Nehemiah 4:9

“Neuertheles, we made our prayer vnto our God, and set a watch against them, day and night, because of them.”

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Other Translations

Nevertheless we made our prayer unto our God, and set a watch against them day and night, because of them.
- King James Version

But we prayed to our God, and because of them we set up a guard against them day and night.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But we made our prayer unto our God, and set a watch against them day and night, because of them.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But we made our prayer to God, and had men on watch against them day and night because of them.
- Basic English Bible

Then we prayed to our God, and set a watch against them day and night, because of them.
- Darby Bible

Nevertheless we made our prayer to our God, and set a watch against them day and night, because of them.
- Webster's Bible

But we made our prayer to our God, and set a watch against them day and night, because of them.
- World English Bible

And we pray unto our God, and appoint a watch against them, by day and by night, because of them.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(4:3) But we made our prayer unto our God, and set a watch against them day and night, because of them.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

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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