Nehemiah 4:1
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New International Version
When Sanballat heard that we were rebuilding the wall, he became angry and was greatly incensed. He ridiculed the Jews,

New Living Translation
Sanballat was very angry when he learned that we were rebuilding the wall. He flew into a rage and mocked the Jews,

English Standard Version
Now when Sanballat heard that we were building the wall, he was angry and greatly enraged, and he jeered at the Jews.

Berean Study Bible
Now when Sanballat heard that we were rebuilding the wall, he became furious and was filled with indignation. He ridiculed the Jews

New American Standard Bible
Now it came about that when Sanballat heard that we were rebuilding the wall, he became furious and very angry and mocked the Jews.

King James Bible
But it came to pass, that when Sanballat heard that we builded the wall, he was wroth, and took great indignation, and mocked the Jews.

Christian Standard Bible
When Sanballat heard that we were rebuilding the wall, he became furious. He mocked the Jews

Contemporary English Version
When Sanballat, the governor of Samaria, heard that we were rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem, he became angry and started insulting our people.

Good News Translation
When Sanballat heard that we Jews had begun rebuilding the wall, he became furious and began to ridicule us.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When Sanballat heard that we were rebuilding the wall, he became furious. He mocked the Jews

International Standard Version
When Sanballat heard that we were reconstructing the wall, he flew into a rage, became indignant, and mocked the Jews.

NET Bible
Now when Sanballat heard that we were rebuilding the wall he became angry and was quite upset. He derided the Jews,

New Heart English Bible
But it happened that when Sanballat heard that we were building the wall, he was angry, and took great indignation, and mocked the Jews.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When Sanballat heard we were rebuilding the wall, he became enraged and made fun of the Jews.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But it came to pass that, when Sanballat heard that we builded the wall, he was wroth, and took great indignation, and mocked the Jews.

New American Standard 1977
Now it came about that when Sanballat heard that we were rebuilding the wall, he became furious and very angry and mocked the Jews.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But it came to pass that when Sanballat heard that we were building the wall, he was wroth and took great indignation and mocked the Jews.

King James 2000 Bible
But it came to pass, that when Sanballat heard that we built the wall, he was angry, and felt great indignation, and mocked the Jews.

American King James Version
But it came to pass, that when Sanballat heard that we built the wall, he was wroth, and took great indignation, and mocked the Jews.

American Standard Version
But it came to pass that, when Sanballat heard that we were building the wall, he was wroth, and took great indignation, and mocked the Jews.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And it came to pass, that when Sanaballat heard that we were building the wall he was angry: and being moved exceedingly he scoffed at the Jews.

Darby Bible Translation
And it came to pass that when Sanballat heard that we built the wall, he was angry and very indignant, and mocked the Jews.

English Revised Version
But it came to pass that, when Sanballat heard that we builded the wall, he was wroth, and took great indignation, and mocked the Jews.

Webster's Bible Translation
But it came to pass that when Sanballat heard that we were building the wall, he was wroth, and took great indignation, and mocked the Jews.

World English Bible
But it happened that when Sanballat heard that we were building the wall, he was angry, and took great indignation, and mocked the Jews.

Young's Literal Translation
And it cometh to pass, when Sanballat hath heard that we are building the wall, that it is displeasing to him, and he is very angry and mocketh at the Jews,
Study Bible
The Work is Ridiculed
1Now when Sanballat heard that we were rebuilding the wall, he became furious and was filled with indignation. He ridiculed the Jews 2before his associates and the army of Samaria, saying, “What are these feeble Jews doing? Can they restore the wall by themselves? Will they offer sacrifices? Will they complete it in a day? Can they bring these burnt stones back to life from the mounds of rubble?”…
Cross References
Matthew 2:16
When Herod saw that he had been outwitted by the Magi, he was filled with rage. Sending orders, he put to death all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity who were two years old and under, according to the time he had learned from the Magi.

Nehemiah 2:10
But when Sanballat the Horonite and Tobiah the Ammonite official heard about this, they were deeply disturbed that someone had come to seek the well-being of the Israelites.

Nehemiah 2:19
When Sanballat the Horonite, Tobiah the Ammonite official, and Geshem the Arab heard about this, they mocked us and ridiculed us, saying, "What is this you are doing? Are you rebelling against the king?"

Nehemiah 6:15
So the wall was completed in fifty-two days, on the twenty-fifth of Elul.

Nehemiah 6:16
When all our enemies heard about this, all the surrounding nations feared and were disheartened, for they realized that this task had been accomplished by our God.

Nehemiah 13:28
Even one of the sons of Jehoiada son of Eliashib the high priest had become a son-in-law to Sanballat the Horonite. Therefore I drove him away from me.

Jeremiah 38:19
But King Zedekiah said to Jeremiah, "I am afraid of the Jews who have deserted to the Chaldeans, for the Chaldeans may hand me over to them to abuse me."

Treasury of Scripture

But it came to pass, that when Sanballat heard that we built the wall, he was wroth, and took great indignation, and mocked the Jews.

Sanballat

Nehemiah 2:10,19 When Sanballat the Horonite, and Tobiah the servant, the Ammonite, …

Ezra 4:1-5 Now when the adversaries of Judah and Benjamin heard that the children …

Acts 5:17 Then the high priest rose up, and all they that were with him, (which …

mocked

Psalm 35:15,16 But in my adversity they rejoiced, and gathered themselves together: …

Psalm 44:13,14 You make us a reproach to our neighbors, a scorn and a derision to …

Matthew 27:29 And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it on his head, …

Hebrews 11:36 And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yes, moreover …







(1) Mocked the Jews.--The mockery comes afterwards. Here, as often in Nehemiah, a general statement is made which is afterwards expanded.

But it came to pass, that when Sanballat heard that we builded the wall,.... Or were building it; for as yet it was not finished, see Nehemiah 4:6,

he was wroth, and took great indignation; inwardly, though outwardly he pretended to treat the work with contempt, as if it never would be accomplished, which yet he feared:

and mocked the Jews; as a set of foolish builders, and unable to finish what they had begun. CHAPTER 4

Ne 4:1-6. While the Enemies Scoff, Nehemiah Prays to God, and Continues the Work.

1. when Sanballat heard that we builded the wall, he was wroth—The Samaritan faction showed their bitter animosity to the Jews on discovering the systematic design of refortifying Jerusalem. Their opposition was confined at first to scoffs and insults, in heaping which the governors made themselves conspicuous, and circulated all sorts of disparaging reflections that might increase the feelings of hatred and contempt for them in their own party. The weakness of the Jews in respect of wealth and numbers, the absurdity of their purpose apparently to reconstruct the walls and celebrate the feast of dedication in one day, the idea of raising the walls on their old foundations, as well as using the charred and mouldering debris of the ruins as the materials for the restored buildings, and the hope of such a parapet as they could raise being capable of serving as a fortress of defense—these all afforded fertile subjects of hostile ridicule.4:1-6 Many a good work has been looked upon with contempt by proud and haughty scorners. Those who disagree in almost every thing, will unite in persecution. Nehemiah did not answer these fools according to their folly, but looked up to God by prayer. God's people have often been a despised people, but he hears all the slights that are put upon them, and it is their comfort that he does so. Nehemiah had reason to think that the hearts of those sinners were desperately hardened, else he would not have prayed that their sins might never be blotted out. Good work goes on well, when people have a mind to it. The reproaches of enemies should quicken us to our duty, not drive us from it.
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