So the wall was finished in the twenty and fifth day of the month Elul, in fifty and twodays.16
And it came to pass, that when all our enemiesheard thereof, and all the heathen that were about ussaw these things, they were much cast down in their own eyes: for they perceived that this work was wrought of our God.17
Moreover in those days the nobles of Judahsentamanyletters unto Tobiah, and the letters of Tobiahcame unto them.
For there were many in Judahswornunto him, because he was the son in law of Shechaniah the son of Arah; and his sonJohanan had taken the daughter of Meshullam the son of Berechiah.19
Also they reported his good deedsbefore me, and uttered my wordsb to him. And Tobiahsentletters to put me in fear .