Nehemiah 4
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  • Verse 3

    Now Tobiah the Ammonite was by him, and he said, Even that which they build, if a fox go up, he shall even break down their stone wall.

    2:10,19; 6:1; 1 Kings 20:10,18; 2 Kings 18:23

  • Verse 4

    Hear, O our God; for we are despised: and turn their reproach upon their own head, and give them for a prey in the land of captivity:

    Psalms 123:3,4
    Heb. despite. turn.
    1 Samuel 17:26; Psalms 79:12; Proverbs 3:34; Hosea 12:14

  • Verse 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.

    cover not
    Psalms 59:5-13; 69:27; 109:14; Jeremiah 18:23; 2 Timothy 4:14
    their sin
    Psalms 51:1,9; Isaiah 43:25; 44:22
    before the builders
    Isaiah 36:11,12

  • Verse 6

    So built we the wall; and all the wall was joined together unto the half thereof: for the people had a mind to work.

    and all the wall
    That is, the whole circuit of the wall was completed unto half the intended height.
    for the people
    The original is very emphatic, wyhee laiv lëâm läâsoth, "for the people had a heart to work." Their heart was engaged in it, and they went about it cheerfully and vigorously.
    had a mind
    6:15; 1 Chronicles 29:3,14,17,18; 2 Chronicles 29:36; Psalms 110:3; 2 Corinthians 8:16,17; Philippians 2:13; Hebrews 13:21

  • Verse 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 made up, and that the breaches began to be stopped, then they were very wroth,

    1; 2:10,19
    the Ammonites
    Judges 10:7-18; 11:12-40; 1 Samuel 11:2; 2 Samuel 10:1-5; 2 Kings 24:2; 2 Chronicles 20:1; Ezekiel 25:3-7; Amos 1:13
    13:23,24; 1 Samuel 5:1,2; 2 Chronicles 26:6-8; Jeremiah 25:20; Amos 1:8; 3:9; Zechariah 9:5,6
    Ezra 4:4-16; 5:8
    were made up
    Heb. ascended. then.
    Genesis 3:15; Acts 4:17,18; 5:33; Revelation 12:12,13,17

  • Verse 8

    And conspired all of them together to come and to fight against Jerusalem, and to hinder it.

    Psalms 2:1-3; 83:3-11; Isaiah 8:9,10; Acts 23:12,13
    hinder it
    Heb. make an error to it.
    Jeremiah 20:10

  • Verse 9

    Nevertheless we made our prayer unto our God, and set a watch against them day and night, because of them.

    11; Genesis 32:9-12,28; 2 Kings 19:14-19; Psalms 50:15; 55:16-22; Luke 6:11,12; Acts 4:24-30
    set a watch
    Matthew 26:41; Luke 21:36; 1 Peter 5:8