Nehemiah 6:19
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English Standard Version
Also they spoke of his good deeds in my presence and reported my words to him. And Tobiah sent letters to make me afraid.

King James Bible
Also they reported his good deeds before me, and uttered my words to him. And Tobiah sent letters to put me in fear.

American Standard Version
Also they spake of his good deeds before me, and reported my words to him. And Tobiah sent letters to put me in fear.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they praised him also before me, and they related my words to him: And Tobias sent letters to put me in fear.

English Revised Version
Also they spake of his good deeds before me, and reported my words to him. And Tobiah sent letters to put me in fear.

Webster's Bible Translation
Also they reported his good deeds before me, and uttered my words to him. And Tobiah sent letters to put me in fear.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

"On this account was he hired that I might be afraid, and do so; and if I had sinned (by entering the holy place), it (my sin) would have been to them for an evil report, that they might defame me." The use of למאן before two sentences, the second of which expresses the purpose of the first, is peculiar: for this purpose, that I might fear, etc., was he hired. To enter and to shut himself within the holy place would have been a grave desecration of the house of God, which would have given occasion to his enemies to cast suspicion upon Nehemiah as a despiser of God's commands, and so to undermine his authority with the people. - In Nehemiah 6:14 Nehemiah concludes his account of the stratagems of his enemies, with the wish that God would think upon them according to their works. In expressing it, he names, besides Tobiah and Sanballat, the prophetess Noadiah and the rest of the prophets who, like Shemaiah, would have put him in fear: whence we perceive, 1st, that the case related (Nehemiah 6:10-13) is given as only one of the chief events of the kind (מיראים, like Nehemiah 6:9, Nehemiah 6:19); and 2nd, that false prophets were again busy in the congregation, as in the period preceding the captivity, and seeking to seduce the people from hearkening to the voice of the true prophets of God, who preached repentance and conversation as the conditions of prosperity.

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they reported

Proverbs 28:4 They that forsake the law praise the wicked: but such as keep the law contend with them.

John 7:7 The world cannot hate you; but me it hates, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil.

John 15:19 If you were of the world, the world would love his own: but because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world...

1 John 4:5 They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world hears them.

words. or, matters. to put

Nehemiah 6:9,13 For they all made us afraid, saying, Their hands shall be weakened from the work, that it be not done. Now therefore, O God...

Isaiah 37:10-14 Thus shall you speak to Hezekiah king of Judah, saying, Let not your God, in whom you trust, deceive you, saying...

Acts 4:18-21 And they called them, and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus...

Cross References
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 taken the daughter of Meshullam the son of Berechiah as his wife.

Nehemiah 7:1
Now when the wall had been built and I had set up the doors, and the gatekeepers, the singers, and the Levites had been appointed,

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