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Nehemiah 2:3

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2:3 I replied to the king, “O king, live forever! Why would I not appear dejected when the city with the graves of my ancestors 1  lies desolate and its gates destroyed 2  by fire?”

Nehemiah 2:13

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2:13 I proceeded through the Valley Gate by night, in the direction of the Well of the Dragons 3  and the Dung Gate, 4  inspecting 5  the walls of Jerusalem that had been breached and its gates that had been destroyed by fire.

1 tn Heb “fathers” (also in v. 5).

2 tn Heb “devoured” or “eaten” (so also in Neh 2:13).

3 tn Or “Well of the Serpents”; or “Well of the Jackals” (cf. ASV, NIV, NLT).

4 tn Or “Rubbish Gate” (so TEV); NASB “Refuse Gate”; NCV “Trash Gate”; CEV “Garbage Gate.”

5 tc For the MT reading שֹׂבֵר (sover, “inspecting”) the LXX erroneously has שֹׁבֵר (shover, “breaking”). However, further destruction of Jerusalem’s walls was obviously not a part of Nehemiah’s purpose.



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