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Nehemiah 4

TMBA 1 But it came to pass that when Sanballat heard that we were building the wall, he was wroth and felt great indignation and mocked the Jews. NIV 1 When Sanballat heard that we were rebuilding the wall, he became angry and was greatly incensed. He ridiculed the Jews, TMBA 2 And he spoke before his brethren and the army of Samaria, and said, "What are these feeble Jews doing? Will they fortify themselves? Will they make sacrifice? Will they finish it in a day? Will they revive the stones out of the heaps of the rubbish which are burned?" NIV 2 and in the presence of his associates and the army of Samaria, he said, “What are those feeble Jews doing? Will they restore their wall? Will they offer sacrifices? Will they finish in a day? Can they bring the stones back to life from those heaps of rubble—burned as they are?” TMBA 3 Now Tobiah the Ammonite was by him, and he said, "Indeed that which they build, if a fox go up, even he shall break down their stone wall." NIV 3 Tobiah the Ammonite, who was at his side, said, “What they are building—even a fox climbing up on it would break down their wall of stones!” TMBA 4 Hear, O our God, for we are despised; and turn their reproach upon their own head, and give them as a prey in the land of captivity. NIV 4 Hear us, our God, for we are despised. Turn their insults back on their own heads. Give them over as plunder in a land of captivity. TMBA 5 And cover not their iniquity, and let not their sin be blotted out from before Thee; for they have provoked Thee to anger before the builders. NIV 5 Do not cover up their guilt or blot out their sins from your sight, for they have thrown insults in the face of the builders. TMBA 6 So built we the wall; and all the wall was joined together unto half its height, for the people had a mind to work. NIV 6 So we rebuilt the wall till all of it reached half its height, for the people worked with all their heart. TMBA 7 But it came to pass that when Sanballat and Tobiah and the Arabians and the Ammonites and the Ashdodites heard that the walls of Jerusalem were being rebuilt, and that the breaches began to be stopped, then they were very wroth, NIV 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. TMBA 8 and conspired all of them together to come and to fight against Jerusalem and to hinder it. NIV 8 They all plotted together to come and fight against Jerusalem and stir up trouble against it. TMBA 9 Nevertheless we made our prayer unto our God, and set a watch against them day and night, because of them. NIV 9 But we prayed to our God and posted a guard day and night to meet this threat. TMBA 10 And Judah said, "The strength of the bearers of burdens is decayed, and there is much rubbish, so that we are not able to build the wall." NIV 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.” TMBA 11 And our adversaries said, "They shall not know, neither see, until we come in the midst among them and slay them and cause the work to cease." NIV 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.” TMBA 12 And it came to pass that when the Jews who dwelt by them came, they said unto us ten times, "From all places whence ye shall return unto us, they will be upon you." NIV 12 Then the Jews who lived near them came and told us ten times over, “Wherever you turn, they will attack us.” TMBA 13 Therefore set I men in the lower places behind the wall, and on the higher places; I even set the people by families with their swords, their spears, and their bows. NIV 13 Therefore I stationed some of the people behind the lowest points of the wall at the exposed places, posting them by families, with their swords, spears and bows. TMBA 14 And I looked, and rose up, and said unto the nobles and to the rulers and to the rest of the people, "Be not ye afraid of them; remember the Lord, who is great and fearsome, and fight for your brethren, your sons and your daughters, your wives and your houses." NIV 14 After I looked things over, I stood up and said to the nobles, the officials and the rest of the people, “Don’t be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome, and fight for your families, your sons and your daughters, your wives and your homes.” TMBA 15 And it came to pass, when our enemies heard that it was known unto us and God had brought their counsel to nought, that we returned all of us to the wall, every one unto his work. NIV 15 When our enemies heard that we were aware of their plot and that God had frustrated it, we all returned to the wall, each to our own work. TMBA 16 And it came to pass from that time forth, that the half of my servants wrought in the work, and the other half of them held both the spears, the shields and the bows and the jackets of mail; and the rulers were behind all the house of Judah. NIV 16 From that day on, half of my men did the work, while the other half were equipped with spears, shields, bows and armor. The officers posted themselves behind all the people of Judah TMBA 17 Those who built on the wall and those who bore burdens with those who loaded -- every one with one of his hands wrought in the work and with the other hand held a weapon. NIV 17 who were building the wall. Those who carried materials did their work with one hand and held a weapon in the other, TMBA 18 For the builders, every one, had his sword girded by his side, and so built. And he that sounded the trumpet was by me. NIV 18 and each of the builders wore his sword at his side as he worked. But the man who sounded the trumpet stayed with me. TMBA 19 And I said unto the nobles and to the rulers and to the rest of the people, "The work is great and large, and we are separated upon the wall, one far from another. NIV 19 Then I said to the nobles, the officials and the rest of the people, “The work is extensive and spread out, and we are widely separated from each other along the wall. TMBA 20 In what place therefore ye hear the sound of the trumpet, resort ye thither unto us. Our God shall fight for us." NIV 20 Wherever you hear the sound of the trumpet, join us there. Our God will fight for us!” TMBA 21 So we labored in the work; and half of them held the spears from the rising of the morning until the stars appeared. NIV 21 So we continued the work with half the men holding spears, from the first light of dawn till the stars came out. TMBA 22 Likewise at the same time said I unto the people, "Let every one with his servant lodge within Jerusalem, that in the night they may be a guard to us, and labor in the day." NIV 22 At that time I also said to the people, “Have every man and his helper stay inside Jerusalem at night, so they can serve us as guards by night and as workers by day.” TMBA 23 So neither I, nor my brethren, nor my servants, nor the men of the guard who followed me, none of us, put off our clothes, except that every one put them off for washing. NIV 23 Neither I nor my brothers nor my men nor the guards with me took off our clothes; each had his weapon, even when he went for water.

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