Nehemiah 4

4:1 But it came to pass that when Sanballat heard that we were
 building the wall, he was wroth, and took great indignation,
 and mocked the Jews.
4:2 And he spoke before his brethren, and the army of Samaria,
 and said, What do these feeble Jews? 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 the
 rubbish which are burned?
4:3 Now Tobiah the Ammonite [was] by him, and he said, Even that
 which they build, if a fox should go up, he would even break
 down their stone wall.
4:4 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:
4:5 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.
4:6 So we built the wall; and all the wall was joined together
 to the half of it, for the people had a mind to work.
4:7 But it came to pass, when Sanballat, and Tobiah, and the
 Arabians, and the Ammonites, and the Ashdodites, heard that the
 walls of Jerusalem were set up, [and] that the breaches began
 to be stopped, then they were very wroth,
4:8 And conspired all of them together to come [and] to fight
 against Jerusalem, and to hinder it.
4:9 Nevertheless we made our prayer to our God, and set a watch
 against them day and night, because of them.
4:10 And Judah 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.
4:11 And our adversaries said, They shall not know, neither see,
 till we come in the midst among them, and slay them, and cause
 the work to cease.
4:12 And it came to pass, that when the Jews who dwelt by them
 came, they said to us ten times, From all places whence ye
 shall return to us [they will be upon you].
4:13 Therefore I set in the lower places behind the wall, [and]
 on the higher places, I even set the people after their
 families with their swords, their spears, and their bows.
4:14 And I looked, and arose, and said to the nobles, and to the
 rulers, and to the rest of the people, Be ye not afraid of
 them: remember the LORD [who is] great and terrible, and fight
 for your brethren, your sons, and your daughters, your wives,
 and your houses.
4:15 And it came to pass, when our enemies heard that it was
 known to us, and God had brought their counsel to naught, that
 we returned all of us to the wall, every one to his work.
4:16 And it came to pass, from that time forth, [that] the half
 of my servants wrought in the work, and the other half of them
 held both the spears, the shields, and the bows, and the
 habergeons; and the rulers [were] behind all the house of
4:17 They who built on the wall, and they that bore burdens,
 with those that laded, [every one] with one of his hands
 wrought in the work, and with the other [hand] held a weapon.
4:18 For the builders, every one had his sword girded by his
 side, and [so] built. And he that sounded the trumpet [was] by
4:19 And 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 upon the wall, one far from another.
4:20 In what place [therefore] ye hear the sound of the trumpet,
 resort ye thither to us: our God will fight for us.
4:21 So we labored in the work: and half of them held the spears
 from the rising of the morning till the stars appeared.
4:22 Likewise at the same time said I to the people, Let every
 one with his servant lodge within Jerusalem, that in the night
 they may be a guard to us, and labor in the day.
4:23 So neither I, nor my brethren, nor my servants, nor the men
 of the guard who followed me, none of us put off our clothes,
 [saving that] every one put them off for washing.

If while reading you see a word or phrase that you want to find somewhere else in the Bible, you can search from here.

Choose another chapter to read from this book of the Bible
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13

Go to new chapters to read from
Old Testament Books | New Testament Books | The Psalms

Look at other items of interest in our "home on the web".
We are in the process of designing and building the rest of our 'home'.
The Master's Tech Home Entrance
The Master's Tech Home Architectural Layout | The Master's Tech Site Index

The Kitchen:     Cooking Articles | Cooking & Recipe Newsgroups | Recipes for Everyone
The Library:     The Bible | American Sign Language Dictionary | Typeface Previews
The Sewing Room:     Crafts Projects | Sewing Articles | Sewing Projects
Links:     The Master's Tech Links | Other People's Links | Our Visitors' homepages

Search our 'home' | Search the Internet!
Sponsorship Opportunities
Another creation of The Master's Tech.     Privacy Policy