Nehemiah 4:18

“For the builders, euery one had his sword girded by his side, and so builded: and he that sounded the trumpet was by mee.”

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For the builders, every one had his sword girded by his side, and [so] builded. And he that sounded the trumpet [was] by me.
- King James Version

As for the builders, each {wore} his sword girded at his side as he built, while the trumpeter {stood} near me.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and the builders, every one had his sword girded by his side, and so builded. And he that sounded the trumpet was by me.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Every builder was working with his sword at his side. And by my side was a man for sounding the horn.
- Basic English Bible

And the builders had every one his sword girded by his side, and built. And he that sounded the trumpet was by me.
- Darby Bible

For the builders, every one had his sword girded by his side, and so built. And he that sounded the trumpet was by me.
- Webster's Bible

and the builders, everyone wore his sword at his side, and so built. He who sounded the trumpet was by me.
- World English Bible

And the builders [are] each with his sword, girded on his loins, and building, and he who is blowing with a trumpet [is] beside me.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(4:12) and the builders, every one had his sword girded by his side, and so builded. And he that sounded the horn was by me.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Nehemiah 4:18


4:18 Sounded - To call the people together, when, and where it was necessary.


Discussion for Nehemiah 4

  • BSP
    Verse 8~This shows how wicked these men really were. The building of the wall did not cause harm to them, but they hated Jehovah God and his people so they sought to put a stop to things without just cause.
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    The devil has eaten into Sanballat, Tobiah and their ilk. How dare they to prevent the work of the Lord. Happily, Nehemiah and his people made ample preparations to counter the Sanballat group. We should not be bothered about the antics of evil ones. All that is important is for us to keep our eyes on the ball, working for the Lord and victory is sure.
  • Olushola Ayinde
    Comment*Today leaders should emulate this chapter by commit all their ways and policies to almighty father, to seek his face before executing policy on God,s people.
  • Scotty
    This is a provocative Scripture it let Christians and God people know that its time to pray and rebuild Gods House with urgency
  • CHRIS MABOKO
    Determination is the key to Christian victory. Despite the enemies ' tactics criticism v.4, intimidation v.10 and physical threads v.8 a determined Christian know how to respond to situations prayer v.9,strategizing v.13 16 . this is relevant to the church today, as it was during Nehemiah 's time.
  • Anonymous
    This is a powerful scripture this proofs that God is with his children and the enemies cannot prevail against the righteous

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