Nehemiah 4:21

“So wee laboured in the worke: and halfe of them held the speares, from the rising of the morning, til the starres appeared.”

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So we laboured in the work: and half of them held the spears from the rising of the morning till the stars appeared.
- King James Version

So we carried on the work with half of them holding spears from dawn until the stars appeared.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

So we wrought in the work: and half of them held the spears from the rising of the morning till the stars appeared.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So we went on with the work: and half of them had spears in their hands from the dawn of the morning till the stars were seen.
- Basic English Bible

And we laboured in the work; and half of them held the spears from the rising of the dawn till the stars appeared.
- Darby Bible

So we labored in the work: and half of them held the spears from the rising of the morning till the stars appeared.
- Webster's Bible

So we worked in the work: and half of them held the spears from the rising of the morning until the stars appeared.
- World English Bible

And we are working in the business, and half of them are keeping hold of the spears, from the going up of the dawn till the coming forth of the stars.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(4:15) So we wrought in the work; and half of them held the spears from the rising of the morning till the stars appeared.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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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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