Nehemiah 4:18

Overview - Nehemiah 4
While the enemies scoff, Nehemiah prays and continues the work.
Understanding the wrath and secrets of the enemy, he sets a watch.
13 He arms the labourers;
19 and gives military precepts.
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Nehemiah 4:18  (King James Version)
For the builders, every one had his sword girded by his side, and so builded. And he that sounded the trumpet was by me.

by his side
Hebrew on his loins. he that sounded.
Numbers 10:9 ; 2 Chronicles 13:12-17