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Nehemiah 2:17-18 KJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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17 Then said I unto them, Ye see the distress that we are in, how Jerusalem lieth waste, and the gates thereof are burned with fire: come , and let us build up the wall of Jerusalem, that we be no more a reproach. 17 Then I said to them, "You see the trouble we are in: Jerusalem lies in ruins, and its gates have been burned with fire. Come, let us rebuild the wall of Jerusalem, and we will no longer be in disgrace."
18 Then I told them of the hand of my God which was good upon me; as also the king's words that he had spoken unto me. And they said , Let us rise up and build . So they strengthened their hands for this good work. 18 I also told them about the gracious hand of my God upon me and what the king had said to me. They replied, "Let us start rebuilding." So they began this good work.