Nehemiah 4:9

9 But we prayed to our God and posted a guard day and night to meet this threat.

Nehemiah 4:9 in Other Translations

KJV
9 Nevertheless we made our prayer unto our God, and set a watch against them day and night, because of them.
ESV
9 And we prayed to our God and set a guard as a protection against them day and night.
NLT
9 But we prayed to our God and guarded the city day and night to protect ourselves.
MSG
9 We countered with prayer to our God and set a round-the-clock guard against them.
CSB
9 So we prayed to our God and stationed a guard because of them day and night.

Nehemiah 4:9 In-Context

7 But when Sanballat, Tobiah, the Arabs, the Ammonites and the people of Ashdod heard that the repairs to Jerusalem’s walls had gone ahead and that the gaps were being closed, they were very angry.
8 They all plotted together to come and fight against Jerusalem and stir up trouble against it.
9 But we prayed to our God and posted a guard day and night to meet this threat.
10 Meanwhile, the people in Judah said, “The strength of the laborers is giving out, and there is so much rubble that we cannot rebuild the wall.”
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.”
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