And it came to pass, when our enemies heard it was known unto
What they intended, as might be reported to them from the preparations made by the Jews to receive them, and defend themselves:
and God had brought their counsel to naught;
which was to come upon them secretly and unawares; but being discovered, they dropped their design, and their scheme came to nothing:
so that we returned all of us to the wall, every man to his work;
to that part of it where he wrought, in order to finish it.