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Nehemiah 4:6-15 KJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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6 So built we the wall; and all the wall was joined together unto the half thereof: for the people had a mind to work . 6 So we rebuilt the wall till all of it reached half its height, for the people worked with all their heart.
7 But it came to pass, that when Sanballat, and Tobiah, and the Arabians, and the Ammonites, and the Ashdodites, heard that the walls of Jerusalem were made up , and that the breaches began to be stopped , then they were very wroth , 7 But when Sanballat, Tobiah, the Arabs, the Ammonites and the men of Ashdod heard that the repairs to Jerusalem's walls had gone ahead and that the gaps were being closed, they were very angry.
8 And conspired all of them together to come and to fight against Jerusalem, and to hinder it. 8 They all plotted together to come and fight against Jerusalem and stir up trouble against it.
9 Nevertheless we made our prayer unto our God, and set a watch against them day and night, because of them. 9 But we prayed to our God and posted a guard day and night to meet this threat.
10 And Judah said , The strength of the bearers of burdens is decayed , and there is much rubbish; so that we are not able to build the wall. 10 Meanwhile, the people in Judah said, "The strength of the laborers is giving out, and there is so much rubble that we cannot rebuild the wall."
11 And our adversaries said , They shall not know , neither see , till we come in the midst among them, and slay them, and cause the work to cease . 11 Also our enemies said, "Before they know it or see us, we will be right there among them and will kill them and put an end to the work."
12 And it came to pass, that when the Jews which dwelt by them came , they said unto us ten times, From all places whence ye shall return unto us they will be upon you. 12 Then the Jews who lived near them came and told us ten times over, "Wherever you turn, they will attack us."
13 Therefore set I in the lower places behind the wall, and on the higher places , I even set the people after their families with their swords, their spears, and their bows. 13 Therefore I stationed some of the people behind the lowest points of the wall at the exposed places, posting them by families, with their swords, spears and bows.
14 And I looked , and rose up , and said unto the nobles, and to the rulers, and to the rest of the people, Be not ye afraid of them: remember the Lord, which is great and terrible , and fight for your brethren, your sons, and your daughters, your wives, and your houses. 14 After I looked things over, I stood up and said to the nobles, the officials and the rest of the people, "Don't be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome, and fight for your brothers, your sons and your daughters, your wives and your homes."
15 And it came to pass, when our enemies heard that it was known unto us, and God had brought their counsel to nought , that we returned all of us to the wall, every one unto his work. 15 When our enemies heard that we were aware of their plot and that God had frustrated it, we all returned to the wall, each to his own work.