Nehemiah 4:10
New International Version
Meanwhile, the people in Judah said, "The strength of the laborers is giving out, and there is so much rubble that we cannot rebuild the wall."

New Living Translation
Then the people of Judah began to complain, “The workers are getting tired, and there is so much rubble to be moved. We will never be able to build the wall by ourselves.”

English Standard Version
In Judah it was said, “The strength of those who bear the burdens is failing. There is too much rubble. By ourselves we will not be able to rebuild the wall.”

Berean Study Bible
Meanwhile, the people of Judah said: “The strength of the laborer fails, and there is so much rubble that we will never be able to rebuild the wall.”

New American Standard Bible
Thus in Judah it was said, "The strength of the burden bearers is failing, Yet there is much rubbish; And we ourselves are unable To rebuild the wall."

New King James Version
Then Judah said, “The strength of the laborers is failing, and there is so much rubbish that we are not able to build the wall.”

King James Bible
And Judah said, The strength of the bearers of burdens is decayed, and there is much rubbish; so that we are not able to build the wall.

Christian Standard Bible
In Judah, it was said: The strength of the laborer fails, since there is so much rubble. We will never be able to rebuild the wall.

Contemporary English Version
Meanwhile, the people of Judah were singing a sorrowful song: "So much rubble for us to haul! Worn out and weary, will we ever finish this wall?"

Good News Translation
The people of Judah had a song they sang: "We grow weak carrying burdens; There's so much rubble to take away. How can we build the wall today?"

Holman Christian Standard Bible
In Judah, it was said: The strength of the laborer fails, since there is so much rubble. We will never be able to rebuild the wall.

International Standard Version
Meanwhile, the people of Judah said, "The builders are tired and there's so much rubble that we can't reconstruct the wall!"

NET Bible
Then those in Judah said, "The strength of the laborers has failed! The debris is so great that we are unable to rebuild the wall."

New Heart English Bible
Judah said, "The strength of the bearers of burdens is fading, and there is much rubbish; so that we are not able to build the wall."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then the people of Judah said, "The work crews are worn out, and there is too much rubble. We can't continue to rebuild the wall."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Judah said: 'The strength of the bearers of burdens is decayed, and there is much rubbish; so that we are not able to build the wall.'

New American Standard 1977
Thus in Judah it was said, “The strength of the burden bearers is failing, Yet there is much rubbish; And we ourselves are unable To rebuild the wall.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Judah said, The strength of the bearers of burdens is decayed, and there is much rubbish so that we are not able to build the wall.

King James 2000 Bible
And Judah said, The strength of the bearers of burdens is failing, and there is much rubbish; so that we are not able to build the wall.

American King James Version
And Judah said, The strength of the bearers of burdens is decayed, and there is much rubbish; so that we are not able to build the wall.

American Standard Version
And Judah said, The strength of the bearers of burdens is decayed, and there is much rubbish; so that we are not able to build the wall.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Juda said, The strength of the enemies is broken, yet there is much rubbish, and we shall not be able to build the wall.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Juda said: The strength of the bearer of burdens is decayed, and the rubbish is very much, and we shall not be able to build the wall.

Darby Bible Translation
And Judah said, The strength of the bearers of burdens faileth, and there is much rubbish; so that we are not able to build at the wall.

English Revised Version
And Judah said, The strength of the bearers of burdens is decayed, and there is much rubbish; so that we are not able to build the wall.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Judah said, The strength of the bearers of burdens is decayed, and there is much rubbish; so that we are not able to build the wall.

World English Bible
Judah said, "The strength of the bearers of burdens is fading, and there is much rubbish; so that we are not able to build the wall."

Young's Literal Translation
And Judah saith, 'The power of the burden-bearers hath become feeble, and the rubbish is abundant, and we are not able to build on the wall.'
Study Bible
Discouragement Overcome
9So we prayed to our God and posted a guard against them day and night. 10Meanwhile, the people of Judah said: “The strength of the laborer fails, and there is so much rubble that we will never be able to rebuild the wall.” 11And our enemies said, “Before they know or see a thing, we will come into their midst, kill them, and put an end to the work.”…
Cross References
2 Chronicles 34:13
were over the laborers and supervised all who did the work, task by task. Some of the Levites were secretaries, officers, and gatekeepers.

Nehemiah 4:2
before 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?"

Nehemiah 4:9
So we prayed to our God and posted a guard against them day and night.

Nehemiah 4:11
And our enemies said, "Before they know or see a thing, we will come into their midst, kill them, and put an end to the work."

Treasury of Scripture

And Judah said, The strength of the bearers of burdens is decayed, and there is much rubbish; so that we are not able to build the wall.

The strength

Numbers 13:31
But the men that went up with him said, We be not able to go up against the people; for they are stronger than we.

Numbers 32:9
For when they went up unto the valley of Eshcol, and saw the land, they discouraged the heart of the children of Israel, that they should not go into the land which the LORD had given them.

Psalm 11:1,2
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. In the LORD put I my trust: how say ye to my soul, Flee as a bird to your mountain? …

bearers

2 Chronicles 2:18
And he set threescore and ten thousand of them to be bearers of burdens, and fourscore thousand to be hewers in the mountain, and three thousand and six hundred overseers to set the people a work.

Ezekiel 29:18
Son of man, Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon caused his army to serve a great service against Tyrus: every head was made bald, and every shoulder was peeled: yet had he no wages, nor his army, for Tyrus, for the service that he had served against it:







Lexicon
Meanwhile, the people of Judah
יְהוּדָ֗ה (yə·hū·ḏāh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3063: Judah -- 'praised', a son of Jacob, also the southern kingdom, also four Israelites

said:
וַיֹּ֣אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

“The strength
כֹּ֣חַ (kō·aḥ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3581: A small reptile (of unknown species)

of the laborer
הַסַּבָּ֔ל (has·sab·bāl)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5449: Burden bearer

fails,
כָּשַׁל֙ (kā·šal)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3782: To totter, waver, to falter, stumble, faint, fall

and there is so much
הַרְבֵּ֑ה (har·bêh)
Verb - Hifil - Infinitive absolute
Strong's Hebrew 7235: To be or become much, many or great

rubble
וְהֶעָפָ֖ר (wə·he·‘ā·p̄ār)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6083: Dust, clay, earth, mud

that we
וַאֲנַ֙חְנוּ֙ (wa·’ă·naḥ·nū)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 587: We

will never
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

be able
נוּכַ֔ל (nū·ḵal)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 3201: To be able, have power

to rebuild
לִבְנ֖וֹת (liḇ·nō·wṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 1129: To build

the wall.”
בַּחוֹמָֽה׃ (ba·ḥō·w·māh)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2346: A wall of protection
(10) And Judah said.--As hereafter, in the case of the complaints of the people (Nehemiah 5), the writer gives a summary of difficulties. The Jews, or "Judah"--a significant term--complained of their growing feebleness, especially as so many were diverted to the watches.

Verse 10. - The strength of the bearers of burdens is decayed. The complaint seems to be, that by the drawing off of men from the working parties to act as guards, those parties were so weakened that they could not continue the work, the quantity of rubbish being so great. 4:7-15 The hindering good work is what bad men aim at, and promise themselves success in; but good work is God's work, and it shall prosper. God has many ways of bringing to light, and so of bringing to nought, the devices and designs of his church's enemies. If our enemies cannot frighten us from duty, or deceive us into sin, they cannot hurt us. Nehemiah put himself and his cause under the Divine protection. It was the way of this good man, and should be our way. All his cares, all his griefs, all his fears, he spread before God. Before he used any means, he made his prayer to God. Having prayed, he set a watch against the enemy. If we think to secure ourselves by prayer, without watchfulness, we are slothful, and tempt God; if by watchfulness, without prayer, we are proud, and slight God: either way, we forfeit his protection. God's care of our safety, should engage and encourage us to go on with vigour in our duty. As soon as a danger is over, let us return to our work, and trust God another time.
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