Nehemiah 4:5

“And couer not their iniquitie, and let not their sinne bee blotted out from before thee: for they haue prouoked thee to anger before the builders.”

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Other Translations

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.
- King James Version

Do not forgive their iniquity and let not their sin be blotted out before You, for they have demoralized the builders.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

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.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Let not their wrongdoing be covered or their sin washed away from before you: for they have made you angry before the builders.
- Basic English Bible

And cover not their iniquity, and let not their sin be blotted out from before thee; for they have provoked the builders.
- Darby Bible

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.
- Webster's Bible

don't cover their iniquity, and don't let their sin be blotted out from before you; for they have insulted the builders."
- World English Bible

and do not cover over their iniquity, and their sin from before Thee let not be blotted out, for they have provoked to anger -- over-against those building.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(3:37) and cover not their iniquity, and let not their sin be blotted out from before Thee; for they have vexed Thee before the builders.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Nehemiah 4:5


4:5 Cover not - Let their wickedness be in thy sight, so as to bring down judgments upon them, that either they may be reformed, or others may be warned by their example. God is said to cover or hide sin when he forbears to punish it. Provoked thee - They have not only provoked us builders, but thee also.


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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