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

 
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6 So we rebuilt the wall, and all the wall was joined together to half its height; 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 when Sanballat and Tobiah and the Arabs and the Ammonites and the Ashdodites heard that the repairing of the walls of Jerusalem was going forward and the gaps were beginning to be closed, they were very angry, 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 all plotted together to come and fight against Jerusalem and to cause confusion in it. 8 They all plotted together to come and fight against Jerusalem and stir up trouble against it.
9 So we prayed to our God, and set a guard as a protection against them day and night. 9 But we prayed to our God and posted a guard day and night to meet this threat.
10 But Judah said, "The strength of the burden bearers is failing, and there is too much rubbish so that we are unable to work on 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 enemies said, "They will not know or see anything before we come upon them and kill them and stop the work." 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 When the Jews who lived near them came, they said to us ten times, "From all the places where they live they will come up against us." 12 Then the Jews who lived near them came and told us ten times over, "Wherever you turn, they will attack us."
13 So in the lowest parts of the space behind the wall, in open places, I stationed the people according to 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 After I looked these things over, I stood up and said to the nobles and the officials and the rest of the people, "Do not be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome, and fight for your kin, your sons, your daughters, your wives, and your homes." 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 When our enemies heard that their plot was known to us, and that God had frustrated it, we all returned to the wall, each to 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.