Nehemiah 4:6
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New International Version
So we rebuilt the wall till all of it reached half its height, for the people worked with all their heart.

New Living Translation
At last the wall was completed to half its height around the entire city, for the people had worked with enthusiasm.

English Standard Version
So we built the wall. And all the wall was joined together to half its height, for the people had a mind to work.

Berean Study Bible
So we rebuilt the wall until all of it was joined together up to half its height, for the people had a mind to work.

New American Standard Bible
So we built the wall and the whole wall was joined together to half its height, for the people had a mind to work.

King James Bible
So built we the wall; and all the wall was joined together unto the half thereof: for the people had a mind to work.

Christian Standard Bible
So we rebuilt the wall until the entire wall was joined together up to half its height, for the people had the will to keep working.

Contemporary English Version
The people worked hard, and we built the walls of Jerusalem halfway up again.

Good News Translation
So we went on rebuilding the wall, and soon it was half its full height, because the people were eager to work.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So we rebuilt the wall until the entire wall was joined together up to half its height, for the people had the will to keep working.

International Standard Version
So we rebuilt the wall, completing it halfway up, because the people were committed to working.

NET Bible
So we rebuilt the wall, and the entire wall was joined together up to half its height. The people were enthusiastic in their work.

New Heart English Bible
So we built the wall; and all the wall was joined together to half its height: for the people had a mind to work.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So we rebuilt the wall, which was rebuilt to about half its [original] height. The people worked with determination.

JPS Tanakh 1917
So we built the wall; and all the wall was joined together unto half the height thereof; for the people had a mind to work.

New American Standard 1977
So we built the wall and the whole wall was joined together to half its height, for the people had a mind to work.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But we built the wall, and all the wall was joined together unto the half thereof, for the people were motivated to work.

King James 2000 Bible
So built we the wall; and all the wall was joined together unto the half thereof: for the people had a mind to work.

American King James Version
So built we the wall; and all the wall was joined together to the half thereof: for the people had a mind to work.

American Standard Version
So we built the wall; and all the wall was joined together unto half the height thereof: for the people had a mind to work.

Douay-Rheims Bible
So we built the wall, and joined it all together unto the half thereof: and the heart of the people was excited to work.

Darby Bible Translation
But we built the wall; and all the wall was joined together to the half thereof; for the people had a mind to work.

English Revised Version
So we built the wall; and all the wall was joined together unto half the height thereof: for the people had a mind to work.

Webster's Bible Translation
So we built the wall; and all the wall was joined together to the half of it, for the people had a mind to work.

World English Bible
So we built the wall; and all the wall was joined together to half [the height] of it: for the people had a mind to work.

Young's Literal Translation
And we build the wall, and all the wall is joined -- unto its half, and the people have a heart to work.
Study Bible
The Work is Ridiculed
5Do not cover their iniquity or let their sin be blotted from Your sight, for they have provoked the builders. 6So we rebuilt the wall until all of it was joined together up to half its height, for the people had a mind to work. 7When Sanballat and Tobiah, together with the Arabs, Ammonites, and Ashdodites, heard that the repair to the walls of Jerusalem was progressing and that the gaps were being closed, they were furious,…
Cross References
Nehemiah 4:5
Do not cover up their iniquity or let their sin be blotted out from Your sight, for they have provoked the builders.

Nehemiah 4:7
When Sanballat and Tobiah, together with the Arabs, Ammonites, and Ashdodites, heard that the repair to the walls of Jerusalem was progressing and that the gaps were being closed, they were furious,

Psalm 122:3
Jerusalem is built up as a city united together,

Haggai 1:14
So the LORD stirred the spirit of Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and the spirit of Joshua son of Jehozadak, the high priest, as well as the spirit of all the remnant of the people. And they came and began the work on the house of the LORD of Hosts, their God,

Treasury of Scripture

So built we the wall; and all the wall was joined together to the half thereof: for the people had a mind to work.

and all the wall (That is, the whole circuit of the wall was completed unto half the intended height.)

for the people (The original is very emphatic, wyhee laiv leam laasoth, 'for the people had a heart to work.' Their heart was engaged in it, and they went about it cheerfully and vigorously.)

had a mind

Nehemiah 6:15 So the wall was finished in the twenty and fifth day of the month …

1 Chronicles 29:3,14,17,18 Moreover, because I have set my affection to the house of my God, …

2 Chronicles 29:36 And Hezekiah rejoiced, and all the people, that God had prepared …

Psalm 110:3 Your people shall be willing in the day of your power, in the beauties …

2 Corinthians 8:16,17 But thanks be to God, which put the same earnest care into the heart …

Philippians 2:13 For it is God which works in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

Hebrews 13:21 Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you …







(6) Unto the half.--Up to half the height the wall was now continuous.

Verse 6. - So built we the wall. Rather, "and we (still) built the wall" Insults and gibes had no effect on us - did not touch us. Despite of them we steadily kept on our building, and the result was that soon all the wall was joined together unto the half thereof - the whole continuous line of wall was completed to half the contemplated height. For the people had a mind to work. Literally, "there was a heart to the people to work." They wrought, as we should say, "with a will"- they had their heart in the work. Insult and gibe rather stimulated than daunted them.

CHAPTER 4:7-23 So built we the wall,.... Went on in building it, notwithstanding their scoffs and threats:

and all the wall was joined together unto the half thereof; it was carried all round the city to half the height of it:

for the people had a mind to work; their heart was in it, they had a good will to it, and they made haste to finish it. 6. all the wall was joined together unto the half thereof—The whole circuit of the wall had been distributed in sections to various companies of the people, and was completed to the half of the intended height.4:1-6 Many a good work has been looked upon with contempt by proud and haughty scorners. Those who disagree in almost every thing, will unite in persecution. Nehemiah did not answer these fools according to their folly, but looked up to God by prayer. God's people have often been a despised people, but he hears all the slights that are put upon them, and it is their comfort that he does so. Nehemiah had reason to think that the hearts of those sinners were desperately hardened, else he would not have prayed that their sins might never be blotted out. Good work goes on well, when people have a mind to it. The reproaches of enemies should quicken us to our duty, not drive us from it.



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