Nehemiah 6:17
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New International Version
Also, in those days the nobles of Judah were sending many letters to Tobiah, and replies from Tobiah kept coming to them.

New Living Translation
During those fifty-two days, many letters went back and forth between Tobiah and the nobles of Judah.

English Standard Version
Moreover, in those days the nobles of Judah sent many letters to Tobiah, and Tobiah’s letters came to them.

New American Standard Bible
Also in those days many letters went from the nobles of Judah to Tobiah, and Tobiah's letters came to them.

King James Bible
Moreover in those days the nobles of Judah sent many letters unto Tobiah, and the letters of Tobiah came unto them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
During those days, the nobles of Judah sent many letters to Tobiah, and Tobiah's letters came to them.

International Standard Version
Meanwhile, at that time the nobles of Judah continued to send many letters to Tobiah, and Tobiah kept sending letters to them.

NET Bible
In those days the aristocrats of Judah repeatedly sent letters to Tobiah, and responses from Tobiah were repeatedly coming to them.

New Heart English Bible
Moreover in those days the nobles of Judah sent many letters to Tobiah, and Tobiah's letters came to them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
In those days the nobles of Judah sent many letters to Tobiah, and Tobiah sent many letters back to them.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Moreover in those days the nobles of Judah sent many letters unto Tobiah, and the letters of Tobiah came unto them.

New American Standard 1977
Also in those days many letters went from the nobles of Judah to Tobiah, and Tobiah’s letters came to them.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Likewise, in those days the principals of Judah sent many letters unto Tobiah, and the letters of Tobiah came unto them.

King James 2000 Bible
Moreover in those days the nobles of Judah sent many letters unto Tobiah, and the letters of Tobiah came unto them.

American King James Version
Moreover in those days the nobles of Judah sent many letters to Tobiah, and the letters of Tobiah came to them.

American Standard Version
Moreover in those days the nobles of Judah sent many letters unto Tobiah, and the letters of Tobiah came unto them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Moreover in those days many letters were sent by the principal men of the Jews to Tobias, and from Tobias there came letters to them.

Darby Bible Translation
Moreover in those days the nobles of Judah sent many letters to Tobijah, and those of Tobijah came to them.

English Revised Version
Moreover in those days the nobles of Judah sent many letters unto Tobiah, and the letters of Tobiah came unto them.

Webster's Bible Translation
Moreover, in those days the nobles of Judah sent many letters to Tobiah, and the letters of Tobiah came to them.

World English Bible
Moreover in those days the nobles of Judah sent many letters to Tobiah, and [the letters] of Tobiah came to them.

Young's Literal Translation
Also, in those days the freemen of Judah are multiplying their letters going unto Tobiah, and those of Tobiah are coming in unto them;
Study Bible
Completion of the Wall
16When all our enemies heard of it, and all the nations surrounding us saw it, they lost their confidence; for they recognized that this work had been accomplished with the help of our God. 17Also in those days many letters went from the nobles of Judah to Tobiah, and Tobiah's letters came to them. 18For many in Judah were bound by oath to him because he was the son-in-law of Shecaniah the son of Arah, and his son Jehohanan had married the daughter of Meshullam the son of Berechiah.…
Cross References
Nehemiah 6:16
When all our enemies heard of it, and all the nations surrounding us saw it, they lost their confidence; for they recognized that this work had been accomplished with the help of our God.

Nehemiah 6:18
For many in Judah were bound by oath to him because he was the son-in-law of Shecaniah the son of Arah, and his son Jehohanan had married the daughter of Meshullam the son of Berechiah.

Nehemiah 13:4
Now prior to this, Eliashib the priest, who was appointed over the chambers of the house of our God, being related to Tobiah,
Treasury of Scripture

Moreover in those days the nobles of Judah sent many letters to Tobiah, and the letters of Tobiah came to them.

the nobles

Nehemiah 3:5 And next to them the Tekoites repaired; but their nobles put not …

Nehemiah 5:7 Then I consulted with myself, and I rebuked the nobles, and the rulers, …

Nehemiah 13:28 And one of the sons of Joiada, the son of Eliashib the high priest, …

Micah 7:1-6 Woe is me! for I am as when they have gathered the summer fruits, …

Matthew 24:10-12 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and …

sent many letters unto Tobiah. Heb. multiplied their letters passing to Tobiah

(17-19) A supplementary account is here introduced, explaining the intrigues within Jerusalem to which reference has been made.

(17) Many letters.--There was a large correspondence between Tobiah and the nobles of Judah.

Verse 17. - Moreover in those days. Ewald supposes that the circumstances here related (vers. 17-19) were subsequent to the completion of the wall ('History of Israel,' vol. 5. p. 157); but the expression "in those days" seems rather to throw back the events into the time during which the wall was in building. The passage is a sort of explanatory note, showing us how Tobiah came to be able to raise those intrigues inside Jerusalem which have been mentioned in vers. 12-14. And the letters of Tobiah came unto them. Rather, "and many were the letters of Tobiah which came to them." Moreover, in those days,.... While the wall was building:

the nobles of Judah sent many letters to Tobiah, and the letters of Tobiah came unto them; letters passed between them frequently, they informing him how things went on at Jerusalem, and he advising them to what was detrimental to the true interest of their nation; such false friends had Nehemiah about him, and yet the work succeeded under him; which showed it the more to be of God. 6:15-19 The wall was begun and finished in fifty-two days, though they rested on the sabbaths. A great deal of work may be done in a little time, if we set about it in earnest, and keep close to it. See the mischief of marrying with strangers. When men once became akin to Tobiah, they soon became sworn to him. A sinful love leads to a sinful league. The enemy of souls employs many instruments, and forms many projects, to bring reproach on the active servants of God, or to take them from their work. But we should follow the example of Him who laid down his life for the sheep. Those that simply cleave to the Lord and his work will be supported.
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