Nehemiah 4:9
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New International Version
But we prayed to our God and posted a guard day and night to meet this threat.

New Living Translation
But we prayed to our God and guarded the city day and night to protect ourselves.

English Standard Version
And we prayed to our God and set a guard as a protection against them day and night.

New American Standard Bible
But we prayed to our God, and because of them we set up a guard against them day and night.

King James Bible
Nevertheless we made our prayer unto our God, and set a watch against them day and night, because of them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So we prayed to our God and stationed a guard because of them day and night.

International Standard Version
But we prayed to our God. We also set up guards day and night because of them.

NET Bible
So we prayed to our God and stationed a guard to protect against them both day and night.

New Heart English Bible
But we made our prayer to our God, and set a watch against them day and night, because of them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But we prayed to our God and set guards to protect us day and night.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But we made our prayer unto our God, and set a watch against them day and night, because of them.

New American Standard 1977
But we prayed to our God, and because of them we set up a guard against them day and night.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Nevertheless, we made our prayer unto our God and set a watch over the builders day and night because of them.

King James 2000 Bible
Nevertheless we made our prayer unto our God, and set a watch against them day and night, because of them.

American King James Version
Nevertheless we made our prayer to our God, and set a watch against them day and night, because of them.

American Standard Version
But we made our prayer unto our God, and set a watch against them day and night, because of them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And we prayed to our God, and set watchmen upon the wall day and night against them.

Darby Bible Translation
Then we prayed to our God, and set a watch against them day and night, because of them.

English Revised Version
But we made our prayer unto our God, and set a watch against them day and night, because of them.

Webster's Bible Translation
Nevertheless we made our prayer to our God, and set a watch against them day and night, because of them.

World English Bible
But we made our prayer to our God, and set a watch against them day and night, because of them.

Young's Literal Translation
And we pray unto our God, and appoint a watch against them, by day and by night, because of them.
Study Bible
Discouragement Overcome
8All of them conspired together to come and fight against Jerusalem and to cause a disturbance in it. 9But we prayed to our God, and because of them we set up a guard against them day and night. 10Thus in Judah it was said, "The strength of the burden bearers is failing, Yet there is much rubbish; And we ourselves are unable To rebuild the wall."…
Cross References
Nehemiah 4:10
Thus in Judah it was said, "The strength of the burden bearers is failing, Yet there is much rubbish; And we ourselves are unable To rebuild the wall."

Nehemiah 4:11
Our enemies said, "They will not know or see until we come among them, kill them and put a stop to the work."
Treasury of Scripture

Nevertheless we made our prayer to our God, and set a watch against them day and night, because of them.

Nevertheless

Nehemiah 4:11 And our adversaries said, They shall not know, neither see, till …

Genesis 32:9-12,28 And Jacob said, O God of my father Abraham, and God of my father …

2 Kings 19:14-19 And Hezekiah received the letter of the hand of the messengers, and …

Psalm 50:15 And call on me in the day of trouble: I will deliver you, and you …

Psalm 55:16-22 As for me, I will call on God; and the LORD shall save me…

Luke 6:11,12 And they were filled with madness; and communed one with another …

Acts 4:24-30 And when they heard that, they lifted up their voice to God with …

set a watch

Matthew 26:41 Watch and pray, that you enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed …

Luke 21:36 Watch you therefore, and pray always, that you may be accounted worthy …

1 Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring …

(9) Because of them.--Rather, over against them: opposite to each point of their encampment. The setting watch was accompanied by solemn and united prayer.

Verse 9. - We... set a watch against them day and night, because of them. Rather, "over against, them,". "opposite to them" - opposite, that m, to the point from which they were expected to make their attack. Nevertheless, we made our prayer unto our God,.... Spread their case before him in prayer, entreating direction and help from him:

and set a watch against them day and night, because of them; to give notice of their approach, that they might prepare to defend themselves; though they prayed to God, and trusted in him for deliverance, they did not neglect the use of means. 4:7-15 The hindering good work is what bad men aim at, and promise themselves success in; but good work is God's work, and it shall prosper. God has many ways of bringing to light, and so of bringing to nought, the devices and designs of his church's enemies. If our enemies cannot frighten us from duty, or deceive us into sin, they cannot hurt us. Nehemiah put himself and his cause under the Divine protection. It was the way of this good man, and should be our way. All his cares, all his griefs, all his fears, he spread before God. Before he used any means, he made his prayer to God. Having prayed, he set a watch against the enemy. If we think to secure ourselves by prayer, without watchfulness, we are slothful, and tempt God; if by watchfulness, without prayer, we are proud, and slight God: either way, we forfeit his protection. God's care of our safety, should engage and encourage us to go on with vigour in our duty. As soon as a danger is over, let us return to our work, and trust God another time.
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