And next to them repaired Jedaiah the son of Harumaph, even over against his house…
This suggests —
I. THE CARE OF ONE'S OWN SOUL. Is it saved? Is it prospering?
II. A DEEP INTEREST IN THE SPIRITUAL WELFARE OF THOSE WHO LIVE UNDER THE SAME ROOF.
III. LABOUR FOR THE SALVATION OF ALL WHO IN THE PROVIDENCE OF GOD ARE BROUGHT INTO CLOSE OR FREQUENT RELATIONS WITH US.
(W. P. Lockhart.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And next unto them repaired Jedaiah the son of Harumaph, even over against his house. And next unto him repaired Hattush the son of Hashabniah.