KJV NEH4 with Strong's Hebrew/GreekNEH3.htm NEH5.htm
4:1 But it came to pass, that when Sanballat [H5571] heard [H8085] that we builded [H1129] the wall [H2346] , he was wroth [H2734] , and took great [H7235] indignation [H3707] , and mocked [H3932] the Jews [H3064] .
4:2 And he spake [H559] before [H6440] his brethren [H251] and the army [H2428] of Samaria [H8111] , and said [H559] , What do [H6213] these feeble [H537] Jews [H3064] ? will they fortify [H5800] themselves? will they sacrifice [H2076] ? will they make an end [H3615] in a day [H3117] ? will they revive [H2421] the stones [H68] out of the heaps [H6194] of the rubbish [H6083] which are burned [H8313] ?(fortify: Heb. leave to themselves)
4:3 Now Tobiah [H2900] the Ammonite [H5984] [was] by him [H681] , and he said [H559] , Even that which they build [H1129] , if a fox [H7776] go up [H5927] , he shall even break down [H6555] their stone [H68] wall [H2346] .
4:4 Hear [H8085] , O our God [H430] ; for we are despised [H939] : and turn [H7725] their reproach [H2781] upon their own head [H7218] , and give [H5414] them for a prey [H961] in the land [H776] of captivity [H7633] :(despised: Heb. despite)
4:5 And cover [H3680] not their iniquity [H5771] , and let not their sin [H2403] be blotted out [H4229] from before [H6440] thee: for they have provoked [thee] to anger [H3707] before the builders [H1129] .
4:6 So built [H1129] we the wall [H2346] ; and all the wall [H2346] was joined together [H7194] unto the half [H2677] thereof: for the people [H5971] had a mind [H3820] to work [H6213] .
4:7 But it came to pass, [that] when Sanballat [H5571] , and Tobiah [H2900] , and the Arabians [H6163] , and the Ammonites [H5984] , and the Ashdodites [H796] , heard [H8085] that the walls [H2346] of Jerusalem [H3389] were made up [H724] [H5927] , [and] that the breaches [H6555] began [H2490] to be stopped [H5640] , then they were very [H3966] wroth [H2734] ,(were made up: Heb. ascended)
4:8 And conspired [H7194] all of them together [H3162] to come [H935] [and] to fight [H3898] against Jerusalem [H3389] , and to hinder [H6213] [H8442] it.(to hinder: Heb. to make an error to it)
4:9 Nevertheless we made our prayer [H6419] unto our God [H430] , and set [H5975] a watch [H4929] against them day [H3119] and night [H3915] , because [H6440] of them.
4:10 And Judah [H3063] said [H559] , The strength [H3581] of the bearers of burdens [H5449] is decayed [H3782] , and [there is] much [H7235] rubbish [H6083] ; so that we are not able [H3201] to build [H1129] the wall [H2346] .
4:11 And our adversaries [H6862] said [H559] , They shall not know [H3045] , neither see [H7200] , till we come [H935] in the midst [H8432] among [H8432] them, and slay [H2026] them, and cause the work [H4399] to cease [H7673] .
4:12 And it came to pass, that when the Jews [H3064] which dwelt [H3427] by them [H681] came [H935] , they said [H559] unto us ten [H6235] times [H6471] , From all places [H4725] whence ye shall return [H7725] unto us [they will be upon you].(From all: or, That from all places ye must return to us)
4:13 Therefore set [H5975] I in the lower [H8482] places [H4725] behind [H310] the wall [H2346] , [and] on the higher places [H6706] [H6708] , I even set [H5975] the people [H5971] after their families [H4940] with their swords [H2719] , their spears [H7420] , and their bows [H7198] .(in the: Heb. from the lower parts of the place, etc)
4:14 And I looked [H7200] , and rose up [H6965] , and said [H559] unto the nobles [H2715] , and to the rulers [H5461] , and to the rest [H3499] of the people [H5971] , Be not ye afraid [H3372] of them [H6440] : remember [H2142] the Lord [H136] , [which is] great [H1419] and terrible [H3372] , and fight [H3898] for your brethren [H251] , your sons [H1121] , and your daughters [H1323] , your wives [H802] , and your houses [H1004] .
4:15 And it came to pass, when our enemies [H341] heard [H8085] that it was known [H3045] unto us, and God [H430] had brought [H6565] their counsel [H6098] to nought [H6565] , that we returned [H7725] all of us to the wall [H2346] , every one [H376] unto his work [H4399] .
4:16 And it came to pass from that time [H3117] forth, [that] the half [H2677] of my servants [H5288] wrought [H6213] in the work [H4399] , and the other half [H2677] of them held [H2388] both the spears [H7420] , the shields [H4043] , and the bows [H7198] , and the habergeons [H8302] ; and the rulers [H8269] [were] behind [H310] all the house [H1004] of Judah [H3063] .
4:17 They which builded [H1129] on the wall [H2346] , and they that bare [H5375] burdens [H5447] , with those that laded [H6006] , [every one] with one [H259] of his hands [H3027] wrought [H6213] in the work [H4399] , and with the other [H259] [hand] held [H2388] a weapon [H7973] .
4:18 For the builders [H1129] , every one [H376] had his sword [H2719] girded [H631] by his side [H4975] , and [so] builded [H1129] . And he that sounded [H8628] the trumpet [H7782] [was] by me [H681] .(by his side: Heb. on his loins)
4:19 And I said [H559] unto the nobles [H2715] , and to the rulers [H5461] , and to the rest [H3499] of the people [H5971] , The work [H4399] [is] great [H7235] and large [H7342] , and we are separated [H6504] upon the wall [H2346] , one [H376] far from [H7350] another [H251] .
4:20 In what place [H4725] [therefore] ye hear [H8085] the sound [H6963] of the trumpet [H7782] , resort [H6908] ye thither unto us: our God [H430] shall fight [H3898] for us.
4:21 So we laboured [H6213] in the work [H4399] : and half [H2677] of them held [H2388] the spears [H7420] from the rising [H5927] of the morning [H7837] till the stars [H3556] appeared [H3318] .
4:22 Likewise at the same time [H6256] said [H559] I unto the people [H5971] , Let every one [H376] with his servant [H5288] lodge [H3885] within [H8432] Jerusalem [H3389] , that in the night [H3915] they may be a guard [H4929] to us, and labour [H4399] on the day [H3117] .
4:23 So neither I, nor my brethren [H251] , nor my servants [H5288] , nor the men [H582] of the guard [H4929] which followed [H310] me, none of us [H587] put off [H6584] our clothes [H899] , [saving that] every one [H376] put them off [H7973] for washing [H4325] .(saving: or, every one went with his weapon for water)