Then Eliashib the high priest rose up with his brothers the priests, and they built the sheep gate; they sanctified it…
I. The potency of personal influence. Nehemiah created a spirit of enthusiasm which set all this train of exertion in motion.
II. THE FORCE OF EXAMPLE. The priests took the lead in the common labour.
III. ADVANTAGES OF SYSTEMATIC ORGANISATION. Each volunteer made responsible for some limited portion of work.
IV. THE GIGANTIC RESULT ACHIEVABLE BY INDIVIDUAL ACTION. Like coral insects at work, the multitude of builders each did his part of the whole.
V. The diversity of disposition revealed by the great emergency.
1. Enthusiastic work.
2. Refusal to put the neck to the yoke.
VI. THE CONSENTANEITY OF PURPOSE AND EFFORT WHICH A GREAT EMERGENCY DEMANDS AND IS CALCULATED TO BRING ABOUT. VII. THE DIVERSITY OF GIFTS WHICH A GREAT EMERGENCY CALLS INTO REQUISITION.
Parallel VersesKJV: Then Eliashib the high priest rose up with his brethren the priests, and they builded the sheep gate; they sanctified it, and set up the doors of it; even unto the tower of Meah they sanctified it, unto the tower of Hananeel.
WEB: Then Eliashib the high priest rose up with his brothers the priests, and they built the sheep gate; they sanctified it, and set up its doors; even to the tower of Hammeah they sanctified it, to the tower of Hananel.