Then I said to them, "You see the trouble we are in, 1how Jerusalem lies in ruins with its gates burned. Come, let us build the wall of Jerusalem, that we may no longer 2suffer derision."
And I told them 3of the hand of my God that had been upon me for good, and also of the words that the king had spoken to me. And they said, "Let us rise up and build."4So they strengthened their hands for the good work.