But it cameH1961 to pass, that whenH834 SanballatH5571 heardH8085 that we builtH1129 the wall,H2346 he was wroth,H2734 and took greatH7235 indignation,H3707 and mockedH3932 the Jews.H3064
And he spokeH559 beforeH6440 his brothersH251 and the armyH2428 of Samaria,H8111 and said,H559 WhatH4100 doH6213 these feebleH537 Jews?H3064 will they fortifyH5800 themselves?H1992 will they sacrifice?H2076 will they make an endH3615 in a day?H3117 will they reviveH2421 the stonesH68 out of the heapsH6194 of the rubbishH6083 whichH1992 are burned?H8313
Now TobiahH2900 the AmmoniteH5984 was by him, and he said,H559 EvenH1571 that whichH834 they build,H1129 ifH518 a foxH7776 goH5927 up, he shall even breakH6565 down their stoneH68 wall.H2346
Hear,H8085 O our God;H430 for we are despised:H939 and turnH7725 their reproachH2781 on their own head,H7218 and giveH5414 them for a preyH961 in the landH776 of captivity:H7633
And coverH3680 not their iniquity,H5771 and let not their sinH2408 be blottedH4229 out from beforeH6440 you: for they have provoked you to angerH3707 beforeH5048 the builders.H1129
So builtH1129 we the wall;H2346 and allH3605 the wallH2346 was joinedH7194 together to the halfH2677 thereof: for the peopleH5971 hadH1961 a mindH3820 to work.H6213
But it cameH1961 to pass, that whenH834 Sanballat,H5571 and Tobiah,H2900 and the Arabians,H6163 and the Ammonites,H5984 and the Ashdodites,H796 heardH8085 that the wallsH2346 of JerusalemH3389 were madeH5927 H752 up, and that the breachesH6555 beganH2490 to be stopped,H5640 then they were veryH3966 wroth,H2734
And conspiredH7194 allH3605 of them togetherH3162 to comeH935 and to fightH3898 against Jerusalem,H3389 and to hinderH6213 H8442 it.
Nevertheless we made our prayerH6419 to our God,H430 and setH5975 a watchH4929 againstH5921 them dayH3119 and night,H3915 becauseH6440 of them.
And JudahH3063 said,H559 The strengthH3581 of the bearersH5449 of burdensH5449 is decayed,H3782 and there is muchH7235 rubbish;H6083 so that we are not ableH3201 to buildH1129 the wall.H2346
And our adversariesH6862 said,H559 They shall not know,H3045 neitherH3808 see,H7200 tillH5704 we comeH935 in the middleH8432 amongH8432 them, and slayH2026 them, and cause the workH4399 to cease.H7673
And it cameH1961 to pass, that whenH834 the JewsH3064 which dwelledH3427 by them came,H935 they saidH559 to us tenH6235 times,H6471 From allH3605 placesH4725 from whereH834 you shall returnH7725 to us they will be on you.
Therefore setH5975 I in the lowerH8482 placesH4725 behindH310 the wall,H2346 and on the higherH6706 places, I even setH5975 the peopleH5971 after their familiesH4940 with their swords,H2719 their spears,H7420 and their bows.H7198
And I looked,H6437 and roseH6965 up, and saidH559 to the nobles,H2715 and to the rulers,H5461 and to the restH3499 of the people,H5971 Be not you afraidH3372 of them: rememberH2142 the LORD,H136 which is greatH1419 and terrible,H3372 and fightH3898 for your brothers,H251 your sons,H1121 and your daughters,H1323 your wives,H802 and your houses.H1004
And it cameH1961 to pass, whenH834 our enemiesH341 heardH8085 that it was knownH3045 to us, and GodH430 had broughtH6565 their counselH6098 to nothing,H6565 that we returnedH7725 allH3605 of us to the wall,H2346 everyH376 oneH376 to his work.H4399
And it cameH1961 to pass from that timeH3117 forth, that the halfH2677 of my servantsH5288 workedH6213 in the work,H4399 and the other halfH2677 of them heldH2388 both the spears,H7420 the shields,H4043 and the bows,H7198 and the habergeons;H8302 and the rulersH8269 were behindH310 allH3605 the houseH1004 of Judah.H3063
They which builtH1129 on the wall,H2346 and they that boreH5375 burdens,H5447 with those that laded,H6006 everyH376 oneH259 with one of his handsH3027 workedH6213 in the work,H4399 and with the otherH259 hand heldH2388 a weapon.H7973
For the builders,H1129 everyH376 oneH376 had his swordH2719 girdedH631 by his side,H4975 and so built.H1129 And he that soundedH8628 the trumpetH7782 was by me.
And I saidH559 to the nobles,H2715 and to the rulers,H5461 and to the restH3499 of the people,H5971 The workH4399 is greatH7235 and large,H7342 and we are separatedH6504 on the wall,H2346 one farH7350 from another.H251
In whatH834 placeH4725 therefore you hearH8085 the soundH6963 of the trumpet,H7782 resortH6908 you thitherH8033 to us: our GodH430 shall fightH3898 for us.
So we laboredH6213 in the work:H4399 and halfH2677 of them heldH2388 the spearsH7420 from the risingH5927 of the morningH7837 tillH5704 the starsH3556 appeared.H3318
LikewiseH1571 at the sameH1931 timeH6256 saidH559 I to the people,H5971 Let everyH376 oneH376 with his servantH5288 lodgeH3885 withinH8432 Jerusalem,H3389 that in the nightH3915 they may be a guardH4929 to us, and laborH4399 on the day.H3117
So neitherH369 I, nor my brothers,H251 nor my servants,H5288 nor the menH582 of the guardH4929 whichH834 followedH310 me, noneH369 of us putH6584 off our clothes,H899 saving that everyH376 oneH376 putH7973 them off for washing.H4325