Nehemiah 4:6

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 4:6  (King James Version)
So built we the wall; and all the wall was joined together unto the half thereof: for the people had a mind to work.

and all the wall
That is, the whole circuit of the wall was completed unto half the intended height.

for the people
The original is very emphatic, {wyhee laiv lm lsoth,} "for the people had a heart to work." Their heart was engaged in it, and they went about it cheerfully and vigorously.

had a mind
6:15 1 Chronicles 29:3 1 Chronicles 29:14 1 Chronicles 29:17 1 Chronicles 29:18 ; 2 Chronicles 29:36 ; Psalms 110:3 ; 2 Corinthians 8:16 2 Corinthians 8:17
Philippians 2:13 ; Hebrews 13:21