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Nehemiah 4:21

21 So we continued the work with half the men holding spears, from the first light of dawn till the stars came out.

Read Nehemiah 4:21 Using Other Translations

So we laboured in the work: and half of them held the spears from the rising of the morning till the stars appeared.
So we labored at the work, and half of them held the spears from the break of dawn until the stars came out.
We worked early and late, from sunrise to sunset. And half the men were always on guard.

What does Nehemiah 4:21 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Nehemiah 4:21

So we laboured in the work
Of building the wall: and half of them held the spears; and other weapons before mentioned, ( Nehemiah 4:16 )

from the rising of the morning till the stars appeared;
that is, from morning to evening, the space of time the builders and labourers worked.

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