Then I said to them, “You see the trouble we are in: Jerusalem lies in ruins, and its gates have been burned with fire. Come, let us rebuild the wall of Jerusalem, and we will no longer be in disgrace.”
Then said I unto them, Ye see the distress that we are in, how Jerusalem lieth waste, and the gates thereof are burned with fire: come, and let us build up the wall of Jerusalem, that we be no more a reproach.
come, and let us build up the wall of Jerusalem that we be
no more a reproach;
to their neighbours about them, who scoffed at them as a
defenceless people and frequently came in upon them, and spoiled
and plundered them of their goods and substance.