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Sanballat’s crafty opposition to Nehemiah


6:1 Now it so happened when Sanballatסַנְבַּלַּט
Çanballaṭ, san-bal-lat’; Sanballat = “strength” Of foreign origin; Sanballat, a Persian satrap of Samaria:—Sanballat. For more info click here
, and Tobiahטוֹבִיָּה
Transliteration ṭôḇîyâ Pronunciation to-bee-yaw’ Tobiah = “Jehovah is good” For more info click here
, and Geshem the Arabian, and the rest of our enemies, heard that I had built the wall, and that there was no break left in it; (though at that time I had not installed the door on the gates;)
6:2 That Sanballatסַנְבַּלַּט
Çanballaṭ, san-bal-lat’; Sanballat = “strength” Of foreign origin; Sanballat, a Persian satrap of Samaria:—Sanballat. For more info click here
and Geshem sent to me, saying, Come, let us meet together in the villages in the plain of Ono. But they thought to do evil to me.
6:3 And I sent messengers to them, saying, I am doing a great work, so that I can’t come down: why should the work cease, while I leave it, and come down to you?
6:4 Yet they sent to me four times after this way. And I answered them in the same way.
6:5 Then Sanballatסַנְבַּלַּט
Çanballaṭ, san-bal-lat’; Sanballat = “strength” Of foreign origin; Sanballat, a Persian satrap of Samaria:—Sanballat. For more info click here
sent his servant to me in same way the fifth time with an open letter in his hand;
6:6 In which was written, It is reported among the nations, and Gashmu (or Geshem) says, [that] you and the Jews are thinking of rebelling: for what reason have you building the wall, so that you may be their king? according to these words.
6:7 And you have also appointed prophets to preach of you at Jerusalem, saying, There is a king in Judah! And now shall it be reported to the king according to these words. So
, come now and let us talk it over together.
6:8 Then I sent to him, saying, The
se things you saying are not happening, but you make them up out of your own heart.
6:9 For they all were fearmongers of us, saying, Their hands shall be weakened from the work, and that it will not be done. Now, strengthen my hands.
6:10 And I came to the house of Shemaiah the son of Delaiah the son of Mehetabeel, who was shut up. And he said, Let us meet together in the house of Elohimאֱלֹהִים
romanized: ʾĔlōhīm: [(ʔ)eloˈ(h)im]), the plural of אֱלוֹהַּ‎ (ʾĔlōah), is a Hebrew word meaning “gods”. Although the word is plural, in the Hebrew Bible it most often takes singular verbal or pronominal agreement and refers to a single deity particularly the God of Israel In other verses it refers to the singular gods of other nations or to deities in the plural A name for GOD — God The Creator
, inside the temple, and let us shut the doors of the temple. For they will come to kill you. Yes, in the night will they come to kill you.
6:11 And I said, Should [such] a man as I flee? And who [being] as I [am], would go into the temple and live? I won’t go in.
6:12 And, look, I understood that Elohimאֱלֹהִים
romanized: ʾĔlōhīm: [(ʔ)eloˈ(h)im]), the plural of אֱלוֹהַּ‎ (ʾĔlōah), is a Hebrew word meaning “gods”. Although the word is plural, in the Hebrew Bible it most often takes singular verbal or pronominal agreement and refers to a single deity particularly the God of Israel In other verses it refers to the singular gods of other nations or to deities in the plural A name for GOD — God The Creator
hadn’t sent him; because he spoke this prophecy against me: for Tobiahטוֹבִיָּה
Transliteration ṭôḇîyâ Pronunciation to-bee-yaw’ Tobiah = “Jehovah is good” For more info click here
and Sanballatסַנְבַּלַּט
Çanballaṭ, san-bal-lat’; Sanballat = “strength” Of foreign origin; Sanballat, a Persian satrap of Samaria:—Sanballat. For more info click here
had hired him.
6:13 So he was hired, that I should be afraid, and do so, and sin, and become for them that an evil name [with] which they might disgrace me.
6:14 My El Haiאלהי
“Living El” (EL=God) For more info click here
, remember Tobiahטוֹבִיָּה
Transliteration ṭôḇîyâ Pronunciation to-bee-yaw’ Tobiah = “Jehovah is good” For more info click here
and Sanballatסַנְבַּלַּט
Çanballaṭ, san-bal-lat’; Sanballat = “strength” Of foreign origin; Sanballat, a Persian satrap of Samaria:—Sanballat. For more info click here
according to these works of theirs, and also to the prophetess Noadiah, and the rest of the prophets, that would have put me in fear.

The wall is finished


6:15 So the wall was restored in the twenty and fifth day of the month Elul, in fifty second day.
6:16 And when all our enemies heard, and all the nations that were around us saw these things, they were very much lowered in their own eyes: for they saw that this work was done by our El Haiאלהי
“Living El” (EL=God) For more info click here
.
6:17 Then in those days the nobles of Judah sent many letters to Tobiahטוֹבִיָּה
Transliteration ṭôḇîyâ Pronunciation to-bee-yaw’ Tobiah = “Jehovah is good” For more info click here
, and those letters of Tobiahטוֹבִיָּה
Transliteration ṭôḇîyâ Pronunciation to-bee-yaw’ Tobiah = “Jehovah is good” For more info click here
came to them.
6:18 For many in Judah were sworn to him, because he was the son in law of Shechaniahשְׁכַנְיָה
Transliteration šᵊḵanyâ Pronunciation shek-an-yaw’ Jah has dwelt; Shekanjah, the name of nine Israelites:—Shecaniah, Shechaniah. For more info click here
the son of Arah; and his son Johanan had taken the daughter of Meshullam the son of Berechiah.
6:19 Also they reported his good deeds before me, and my words were going to him. Tobiahטוֹבִיָּה
Transliteration ṭôḇîyâ Pronunciation to-bee-yaw’ Tobiah = “Jehovah is good” For more info click here
sent letters to scare me.

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