Nehemiah 4

  1 H5571 But it came to pass, that when Sanballat H8085 [H8804] heard H1129 [H8802] that we were building H2346 the wall, H2734 [H8799] he was angry, H7235 [H8687] and felt great H3707 [H8799] indignation, H3932 [H8686] and mocked H3064 the Judeans.
  2 H559 [H8799] And he spoke H6440 at the face of H251 his brethren H2428 and the army H8111 of Samaria, H559 [H8799] and said, H6213 [H8802] What do H537 these feeble H3064 Judeans? H5800 [H8799] will they fortify H2076 [H8799] themselves? will they sacrifice? H3615 [H8762] will they finish H3117 in a day? H2421 [H8762] will they revive H68 the stones H6194 out of the heaps H6083 of the rubbish H8313 [H8803] which are burned?
  3 H2900 Now Tobiah H5984 the Ammonite H681 was by him, H559 [H8799] and he said, H1129 [H8802] Even that which they build, H7776 if a fox H5927 [H8799] should go up, H6555 [H8804] he would even break down H68 their stone H2346 wall.
  4 H8085 [H8798] Hear, H430 O our God; H939 for we are despised: H7725 [H8685] and turn H2781 their reproach H7218 upon their own head, H5414 [H8798] and give H961 them for a spoil H776 in the land H7633 of captivity:
  5 H3680 [H8762] And cover H5771 not their perversity, H2403 and let not their sin H4229 [H8735] be blotted out H6440 from the face of H3707 [H8689] thee: for they have provoked thee to anger H1129 [H8802] before the builders.
  6 H1129 [H8799] So we built H2346 the wall; H2346 and all the wall H7194 [H8735] was joined together H2677 to the half H5971 of it: for the people H3820 had a heart H6213 [H8800] to work.
  7 H5571 But it came to pass, when Sanballat, H2900 and Tobiah, H6163 and the Arabians, H5984 and the Ammonites, H796 and the Ashdodites, H8085 [H8804] heard H2346 that the walls H3389 of Jerusalem H724 H5927 [H8804] were set up, H6555 [H8803] and that the breaches H2490 [H8689] began H5640 [H8736] to be closed, H3966 then they were very H2734 [H8799] angry,
  8 H7194 [H8799] And conspired H3162 all of them together H935 [H8800] to come H3898 [H8736] and to fight H3389 against Jerusalem, H6213 H8442 [H8800] and to hinder it.
  9 H6419 [H8691] Nevertheless we made our prayer H430 to our God, H5975 [H8686] and set H4929 a watch H3119 against them day H3915 and night, H6440 because of them.
  10 H3063 And Judah H559 [H8799] said, H3581 The strength H5449 of the bearers of burdens H3782 [H8804] is failing, H7235 [H8687] and there is much H6083 rubbish; H3201 [H8799] so that we are not able H1129 [H8800] to build H2346 the wall.
  11 H6862 And our constricters H559 [H8799] said, H3045 [H8799] They shall not know, H7200 [H8799] neither see, H935 [H8799] till we come H8432 in the midst H8432 among H2026 [H8804] them, and slay H4399 them, and cause the work H7673 [H8689] to cease.
  12 H3064 And it came to pass, that when the Judeans H3427 [H8802] who dwelt H681 by them H935 [H8804] came, H559 [H8799] they said H6235 to us ten H6471 times, H4725 From all places H7725 [H8799] where ye shall return to us they will be upon you.
  13 H5975 [H8686] Therefore I set H8482 in the lower H4725 places H310 behind H2346 the wall, H6706 H6708 [H8675] and on the higher places, H5975 [H8686] I even set H5971 the people H4940 according to their families H2719 with their swords, H7420 their spears, H7198 and their bows.
  14 H7200 [H8799] And I looked, H6965 [H8799] and arose, H559 [H8799] and said H2715 to the nobles, H5461 and to the rulers, H3499 and to the rest H5971 of the people, H3372 [H8799] Be ye not afraid H6440 of them: H2142 [H8798] remember H136 the Sovereign, H1419 who is great H3372 [H8737] and terrible, H3898 [H8734] and fight H251 for your brethren, H1121 your sons, H1323 and your daughters, H802 your wives, H1004 and your houses.
  15 H341 [H8802] And it came to pass, when our enemies H8085 [H8804] heard H3045 [H8738] that it was known H430 to us, and God H6565 0 had brought H6098 their counsel H6565 [H8686] to nought, H7725 [H8799] that we returned H2346 all of us to the wall, H376 every one H4399 to his work.
  16 H3117 And it came to pass from that time H2677 forth, that the half H5288 of my servants H6213 [H8802] wrought H4399 in the work, H2677 and the other half H2388 [H8688] of them held H7420 both the spears, H4043 the shields, H7198 and the bows, H8302 and the coats of mail; H8269 and the rulers H310 were behind H1004 all the house H3063 of Judah.
  17 H1129 [H8802] They who built H2346 on the wall, H5375 [H8802] and they that bore H5447 burdens, H6006 [H8802] loaded themselves, H259 every one with one H3027 of his hands H6213 [H8802] wrought H4399 in the work, H259 and with the other H2388 [H8688] hand held H7973 a weapon.
  18 H1129 [H8802] For the builders, H376 every one H2719 had his sword H631 [H8803] girded H4975 by his side, H1129 [H8802] and so built. H8628 [H8802] And he that sounded H7782 the shofar H681 was by me.
  19 H559 [H8799] And I said H2715 to the nobles, H5461 and to the rulers, H3499 and to the rest H5971 of the people, H4399 The work H7235 [H8687] is great H7342 and large, H6504 [H8737] and we are separated H2346 upon the wall, H376 one H7350 far from H251 another.
  20 H4725 In what place H8085 [H8799] therefore ye hear H6963 the sound H7782 of the shofar, H6908 [H8735] resort H430 ye there to us: our God H3898 [H8735] shall fight for us.
  21 H6213 [H8802] So we laboured H4399 in the work: H2677 and half H2388 [H8688] of them held H7420 the spears H5927 [H8800] from the rising H7837 of the morning H3556 till the stars H3318 [H8800] appeared.
  22 H6256 Likewise at the same time H559 [H8804] said H5971 I to the people, H376 Let every one H5288 with his servant H3885 [H8799] lodge H8432 within H3389 Jerusalem, H3915 that in the night H4929 they may be a guard H4399 to us, and labour H3117 in the day.
  23 H251 So neither I, nor my brethren, H5288 nor my servants, H582 nor the men H4929 of the guard H310 who followed H587 me, none of us H6584 [H8802] put off H899 our clothes, H376 except that every one H7973 put them off H4325 for washing.