Nehemiah 4:19

19 And I said to 1the nobles and to the officials and to the rest of the people, "The work is great and widely spread, and we are separated on the wall, far from one another.

Nehemiah 4:19 Meaning and Commentary

Nehemiah 4:19

And I said unto the nobles, and to the rulers, and to the rest
of the people (See Gill on Nehemiah 4:14),

the work is great and large;
the building of the wall all around the city of Jerusalem:

and we are separated upon the wall one far from another;
some at work on one part of it, and some at another, so that the distance between one another, at least in the further part, was very considerable.

Nehemiah 4:19 In-Context

17 who were building on the wall. Those who carried burdens were loaded in such a way that each labored on the work with one hand and held his weapon with the other.
18 And each of the builders had his sword strapped at his side while he built. The man who sounded the trumpet was beside me.
19 And I said to the nobles and to the officials and to the rest of the people, "The work is great and widely spread, and we are separated on the wall, far from one another.
20 In the place where you hear the sound of the trumpet, rally to us there. Our God will fight for us."
21 So we labored at the work, and half of them held the spears from the break of dawn until the stars came out.

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