The Work Resumes

Nehemiah 4

15 And it happened, when our enemies heard that it was known to us, and m that God had brought their plot to nothing, that all of us returned to the wall, everyone to his work. 16 So it was, from that time on, that half of my servants worked at construction, while the other half held the spears, the shields, the bows, and wore armor; and the leaders 1 were behind all the house of Judah. 17 Those who built on the wall, and those who carried burdens, loaded themselves so that with one hand they worked at construction, and with the other held a weapon. 18 Every one of the builders had his sword girded at his side as he built. And the one who sounded the trumpet was beside me. 19 Then I said to the nobles, the rulers, and the rest of the people, "The work is great and extensive, and we are separated far from one another on the wall. 20 "Wherever you hear the sound of the trumpet, rally to us there. n Our God will fight for us."

21 So we labored in the work, and half of 2 the men held the spears from daybreak until the stars appeared. 22 At the same time I also said to the people, "Let each man and his servant stay at night in Jerusalem, that they may be our guard by night and a working party by day." 23 So neither I, my brethren, my servants, nor the men of the guard who followed me took off our clothes, except that everyone took them off for washing.

  1. Cross References
    Job 5:12
    He frustrates the devices of the crafty, So that their hands cannot carry out their plans.
  2. Cross References
    Exodus 14:14
    "The LORD will fight for you, and you shall hol...
    Exodus 14:25
    And He took off their chariot wheels, so that t...
    Deuteronomy 1:30
    The LORD your God, who goes before you, He will...
    Deuteronomy 3:22
    'You must not fear them, for the LORD your God ...
    Deuteronomy 20:4
    'for the LORD your God is He who goes with you,...
    Joshua 23:10
    One man of you shall chase a thousand, for the ...
    2 Chronicles 20:29
    And the fear of God was on all the kingdoms of ...
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