Nehemiah 2:10

“When Sanballat the Horonite, and Tobiah the servant, the Ammonite, heard of it, it grieved them exceedingly that there was come a man to seek the welfare of the children of Israel.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

When Sanballat the Horonite, and Tobiah the seruant, the Ammonite, heard of it, it grieued them exceedingly, that there was come a man, to seeke the welfare of the children of Israel.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

When Sanballat the Horonite and Tobiah the Ammonite official heard {about it,} it was very displeasing to them that someone had come to seek the welfare of the sons of Israel.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And when Sanballat the Horonite, and Tobiah the servant, the Ammonite, heard of it, it grieved them exceedingly, for that there was come a man to seek the welfare of the children of Israel.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Sanballat the Horonite and Tobiah the servant, the Ammonite, hearing of it, were greatly troubled because a man had come to the help of the children of Israel.
- Basic English Bible

And when Sanballat the Horonite, and Tobijah the servant, the Ammonite, heard [of it], it grieved them exceedingly that there had come a man to seek the welfare of the children of Israel.
- Darby Bible

When Sanballat the Horonite, and Tobiah the servant, the Ammonite, heard of it, it grieved them exceedingly that there had come a man to seek the welfare of the children of Israel.
- Webster's Bible

When Sanballat the Horonite, and Tobiah the servant, the Ammonite, heard of it, it grieved them exceedingly, because a man had come to seek the welfare of the children of Israel.
- World English Bible

and Sanballat the Horonite heareth, and Tobiah the servant, the Ammonite, and it is evil to them -- a great evil -- that a man hath come in to seek good for the sons of Israel.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And when Sanballat the Horonite, and Tobiah the servant, the Ammonite, heard of it, it grieved them exceedingly, for that there was come a man to seek the welfare of the children of Israel.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Nehemiah 2:10


2:10 Horonite - So called either, from the place of his birth or rule, which is supposed to be Horonaim, an eminent city of Moab. The servant - So called probably from the condition from which he was advanced to his present power and dignity: which also may be mentioned as one reason why he now carried himself so insolently, it being usual for persons suddenly raised from a low state, so to demean themselves.


Discussion for Nehemiah 2:10

  • I see the Christmas Story in this verse, I suppose because of a Christmas sermon of a black pastor friend in which he said that Christmas is "God, come down to see about us ". Think of Satan and Herod and all those who were disturbed when Christ came promoting the welfare of the children.

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