New Living Translation
The leaders of the people were living in Jerusalem, the holy city. A tenth of the people from the other towns of Judah and Benjamin were chosen by sacred lots to live there, too, while the rest stayed where they were.
King James Bible
And the rulers of the people dwelt at Jerusalem: the rest of the people also cast lots, to bring one of ten to dwell in Jerusalem the holy city, and nine parts to dwell in other cities.
Darby Bible Translation
And the princes of the people dwelt in Jerusalem; and the rest of the people cast lots, to bring one of ten to dwell in Jerusalem, the holy city, and nine parts in the cities.
World English Bible
The princes of the people lived in Jerusalem: the rest of the people also cast lots, to bring one of ten to dwell in Jerusalem the holy city, and nine parts in the [other] cities.
Young's Literal Translation
And the heads of the people dwell in Jerusalem, and the rest of the people have caused to fall lots to bring in one out of ten to dwell in Jerusalem the holy city, and nine parts in the cities,
Nehemiah 11:1 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
11:1 To dwell - That the buildings of the city might be compleated, and the safety of it better provided for.
Then the devil took him to the holy city, Jerusalem, to the highest point of the Temple,
Then they cast lots, and Matthias was selected to become an apostle with the other eleven.
1 Chronicles 9:3
Some of the people from the tribes of Judah, Benjamin, Ephraim, and Manasseh came and settled in Jerusalem.
At that time the city was large and spacious, but the population was small, and none of the houses had been rebuilt.
"We have cast sacred lots to determine when--at regular times each year--the families of the priests, Levites, and the common people should bring wood to God's Temple to be burned on the altar of the LORD our God, as is written in the Law.
In all, there were 284 Levites in the holy city.
even though you call yourself the holy city and talk about depending on the God of Israel, whose name is the LORD of Heaven's Armies.
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