Nehemiah 4:4

“Heare, O our God, for we are despised: and turne their reproch vpon their owne head, and giue them for a pray, in the land of captiuitie.”

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Other Translations

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:
- King James Version

Hear, O our God, how we are despised! Return their reproach on their own heads and give them up for plunder in a land of captivity.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Hear, O our God; for we are despised: and turn back their reproach upon their own head, and give them up for a spoil in a land of captivity;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Give ear, O our God, for we are looked down on: let their words of shame be turned back on themselves, and let them be given up to wasting in a land where they are prisoners:
- Basic English Bible

Hear, our God, for we are despised, and turn their reproach upon their own head, and give them for a prey in a land of captivity!
- Darby Bible

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:
- Webster's Bible

Hear, our God; for we are despised; and turn back their reproach on their own head, give them up for a spoil in a land of captivity;
- World English Bible

Hear, O our God, for we have been despised; and turn back their reproach on their own head, and give them for a spoil in a land of captivity;
- Youngs Literal Bible

(3:36) Hear, O our God; for we are despised; and turn back their reproach upon their own head, and give them up to spoiling in a land of captivity;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Nehemiah 4:4


4:4 A prey - Give them for a prey to their enemies, and let these carry them into the land of captivity.


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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