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 Nehemiah 6:1 - 9
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   Book of Nehemiah
   Chapter 6
6:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
When word came to Sanballat, Tobiah, Geshem the Arab and the rest of our enemies that I had rebuilt the wall and not a gap was left in it - though up to that time I had not set the doors in the gates -
 
6:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Sanballat and Geshem sent me this message: "Come, let us meet together in one of the villages F13 on the plain of Ono." But they were scheming to harm me;
 
6:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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so I sent messengers to them with this reply: "I am carrying on a great project and cannot go down. Why should the work stop while I leave it and go down to you?"
 
6:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Four times they sent me the same message, and each time I gave them the same answer.
 
6:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then, the fifth time, Sanballat sent his aide to me with the same message, and in his hand was an unsealed letter
 
6:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
in which was written: "It is reported among the nations - and Geshem F14 says it is true - that you and the Jews are plotting to revolt, and therefore you are building the wall. Moreover, according to these reports you are about to become their king
 
6:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
and have even appointed prophets to make this proclamation about you in Jerusalem: 'There is a king in Judah!' Now this report will get back to the king; so come, let us confer together."
 
6:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
I sent him this reply: "Nothing like what you are saying is happening; you are just making it up out of your head."
 
6:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
They were all trying to frighten us, thinking, "Their hands will get too weak for the work, and it will not be completed." [But I prayed,] "Now strengthen my hands."
 

FOOTNOTES:
F13 Or in Kephirim
F14 Hebrew Gashmu, a variant of Geshem

 
 

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