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Nehemiah 13:19-20

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13:19 When the evening shadows 1  began to fall on the gates of Jerusalem before the Sabbath, I ordered 2  the doors to be closed. I further directed that they were not to be opened until after the Sabbath. I positioned 3  some of my young men at the gates so that no load could enter on the Sabbath day. 13:20 The traders and sellers of all kinds of merchandise spent the night outside Jerusalem once or twice.

1 tn Heb “the gates of Jerusalem grew dark.”

2 tn Heb “said” (so also in v. 22).

3 tn Heb “caused to stand.”



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