Nehemiah 4:16
NASB Lexicon
NASB ©HebrewStrong'sOrigin
From that dayהַיֹּ֣ום
(hai·yo·vm)
3117: daya prim. root
on, halfחֲצִ֣י
(cha·tzi)
2677: halffrom chatsah
of my servantsנְעָרַי֮
(ne·'a·rai)
5288: a boy, lad, youth, retainerof uncertain derivation
carriedעֹשִׂ֣ים
(o·sim)
6213a: do, makea prim. root
on the workבַּמְּלָאכָה֒
(bam·me·la·chah)
4399: occupation, workfrom the same as malak
while halfוְחֶצְיָ֗ם
(ve·chetz·yam)
2677: halffrom chatsah
of them heldמַחֲזִיקִים֙
(ma·cha·zi·kim)
2388: to be or grow firm or strong, strengthena prim. root
the spears,וְהָרְמָחִ֣ים
(ve·ha·re·ma·chim)
7420: a spear, lancefrom an unused word
the shields,הַמָּגִנִּ֔ים
(ham·ma·gin·nim,)
4043: a shieldfrom ganan
the bowsוְהַקְּשָׁתֹ֖ות
(ve·hak·ke·sha·to·vt)
7198: a bowperhaps from qush
and the breastplates;וְהַשִּׁרְיֹנִ֑ים
(ve·ha·shir·yo·nim;)
8302: body armorfrom an unused word
and the captainsוְהַ֨שָּׂרִ֔ים
(ve·has·sa·rim,)
8269: chieftain, chief, ruler, official, captain, princefrom an unused word
[were] behindאַחֲרֵ֖י
(a·cha·rei)
310: the hind or following partfrom achar
the wholeכָּל־
(kol-)
3605: the whole, allfrom kalal
houseבֵּ֥ית
(beit)
1004: a housea prim. root
of Judah.יְהוּדָֽה׃
(ye·hu·dah.)
3063: probably "praised," a son of Jacob, also his desc., the S. kingdom, also four Isr.probably from yadah







KJV Lexicon
And it came to pass from that time
yowm  (yome)
a day (as the warm hours),
forth that the half
chetsiy  (khay-tsee')
the half or middle -- half, middle, mid(-night), midst, part, two parts.
of my servants
na`ar  (nah'-ar)
babe, boy, child, damsel (from the margin), lad, servant, young (man).
wrought
`asah  (aw-saw')
to do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application
in the work
mla'kah  (mel-aw-kaw')
deputyship, i.e. ministry; generally, employment (never servile) or work (abstractly or concretely); also property (as the result of labor)
and the other half
chetsiy  (khay-tsee')
the half or middle -- half, middle, mid(-night), midst, part, two parts.
of them held
chazaq  (khaw-zak')
to fasten upon; hence, to seize, be strong (figuratively, courageous, causatively strengthen, cure, help, repair, fortify), obstinate; to bind, restrain, conquer
both the spears
romach  (ro'-makh)
a lance (as thrown); especially the iron point -- buckler, javelin, lancet, spear.
the shields
magen  (maw-gane')
a shield (i.e. the small one or buckler); figuratively, a protector; also the scaly hide of the crocodile -- armed, buckler, defence, ruler, + scale, shield.
and the bows
qesheth  (keh'-sheth)
of bending: a bow, for shooting (hence, figuratively, strength) or the iris -- arch(-er), + arrow, bow(-man, -shot).
and the habergeons
shiryown  (shir-yone')
a corslet (as if twisted) -- breastplate, coat of mail, habergeon, harness.
and the rulers
sar  (sar)
a head person (of any rank or class) -- captain (that had rule), chief (captain), general, governor, keeper, lord, (-task-)master, prince(-ipal), ruler, steward.
were behind
'achar  (akh-ar')
the hind part; generally used as an adverb or conjunction, after (in various senses)
all the house
bayith  (bah'-yith)
a house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.)
of Judah
Yhuwdah  (yeh-hoo-daw')
celebrated; Jehudah (or Judah), the name of five Israelites; also of the tribe descended from the first, and of its territory -- Judah.
Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
From that day on, half of my servants carried on the work while half of them held the spears, the shields, the bows and the breastplates; and the captains were behind the whole house of Judah.

King James Bible
And it came to pass from that time forth, that the half of my servants wrought in the work, and the other half of them held both the spears, the shields, and the bows, and the habergeons; and the rulers were behind all the house of Judah.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
From that day on, half of my men did the work while the other half held spears, shields, bows, and armor. The officers supported all the people of Judah,

International Standard Version
From that day on, half of my helpers engaged in the work while the other half kept spears, shields, bows, and armor ready. The senior officials backed all of the Judeans

NET Bible
From that day forward, half of my men were doing the work and half of them were taking up spears, shields, bows, and body armor. Now the officers were behind all the people of Judah

GOD'S WORD® Translation
From that day on, half of my men worked on the wall, and the other half were wearing body armor and holding spears, shields, and bows. The leaders stood behind all the Judeans

King James 2000 Bible
And it came to pass from that time forth, that the half of my servants worked in the work, and the other half of them held the spears, the shields, and the bows, and the armor; and the rulers supported all the house of Judah.
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