Nehemiah 4:17

“They which builded on the wall, and they that bare burdens, with those that laded, every one with one of his hands wrought in the work, and with the other hand held a weapon.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Nehemiah 4:17

They which builded on the wall, and they that bare burdens, with those that laded, euery one with one of his hands wrought in the worke, and with the other hand held a weapon.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Those who were rebuilding the wall and those who carried burdens took {their} load with one hand doing the work and the other holding a weapon.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

They all builded the wall and they that bare burdens laded themselves; every one with one of his hands wrought in the work, and with the other held his weapon;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Those who were building the wall and those who were moving material did their part, everyone working with one hand, with his spear in the other;
- Basic English Bible

They that built on the wall, and they that bore burdens, with those that loaded, wrought in the work with one hand, and with the other they held a weapon.
- Darby Bible

They who built on the wall, and they that bore burdens, with those that laded, every one with one of his hands wrought in the work, and with the other hand held a weapon.
- Webster's Bible

They all built the wall and those who bore burdens loaded themselves; everyone with one of his hands worked in the work, and with the other held his weapon;
- World English Bible

The builders on the wall, and the bearers of the burden, those lading, [each] with one of his hands is working in the business, and one is laying hold of the missile.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(4:11) They that builded the wall and they that bore burdens laded themselves, every one with one of his hands wrought in the work, and with the other held his weapon;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Nehemiah 4:17

Wesley's Notes for Nehemiah 4:17


4:17 A Weapon - This is to be taken figuratively; being a proverbial speech, as when they say of a man pretending kindness, he carries bread in one hand, and a stone in another. Thus must we work out our salvation, with the weapons of our warfare in our hands. For in every duty we must expect opposition from our spiritual enemies.


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