SEV Biblia, Chapter 11:1 Â¶ Y habitaron los príncipes del pueblo en Jerusalén; mas el resto del pueblo echó suertes para traer uno de diez que morase en Jerusalén, ciudad santa, y las nueve partes en las otras ciudades.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Nehemiah 11:1 Verse 1. To bring one of ten] Jerusalem certainly had many inhabitants at this time; but not sufficient to preserve the city, which was now encompassed with a wall, and the rebuilding of which was going on fast.
Nehemiah therefore obliged one tenth of the country people to come and dwell in it, that the population might be sufficient for the preservation and defense of the city. Ten were set apart, and the lot cast among them to see which one of the ten should take up his residence in the city.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 1. And the rulers of the people dwelt at Jerusalem , etc.] Where it was proper they should, being the metropolis of the nation, both for the performance of their offices, and to protect and defend it, as well as to set an example to the people, and encourage them to dwell there also: the rest of the people also cast lots to bring one of ten to dwell in Jerusalem the holy city ; so called, because of the temple and the worship of God in it; and so it is called by Julian the emperor f69 ; and some have thought that the Cadytis of Herodotus is the same with Jerusalem, which had its name from h ç dq , “holy”, and is now called by the Turks “cuds”, that is, “holy” f72 : now, though it was the chief city, and the place of public worship, yet the people were not forward of settling in it, partly because of the rage of the enemy, which this city was the butt of, and partly because it was more to their worldly advantage to dwell in the country, and where they could have better supplies; they consulted their own ease, safety, and profit; wherefore this method was taken to oblige some to dwell in it, by taking one out of ten by lot, that there might be a sufficient number to rebuild the houses of it, repopulate and defend it: and nine parts to dwell in other cities ; to which they belonged, or where they pleased, any where in the land of Israel.
Matthew Henry Commentary The distribution of the people.
--In all ages, men have preferred their own ease and advantage to the public good. Even the professors of religion too commonly seek their own, and not the things of Christ. Few have had such attachment to holy things and holy places, as to renounce pleasure for their sake. Ye surely, our souls should delight to dwell where holy persons an opportunities of spiritual improvement most abound. If we have not thi love to the city of our God, and to every thing that assists ou communion with the Saviour, how shall we be willing to depart hence; to be absent from the body, that we may be present with the Lord? To the carnal-minded, the perfect holiness of the New Jerusalem would be stil harder to bear than the holiness of God's church on earth. Let us see first the favour of God, and his glory; let us study to be patient contented, and useful in our several stations, and wait, with cheerfu hope, for admission into the holy city of God __________________________________________________________________
Original Hebrew וישׁבו 3427 שׂרי 8269 העם 5971 בירושׁלם 3389 ושׁאר 7605 העם 5971 הפילו 5307 גורלות 1486 להביא 935 אחד 259 מן 4480 העשׂרה 6235 לשׁבת 3427 בירושׁלם 3389 עיר 5892 הקדשׁ 6944 ותשׁע 8672 הידות 3027 בערים׃ 5892