Those who were rebuilding the wall and those who carried burdens took their
load with one hand doing the work and the other holding a weapon. 18
As for the builders, each wore
his sword girded at his side as he built, while the trumpeter stood
near me. 19
I said to the nobles, the officials and the rest of the people, The work is great and extensive, and we are separated on the wall far from one another. 20
At whatever place you hear the sound of the trumpet, rally to us there. Our God will fight for us.
21So we carried on the work with half of them holding spears from dawn until the stars appeared. 22At that time I also said to the people, Let each man with his servant spend the night within Jerusalem so that they may be a guard for us by night and a laborer by day. 23So neither I, my brothers, my servants, nor the men of the guard who followed me, none of us removed our clothes, each took his weapon even to the water.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
They all builded the wall and they that bare burdens laded themselves; every one with one of his hands wrought in the work, and with the other held his weapon;
Of them that built on the wall and that carried burdens, and that laded: with one of his hands he did the work, and with the other he held a sword.
Darby Bible Translation
They that built on the wall, and they that bore burdens, with those that loaded, wrought in the work with one hand, and with the other they held a weapon.
English Revised Version
They that builded the wall and they that bare burdens laded themselves, every one with one of his hands wrought in the work, and with the other held his weapon;
Webster's Bible Translation
They who built on the wall, and they that bore burdens, with those that laded, every one with one of his hands wrought in the work, and with the other hand held a weapon.
World English Bible
They all built the wall and those who bore burdens loaded themselves; everyone with one of his hands worked in the work, and with the other held his weapon;
Young's Literal Translation
The builders on the wall, and the bearers of the burden, those lading, each with one of his hands is working in the business, and one is laying hold of the missile.
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