New Living Translation
At that time the city was large and spacious, but the population was small, and none of the houses had been rebuilt.
King James Bible
Now the city was large and great: but the people were few therein, and the houses were not builded.
Darby Bible Translation
Now the city was large and great; but the people in it were few, and no houses were built.
World English Bible
Now the city was wide and large; but the people were few therein, and the houses were not built.
Young's Literal Translation
And the city is broad on both sides, and great, and the people are few in its midst, and there are no houses builded;
Nehemiah 7:4 Parallel
CommentaryNehemiah 7:4 Parallel Commentaries
I said to them, "Do not leave the gates open during the hottest part of the day. And even while the gatekeepers are on duty, have them shut and bar the doors. Appoint the residents of Jerusalem to act as guards, everyone on a regular watch. Some will serve at sentry posts and some in front of their own homes."
So my God gave me the idea to call together all the nobles and leaders of the city, along with the ordinary citizens, for registration. I had found the genealogical record of those who had first returned to Judah. This is what was written there:
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.
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