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Nehemiah 6 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 6:1 - Now it happened when Sanballat, Tobiah, Geshem the Arab, and the rest of our enemies heard that I had rebuilt the wall, and that there were no breaks left in it (though at that time I had not hung the doors in the gates),

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 6:2 - that Sanballat and Geshem sent to me, saying, “Come, let us meet together among the villages in the plain of Ono.” But they thought to do me harm.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 6:3 - So I sent messengers to them, saying, “I am doing a great work, so that I cannot come down. Why should the work cease while I leave it and go down to you?”

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 6:4 - But they sent me this message four times, and I answered them in the same manner.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 6:5 - Then Sanballat sent his servant to me as before, the fifth time, with an open letter in his hand.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 6:6 - In it was written:
It is reported among the nations, and Geshem[fn] says, that you and the Jews plan to rebel; therefore, according to these rumors, you are rebuilding the wall, that you may be their king.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 6:7 - And you have also appointed prophets to proclaim concerning you at Jerusalem, saying, “There is a king in Judah!” Now these matters will be reported to the king. So come, therefore, and let us consult together.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 6:8 - Then I sent to him, saying, “No such things as you say are being done, but you invent them in your own heart.”

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 6:9 - For they all were trying to make us afraid, saying, “Their hands will be weakened in the work, and it will not be done.” Now therefore, O God, strengthen my hands.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 6:10 - Afterward I came to the house of Shemaiah the son of Delaiah, the son of Mehetabel, who was a secret informer; and he said, “Let us meet together in the house of God, within the temple, and let us close the doors of the temple, for they are coming to kill you; indeed, at night they will come to kill you.”

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 6:11 - And I said, “Should such a man as I flee? And who is there such as I who would go into the temple to save his life? I will not go in!”

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 6:12 - Then I perceived that God had not sent him at all, but that he pronounced this prophecy against me because Tobiah and Sanballat had hired him.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 6:13 - For this reason he was hired, that I should be afraid and act that way and sin, so that they might have cause for an evil report, that they might reproach me.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 6:14 - My God, remember Tobiah and Sanballat, according to these their works, and the prophetess Noadiah and the rest of the prophets who would have made me afraid.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 6:15 - So the wall was finished on the twenty-fifth day of Elul, in fifty-two days.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 6:16 - And it happened, when all our enemies heard of it, and all the nations around us saw these things, that they were very disheartened in their own eyes; for they perceived that this work was done by our God.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 6:17 - Also in those days the nobles of Judah sent many letters to Tobiah, and the letters of Tobiah came to them.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 6:18 - For many in Judah were pledged to him, because he was the son-in-law of Shechaniah the son of Arah, and his son Jehohanan had married the daughter of Meshullam the son of Berechiah.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 6:19 - Also they reported his good deeds before me, and reported my words to him. Tobiah sent letters to frighten me.
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