New American Standard Bible
Then Sanballat sent his servant to me in the same manner a fifth time with an open letter in his hand.
King James Bible
Then sent Sanballat his servant unto me in like manner the fifth time with an open letter in his hand;
Darby Bible Translation
Then sent Sanballat his servant to me in this manner the fifth time, with an open letter in his hand,
World English Bible
Then Sanballat sent his servant to me the same way the fifth time with an open letter in his hand,
Young's Literal Translation
And Sanballat sendeth unto me, according to this word, a fifth time, his servant, and an open letter in his hand;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The letter was "open," in order that the contents might be generally known, and that the Jews, alarmed at the threats contained in it, might refuse to continue the work.
LibrarySharon. Caphar Lodim. The Village of those of Lydda.
Between Lydda and the sea, a spacious valley runs out, here and there widely spreading itself, and sprinkled with villages. The holy page of the New Testament [Acts 9:35] calls it Saron: and that of the Old calls the whole, perhaps, or some part of it, 'the plain of Ono,' Nehemiah 6:2, 11:35; 1 Chronicles 8:12... The wine of Sharon is of great fame, with which they mixed two parts water: and remarkable is that they say concerning the houses of Sharon. R. Lazar saith, "He that builds a brick house …
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica
They sent messages to me four times in this manner, and I answered them in the same way.
In it was written, "It is reported among the nations, and Gashmu says, that you and the Jews are planning to rebel; therefore you are rebuilding the wall. And you are to be their king, according to these reports.
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