Nehemiah 5:16

“Yea also I continued in the worke of this wall, neither bought wee any land: and all my seruants were gathered thither vnto the worke.”

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Other Translations

Yea, also I continued in the work of this wall, neither bought we any land: and all my servants [were] gathered thither unto the work.
- King James Version

I also applied myself to the work on this wall; we did not buy any land, and all my servants were gathered there for the work.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Yea, also I continued in the work of this wall, neither bought we any land: and all my servants were gathered thither unto the work.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And I kept on with the work of this wall, and we got no land for ourselves: and all my servants were helping with the work.
- Basic English Bible

Yea, also I applied myself to this work of the wall, and we bought no fields; and all my servants were gathered thither for the work.
- Darby Bible

Yea, also I continued in the work of this wall, neither bought we any land: and all my servants were gathered thither to the work.
- Webster's Bible

Yes, also I continued in the work of this wall, neither bought we any land: and all my servants were gathered there to the work.
- World English Bible

And also, in the work of this wall I have done mightily, even a field we have not bought, and all my servants are gathered there for the work;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Yea, also I set hand to the work of this wall, neither bought we any land; and all my servants were gathered thither unto the work.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Nehemiah 5:16


5:16 I continued - Overseeing, directing, and encouraging the workmen, which was my whole business; and this at my own cost. Bought - Of our poor brethren, whose necessities gave abundant opportunity of enriching myself with good bargains.


Discussion for Nehemiah 5

  • A disciple
    "Also I said, It is not good that ye do: ought ye not to walk in the fear of our God because of the reproach of the heathen our enemies?" With regard for the practicality of the Apostles' statement, That we not bring the Gentile Believers under bondage to be circumcised and follow the ordinances of Moses; IT DOES NOT somehow preclude the good use of the Law as a teacher of love for God and men.
  • Ahuwa Chiamaka
    God is always merciful to us each time we help ourselves in moving close to God
  • Rick
    Praise the Lord for all His Blessings including His Chastisements. According to the scripture he chastises those that He loves and He knows how to give the better best gifts unto His Children. Even in bondage Nehemiah was an extremely blessed man. In fact Nehemiah was in a cushy position of blessing as the Kings Cupbearer prior to taking this gutsy step of faith.
  • Isabella
    Wow its sick how they took advantage of one another. Nehemiah is awesome for laying down the law😊
  • Beverly McCoy
    And the same man had four daughters, virgins, which did prophesy Acts 2:19
  • it made me to discover that believers can remind God the good works they have done in His name even though He sees and knows everything

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