And Judah said
Several of the men of Judah:
the strength of the bearers of burdens is decayed;
through much labour, in carrying heavy loads of stone and timber to the builders, and yet more through fear of the enemy:
and there is much rubbish;
which ought to be removed, but that the labourers were so weak that they could not do it:
so that we are not able to build the wall;
to finish it before the enemy comes to attack us.