Bible Verse Explanations and Resources


Nehemiah 7:1

Albert Barnes
Notes on the Whole Bible

Since the watch of the temple had hitherto been kept by porters, singers, and Levites 1 Chronicles 26:1-19, so now the watch of the entire city was committed to men of the same three classes, their experience pointing them out as the most suitable persons.

Matthew Henry
Concise Bible Commentary
Nehemiah, having finished the wall, returned to the Persian court, and came to Jerusalem again with a new commission. The public safety depends on every one's care to guard himself and his family against sin.
Cross References
the wall
I had set up
the porters