So the wall was finished on the twenty-fifth day of the month Elul, in fifty-two days.
And when all our enemies heard of it, all the nations around us were afraid and fell greatly in their own esteem; for they perceived that this work had been accomplished with the help of our God.
Moreover in those days the nobles of Judah sent many letters to Tobiah, and Tobiah's letters came to them.
For many in Judah were bound by oath to him, because he was the son-in-law of Shecaniah son of Arah: and his son Jehohanan had married the daughter of Meshullam son of Berechiah.
Also they spoke of his good deeds in my presence, and reported my words to him. And Tobiah sent letters to intimidate me.