Nehemiah 5:16
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New International Version
Instead, I devoted myself to the work on this wall. All my men were assembled there for the work; we did not acquire any land.

New Living Translation
I also devoted myself to working on the wall and refused to acquire any land. And I required all my servants to spend time working on the wall.

English Standard Version
I also persevered in the work on this wall, and we acquired no land, and all my servants were gathered there for the work.

New American Standard Bible
I also applied myself to the work on this wall; we did not buy any land, and all my servants were gathered there for the work.

King James Bible
Yea, also I continued in the work of this wall, neither bought we any land: and all my servants were gathered thither unto the work.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Instead, I devoted myself to the construction of the wall, and all my subordinates were gathered there for the work. We didn't buy any land.

International Standard Version
Also, as I continued to work on the wall, we purchased no land, and all of my young men were employed in the work.

NET Bible
I gave myself to the work on this wall, without even purchasing a field. All my associates were gathered there for the work.

New Heart English Bible
Yes, also I continued in the work of this wall, neither bought we any land: and all my servants were gathered there to the work.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Instead, I put my best effort into the work on this wall, and we bought no land. All my men gathered here for work.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Yea, also I set hand to the work of this wall, neither bought we any land; and all my servants were gathered thither unto the work.

New American Standard 1977
And I also applied myself to the work on this wall; we did not buy any land, and all my servants were gathered there for the work.

Jubilee Bible 2000
In addition to this, I restored my part in the work of this wall, neither did we buy any inheritance; and all my servants were gathered together unto the work.

King James 2000 Bible
Yea, also I continued in the work of this wall, neither bought we any land: and all my servants were gathered there unto the work.

American King James Version
Yes, also I continued in the work of this wall, neither bought we any land: and all my servants were gathered thither to the work.

American Standard Version
Yea, also I continued in the work of this wall, neither bought we any land: and all my servants were gathered thither unto the work.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Moreover I built in the work of the wall, and I bought no land, and all my servants were gathered together to the work.

Darby Bible Translation
Yea, also I applied myself to this work of the wall, and we bought no fields; and all my servants were gathered thither for the work.

English Revised Version
Yea, also I continued in the work of this wall, neither bought we any land: and all my servants were gathered thither unto the work.

Webster's Bible Translation
Yea, also I continued in the work of this wall, neither bought we any land: and all my servants were gathered thither to the work.

World English Bible
Yes, also I continued in the work of this wall, neither bought we any land: and all my servants were gathered there to the work.

Young's Literal Translation
And also, in the work of this wall I have done mightily, even a field we have not bought, and all my servants are gathered there for the work;
Study Bible
Nehemiah's Generosity
15But the former governors who were before me laid burdens on the people and took from them bread and wine besides forty shekels of silver; even their servants domineered the people. But I did not do so because of the fear of God. 16I also applied myself to the work on this wall; we did not buy any land, and all my servants were gathered there for the work. 17Moreover, there were at my table one hundred and fifty Jews and officials, besides those who came to us from the nations that were around us.…
Cross References
Nehemiah 5:15
But the former governors who were before me laid burdens on the people and took from them bread and wine besides forty shekels of silver; even their servants domineered the people. But I did not do so because of the fear of God.

Nehemiah 5:17
Moreover, there were at my table one hundred and fifty Jews and officials, besides those who came to us from the nations that were around us.
Treasury of Scripture

Yes, also I continued in the work of this wall, neither bought we any land: and all my servants were gathered thither to the work.

I continued

Luke 8:15 But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good …

Romans 2:7 To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and …

1 Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brothers, be you steadfast, unmovable, always …

Galatians 6:9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall …

neither bought

Numbers 16:15 And Moses was very wroth, and said to the LORD, Respect not you their …

Acts 20:33-35 I have coveted no man's silver, or gold, or apparel…

1 Thessalonians 2:5,6 For neither at any time used we flattering words, as you know, nor …

all my

2 Corinthians 12:16-18 But be it so, I did not burden you: nevertheless, being crafty, I …

Philippians 2:20,21 For I have no man like minded, who will naturally care for your state…

(16) I continued.--I repaired: that is, as superintendent. His servants and himself did not take advantage of the people's poverty to acquire their land by mortgage; they were, on the contrary, absorbed in the common work.

Verse 16. - I continued in the work of this wall. Literally, "I repaired," like the others (Nehemiah 3:4-31). I employed myself not in buying up men's fields at low prices, and so enriching myself, but in the restoring and repairing of the wall, over which I exercised a constant superintendence. All my servants were gathered thither. See Nehemiah 4:16. Yea, also I continued in the work of this wall,.... Of building the wall of Jerusalem; here he gave his constant attendance to direct and encourage the workmen, and see that they kept to their work, and did it well:

neither bought we any land; neither he nor the principal men with him, though they could have bought it cheap, but they chose not to take the advantage of the poverty of the people:

and all my servants were gathered thither unto the work: all were employed in it, taking no wages for their work, being maintained at his expense. 5:14-19 Those who truly fear God, will not dare to do any thing cruel or unjust. Let all who are in public places remember that they are so placed to do good, not to enrich themselves. Nehemiah mentions it to God in prayer, not as if he had merited any favour from God, but to show that he depended upon God only, to make up to him what he had lost and laid out for his honour. Nehemiah evidently spake and acted as one that knew himself to be a sinner. He did not mean to claim a reward as of debt, but in the manner that the Lord rewards a cup of cold water given to a disciple for his sake. The fear and love of God in the heart, and true love of the brethren, will lead to every good work. These are proper evidences of justifying faith; and our reconciled God will look upon persons of this character for good, according to all they have done for his people.
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