work of the house of God;

Christian Standard Bible
and Shabbethai and Jozabad, from the heads of the Levites, who supervised the work outside the house of God;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and Shabbethai and Jozabad, from the leaders of the Levites, who supervised the work outside the house of God;

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Yuzabar was over the work outside of the house of LORD JEHOVAH.

Contemporary English Version
Next, there were Shabbethai and Jozabad, the Levite leaders in charge of the work outside the temple.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Sabathai and Jozabed, who were over all the outward business of the house of Cod, of the princes of the Levites,

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

Good News Translation
Shabbethai and Jozabad, prominent Levites in charge of the work outside the Temple.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Shabbethai and Jozabad, Levite leaders, who were in charge of the work outside God's temple.

International Standard Version
and Shabbethai and Jozabad, from the leaders of the descendants of Levi who oversaw the exterior work of the Temple of God,

JPS Tanakh 1917
and Shabbethai and Jozabad, of the chiefs of the Levites, who had the oversight of the outward business of the house of God;

Literal Standard Version
and Shabbethai, and Jozabad, [are] over the outward work of the house of God, of the heads of the Levites,

NET Bible
Shabbethai and Jozabad, leaders of the Levites, were in charge of the external work for the temple of God;

New Heart English Bible
and Shabbethai and Jozabad, of the chiefs of the Levites, who had the oversight of the outward business of God's house;

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,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The New Settlers in Jerusalem
15From the Levites: Shemaiah son of Hasshub, the son of Azrikam, the son of Hashabiah, the son of Bunni; 16Shabbethai and Jozabad, two leaders of the Levites, who supervised the work outside the house of God; 17Mattaniah son of Mica, the son of Zabdi, the son of Asaph, who led in thanksgiving and prayer; Bakbukiah, second among his associates; and Abda son of Shammua, the son of Galal, the son of Jeduthun.…

Cross References
1 Chronicles 26:29
From the Izrahites, Chenaniah and his sons had the outside duties as officers and judges over Israel.

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

Nehemiah 11:17
Mattaniah son of Mica, the son of Zabdi, the son of Asaph, who led in thanksgiving and prayer; Bakbukiah, second among his associates; and Abda son of Shammua, the son of Galal, the son of Jeduthun.


Treasury of Scripture

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

Shabbethai.

Nehemiah 8:7
Also Jeshua, and Bani, and Sherebiah, Jamin, Akkub, Shabbethai, Hodijah, Maaseiah, Kelita, Azariah, Jozabad, Hanan, Pelaiah, and the Levites, caused the people to understand the law: and the people stood in their place.

had the oversight of.

1 Chronicles 26:20
And of the Levites, Ahijah was over the treasures of the house of God, and over the treasures of the dedicated things.

outward.

Acts 6:2,3
Then the twelve called the multitude of the disciples unto them, and said, It is not reason that we should leave the word of God, and serve tables…









(16) Outward business.--This is a remarkable specification of the functions of the Levites, parallel with the "valour" of the priests just before. The preceding chapter explains the "outward business."



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Shabbethai
וְשַׁבְּתַ֨י (wə·šab·bə·ṯay)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 7678: Shabbethai -- a Levite

and Jozabad,
וְיוֹזָבָ֜ד (wə·yō·w·zā·ḇāḏ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3107: Jozabad

two leaders
מֵרָאשֵׁ֖י (mê·rā·šê)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 7218: The head

of the Levites,
הַלְוִיִּֽם׃ (hal·wî·yim)
Article | Noun - proper - masculine plural
Strong's 3881: Levites -- descendant of Levi

who supervised
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the work
הַמְּלָאכָ֤ה (ham·mə·lā·ḵāh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 4399: Deputyship, ministry, employment, work, property

outside
הַחִֽיצֹנָה֙ (ha·ḥî·ṣō·nāh)
Article | Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's 2435: The, wall side, exterior, secular

the house
לְבֵ֣ית (lə·ḇêṯ)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1004: A house

of God;
הָאֱלֹהִ֔ים (hā·’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative


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