So we built the wall and the wholewall was joinedtogether to half its height, for the peoplehad a amind to work.
7bNow whenSanballat, Tobiah, the Arabs, the Ammonites and the Ashdoditesheard that the crepair of the walls of Jerusalemwent on, and that the breachesbegan to be closed, they were veryangry.
8All of them 1conspiredtogether to come and fight against Jerusalem and to cause a disturbance in it.
But we prayed to our God, and because of them we 2set up a guardagainst them day and night.
Thus din Judah it was said, "The strength of the burdenbearers is failing, Yet there is mucherubbish ; And we ourselves are unable To rebuild the wall."
Our enemiessaid, "They will not know or seeuntil we comeamong them, kill them and put a stop to the work."
12When the Jews who livednear them came and told us tentimes, "fThey will come up against us from everyplacewhere you may turn,"
then I stationed men in the lowestparts of the spacebehind the wall, the gexposedplaces, and I 3stationed the people in families with their swords, spears and bows.
When I saw their fear, I rose and spoke to the nobles, the officials and the rest of the people : "4Do not be afraid of them; remember the Lord who is great and awesome, and 5fight for your brothers, your sons, your daughters, your wives and your houses."
15When our enemiesheard that it was known to us, and that 6God had frustrated their plan, then all of us returned to the wall, eachone to his work.