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Nehemiah 4 :: Hebrew Names Version (HNV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 4:1 - But it happened that when Sanvallat heard that we were building the wall, he was angry, and took great indignation, and mocked the Yehudim.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 4:2 - He spoke before his brothers and the army of Shomron, and said, What are these feeble Yehudim doing? will they fortify themselves? will they sacrifice? will they make an end in a day? will they revive the stones out of the heaps of rubbish, seeing they are burned?

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 4:3 - Now Toviyah the `Ammonite was by him, and he said, Even that which they are building, if a fox go up, he shall break down their stone wall.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 4:4 - Hear, our God; for we are despised: and turn back their reproach on their own head, and give them up for a spoil in a land of captivity;

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 4:5 - and don't cover their iniquity, and don't let their sin be blotted out from before you; for they have provoked you to anger before the builders.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 4:6 - So we built the wall; and all the wall was joined together to half the height of it: for the people had a mind to work.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 4:7 - But it happened that when Sanvallat, Toviyah, the `Aravi'im, the `Ammonim, and the Ashdodi heard that the repairing of the walls of Yerushalayim went forward, and that the breaches began to be stopped, then they were very angry;

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 4:8 - and they conspired all of them together to come and fight against Yerushalayim, and to cause confusion therein.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 4:9 - But we made our prayer to our God, and set a watch against them day and night, because of them.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 4:10 - Yehudah 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 4:11 - Our adversaries said, They shall not know, neither see, until we come into the midst of them, and kill them, and cause the work to cease.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 4:12 - It happened that when the Yehudim who lived by them came, they said to us ten times from all places, You must return to us.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 4:13 - Therefore set I in the lowest parts of the space behind the wall, in the open places, I set there the people after their families with their swords, their spears, and their bows.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 4:14 - I looked, and rose up, and said to the nobles, and to the rulers, and to the rest of the people, Don't be you afraid of them: remember the Lord, who is great and awesome, and fight for your brothers, your sons, and your daughters, your wives, and your houses.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 4:15 - It happened, when our enemies heard that it was known to us, and God had brought their counsel to nothing, that we returned all of us to the wall, everyone to his work.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 4:16 - It happened from that time forth, that half of my servants worked in the work, and half of them held the spears, the shields, and the bows, and the coats of mail; and the rulers were behind all the house of Yehudah.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 4:17 - They all built the wall and those who bore burdens loaded themselves; everyone with one of his hands worked in the work, and with the other held his weapon;

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 4:18 - and the builders, everyone had his sword girded by his side, and so built. He who sounded the shofar was by me.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 4:19 - I said to the nobles, and to the rulers and to the rest of the people, The work is great and large, and we are separated on the wall, one far from another:

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 4:20 - in whatever place you hear the sound of the shofar, resort you there to us; our God will fight for us.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 4:21 - So we worked in the work: and half of them held the spears from the rising of the morning until the stars appeared.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 4:22 - Likewise at the same time said I to the people, Let everyone with his servant lodge within Yerushalayim, that in the night they may be a guard to us, and may labor in the day.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 4:23 - So neither I, nor my brothers, nor my servants, nor the men of the guard who followed me, none of us put off our clothes, everyone went with his weapon to the water.

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