Nehemiah 6:1

Attempts to Discourage the Builders

1 When Sanballat, Tobiah, Geshem the Arab, and the rest of our enemies heard that I had rebuilt the wall and that no gap was left in it-though at that time I had not installed the doors in the gates-

Nehemiah 6:1 Meaning and Commentary

Nehemiah 6:1

Now it came to pass, when Sanballat and Tobiah, and Geshem
the Arabian, and the rest of our enemies, heard that I had builded
the wall
Quite finished it:

and that there was no breach left therein;
but all was made up firm and strong:

though at that time I had not set up the doors upon the gates;
not upon all of them, though some might by the particular builders of them; and they all of them might be ready made, though not as yet put upon the hinges.

Nehemiah 6:1 In-Context

1 When Sanballat, Tobiah, Geshem the Arab, and the rest of our enemies heard that I had rebuilt the wall and that no gap was left in it-though at that time I had not installed the doors in the gates-
2 Sanballat and Geshem sent me a message: "Come, let's meet together in the villages of the Ono Valley." But they were planning to harm me.
3 So I sent messengers to them, saying, "I am doing a great work and cannot come down. Why should the work cease while I leave it and go down to you?"
4 Four times they sent me the same proposal, and I gave them the same reply.
5 Sanballat sent me this same message a fifth time by his aide, who had an open letter in his hand.