Nehemiah 11:20 [study!]
American Standard Version (ASV 1901) 
And the residue of Israel, of the priests, the Levites, were in all the cities of Judah, every one in his inheritance.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
And the residue of Israel, of the priests, [and] the Levites, [were] in all the cities of Judah, every one in his inheritance.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
The rest of Israel, of the priests [and] of the Levites, [were] in all the cities of Judah, each on his own inheritance.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
And the residue of Israel, of the priests, [and] the Levites, [were] in all the cities of Judah every one in his inheritance.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
And the residue of Israel, the priests, [and] the Levites, were in all the cities of Judah, every one in his inheritance.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
But, the residue of Israel, the priests, the Levites, were in all the cities of Judah, every one in his inheritance.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
And the rest of Israel, of the priests, of the Levites, [are] in all cities of Judah, each in his inheritance;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
And the rest of Israel, the priests and the Levites were in all the cities of Juda, every man in his possession.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) 
And the residue of Israel, of the Priests [and] the Leuites, [were] in all the cities of Iudah, euery one in his inheritance.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
[Absent from Manuscript]
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008)  
And the residue of Yisrael, of the priests, [and] the Lewiyyim, [were] in all the cities of Yehudah, every one in his inheritance.
And the residue
; a remainder
; he will rule
, a symbolical name of Jacob; also (typically) of his posterity.
of the priests,
Active participle of H3547
; literally one officiating
, a priest
; also (by courtesy) an acting priest
(although a layman).
Patronymic from H3878
; a Leviite
or descendant of Levi.
] in all
; properly the whole
; hence all
(in the singular only, but often in a plural sense).
(a place guarded by waking
or a watch) in the widest sense (even of a mere encampment
(or Judah), the name of five Israelites; also of the tribe descended from the first, and of its territory.
Contracted for H0582
(or perhaps rather from an unused root meaning to be extant
); a man
as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation.).
in his inheritance.
(in its usual sense); properly something inherited
, that is, (abstractly) occupancy
, or (concretely) an heirloom
; generally an estate
_ _ Having given an account of the principal persons that dwelt in Jerusalem (a larger account of whom he had before, 1 Chronicles 9:2, etc.), Nehemiah, in these verses, gives us some account of the other cities, in which dwelt the residue of Israel, Nehemiah 11:20. It was requisite that Jerusalem should be replenished, yet not so as to drain the country. The king himself is served of the field, which will do little service if there be not hands to manage it. Let there therefore be no strife, no envy, no contempt, no ill will, between the inhabitants of the cities and those of the villages; both are needful, both useful, and neither can be spared. 1. The Nethinims, the posterity of the Gibeonites, dwelt in Ophel, which was upon the wall of Jerusalem (Nehemiah 3:26), because they were to do the servile work of the temple, which therefore they must be posted near to, that they might be ready to attend, Nehemiah 11:21. 2. Though the Levites were dispersed through the cities of Judah, yet they had an overseer who resided in Jerusalem, superior of their order and their provincial, to whom they applied for direction, who took care of their affairs and took cognizance of their conduct, whether they did their duty, Nehemiah 11:22. 3. Some of the singers were appointed to look after the necessary repairs of the temple, being ingenious men, and having leisure between their hours of service; they were over the business of the house of God, Nehemiah 11:22. And, it seems, the king of Persia had such a kindness for their office that he allotted a particular maintenance for them, besides what belonged to them as Levites, Nehemiah 11:23. 4. Here is one that was the king's commissioner at Jerusalem. He was of the posterity of Zerah (Nehemiah 11:24); for of that family of Judah there were some new settled in Jerusalem, and not all of Pharez, as appears by that other catalogue, 1 Chronicles 9:6. He is said to be at the king's hand, or on the king's part, in all matters concerning the people, to determine controversies that arose between the king's officers and his subjects, to see that what was due to the king from the people was duly paid in and what was allowed by the king for the temple service was duly paid out, and happy it was for the Jews that one of themselves was in this post. 5. Here is an account of the villages, or country towns, which were inhabited by the residue of Israel the towns in which the children of Judah dwelt (Nehemiah 11:25-30), those that were inhabited by the children of Benjamin (Nehemiah 11:31-35), and divisions for the Levites among both, Nehemiah 11:36. We will now suppose them safe and easy, though few and poor, but by the blessing of God they were likely to increase in wealth and power, and they would have been more likely if there had not been that general profaneness among them, and lukewarmness in religion, with which they were charged in God's name by the prophet Malachi, who, it is supposed, prophesied about this time, and in whom prophecy ceased for some ages, till it revived in the great prophet and his forerunner.
And the (g) residue of Israel, of the priests, [and] the Levites, [were] in all the cities of Judah, every one in his inheritance.
(g) Of them who dwelt not in Jerusalem.
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