11 Also our enemies said, “Before they know it or see us, we will be right there among them and will kill them and put an end to the work.”

Read Nehemiah 4:11 Using Other Translations

And our adversaries said, They shall not know, neither see, till we come in the midst among them, and slay them, and cause the work to cease.
And our enemies said, "They will not know or see till we come among them and kill them and stop the work."
Meanwhile, our enemies were saying, “Before they know what’s happening, we will swoop down on them and kill them and end their work.”