Nehemiah 3:22
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New International Version
The repairs next to him were made by the priests from the surrounding region.

King James Bible
And after him repaired the priests, the men of the plain.

Darby Bible Translation
And after him repaired the priests, the men of the plain [of Jordan].

World English Bible
After him repaired the priests, the men of the Plain.

Young's Literal Translation
And after him have the priests, men of the circuit, strengthened.

Nehemiah 3:22 Parallel
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The priests, the men of the plain - Some of the officers of the temple, particularly the singers, dwelt in the plain country round about Jerusalem, Nehemiah 12:28; and it is likely that several of the priests dwelt in the same place.

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the men of the plain

Nehemiah 6:2 That Sanballat and Geshem sent to me, saying, Come, let us meet together in some one of the villages in the plain of Ono...

Nehemiah 12:28 And the sons of the singers gathered themselves together, both out of the plain country round about Jerusalem...

'Over against his House'
'The priests repaired every one over against his house.'--NEH. iii. 28. The condition of our great cities has lately been forced upon public attention, and all kinds of men have been offering their panaceas. I am not about to enter upon that discussion, but I am glad to seize the opportunity of saying one or two things which I think very much need to be said to individual Christian people about their duty in the matter. 'Every man over against his house' is the principle I desire to commend to you
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Some Buildings in Acra. Bezeiha. Millo.
Mount Sion did not thrust itself so far eastward as mount Acra: and hence it is, that mount Moriah is said, by Josephus, to be "situate over-against Acra," rather than over-against the Upper City: for, describing Acra thus, which we produced before, "There is another hill, called Acra, which bears the Lower City upon it, steep on both sides": in the next words he subjoins this, "Over-against this was a third hill," speaking of Moriah. The same author thus describes the burning of the Lower City:
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica

Cross References
Nehemiah 3:21
Next to him, Meremoth son of Uriah, the son of Hakkoz, repaired another section, from the entrance of Eliashib's house to the end of it.

Nehemiah 3:23
Beyond them, Benjamin and Hasshub made repairs in front of their house; and next to them, Azariah son of Maaseiah, the son of Ananiah, made repairs beside his house.

Nehemiah 12:28
The musicians also were brought together from the region around Jerusalem--from the villages of the Netophathites,

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