Nehemiah 6:4

4 Four times they sent me the same proposal, and I gave them the same reply.

Nehemiah 6:4 Meaning and Commentary

Nehemiah 6:4

Yet they sent unto me four times after this sort
Being very desirous of getting him into their hands, and therefore were very pressing and importunate:

and I answered them after the same manner;
every time as before, he being as much bent on finishing the work as they were to divert him from it.

Nehemiah 6:4 In-Context

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.
6 In it was written: It is reported among the nations-and Geshem agrees-that you and the Jews plan to rebel. This is the reason you are building the wall. According to these reports, you are to become their king