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Nehemiah 7:4 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Now the city was wide and large; but the people were few therein, and the houses were not builded.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Now the city [was] large and great: but the people [were] few therein, and the houses [were] not builded.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Now the city was large and spacious, but the people in it were few and the houses were not built.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Now the city [was] large and great: but the people in it [were] few, and the houses [were] not built.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Now the city was large and great; but the people in it were few, and no houses were built.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Now, the city, was broad on both hands, and large, but, the people, were few in the midst thereof,—and the houses had not been built.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And the city [is] broad on both sides, and great, and the people [are] few in its midst, and there are no houses builded;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And the city was very wide and great, and the people few in the midst thereof, and the houses were not built.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Now the city [was] large and great, but the people [were] few therein, and the houses were not builded.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Now the city [was] wide and large; and the people [were] few in it, and the houses were not built.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Now the city [was] large and great: but the people [were] few therein, and the houses [were] not builded.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Now the city 5892
{5892} Prime
From H5782 a city (a place guarded by waking or a watch) in the widest sense (even of a mere encampment or post).
[was] large 7342
{7342} Prime
From H7337; roomy, in any (or every) direction, literally or figuratively.
{3027} Prime
A primitive word; a hand (the open one (indicating power, means, direction, etc.), in distinction from H3709, the closed one); used (as noun, adverb, etc.) in a great variety of applications, both literally and figuratively, both proximate and remote.
and great: 1419
{1419} Prime
From H1431; great (in any sense); hence older; also insolent.
but the people 5971
{5971} Prime
From H6004; a people (as a congregated unit); specifically a tribe (as those of Israel); hence (collectively) troops or attendants; figuratively a flock.
[were] few 4592
{4592} Prime
From H4591; a little or few (often adverbial or comparative).
therein, 8432
{8432} Prime
From an unused root meaning to sever; a bisection, that is, (by implication) the centre.
and the houses 1004
{1004} Prime
Probably from H1129 abbreviated; a house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.).
[were] not x369
(0369) Complement
As if from a primitive root meaning to be nothing or not exist; a non-entity; generally used as a negative particle.
builded. 1129
{1129} Prime
A primitive root; to build (literally and figuratively).
<8803> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Passive (See H8815)
Count - 1415
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Nehemiah 7:4

_ _ Now the city was large and great — The walls being evidently built on the old foundations, the city covered a large extent of surface, as all Oriental towns do, the houses standing apart with gardens and orchards intervening. This extent, in the then state of Jerusalem, was the more observable as the population was comparatively small, and the habitations of the most rude and simple construction — mere wooden sheds or coverings of loose, unmortared stones.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Nehemiah 7:1-4.

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
large and great:
Heb. broad in spaces

the houses:

Isaiah 58:12 And [they that shall be] of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.
Haggai 1:4-6 [Is it] time for you, O ye, to dwell in your cieled houses, and this house [lie] waste? ... Ye have sown much, and bring in little; ye eat, but ye have not enough; ye drink, but ye are not filled with drink; ye clothe you, but there is none warm; and he that earneth wages earneth wages [to put it] into a bag with holes.
Matthew 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
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Is 58:12. Hg 1:4. Mt 6:33.

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