Nehemiah 4:15
New International Version
When our enemies heard that we were aware of their plot and that God had frustrated it, we all returned to the wall, each to our own work.

New Living Translation
When our enemies heard that we knew of their plans and that God had frustrated them, we all returned to our work on the wall.

English Standard Version
When our enemies heard that it was known to us and that God had frustrated their plan, we all returned to the wall, each to his work.

Berean Study Bible
When our enemies heard that we were aware of their scheme and that God had frustrated it, each of us returned to his own work on the wall.

New American Standard Bible
When our enemies heard that it was known to us, and that God had frustrated their plan, then all of us returned to the wall, each one to his work.

King James Bible
And it came to pass, when our enemies heard that it was known unto us, and God had brought their counsel to nought, that we returned all of us to the wall, every one unto his work.

Christian Standard Bible
When our enemies heard that we knew their scheme and that God had frustrated it, every one of us returned to his own work on the wall.

Contemporary English Version
Our enemies found out that we knew about their plot against us, but God kept them from doing what they had planned. So we went back to work on the wall.

Good News Translation
Our enemies heard that we had found out what they were plotting, and they realized that God had defeated their plans. Then all of us went back to rebuilding the wall.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When our enemies heard that we knew their scheme and that God had frustrated it, every one of us returned to his own work on the wall.

International Standard Version
Our opponents heard that we had learned about them, that God had brought their plans to failure, and that each and every one of us had come to work on the wall.

NET Bible
It so happened that when our adversaries heard that we were aware of these matters, God frustrated their intentions. Then all of us returned to the wall, each to his own work.

New Heart English Bible
It happened, when our enemies heard that it was known to us, and God had brought their counsel to nothing, that we returned all of us to the wall, everyone to his work.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When our enemies heard that we knew about their plots and that God had prevented their plans from being successful, we all went back to the work on the wall. Each person performed his own job.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And it came to pass, when our enemies heard that it was known unto us, and God had brought their counsel to nought, that we returned all of us to the wall, every one unto his work.

New American Standard 1977
And it happened when our enemies heard that it was known to us, and that God had frustrated their plan, then all of us returned to the wall, each one to his work.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And it came to pass when our enemies heard that we had understood it, God brought their counsel to nought, and we returned all of us to the wall, each one unto his work.

King James 2000 Bible
And it came to pass, when our enemies heard that it was known unto us, and God had brought their counsel to nothing, that we returned all of us to the wall, everyone unto his work.

American King James Version
And it came to pass, when our enemies heard that it was known to us, and God had brought their counsel to nothing, that we returned all of us to the wall, every one to his work.

American Standard Version
And it came to pass, when our enemies heard that it was known unto us, and God had brought their counsel to nought, that we returned all of us to the wall, every one unto his work.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And it came to pass, when our enemies heard that it was made known to us, and God had frustrated their counsel, that we all returned to the wall, every man to his work.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And it came to pass, when our enemies heard that the thing had been told us, that God defeated their counsel. And we returned all of us to the walls, every man to his work.

Darby Bible Translation
And it came to pass that when our enemies heard that it was known to us, and that God had defeated their counsel, we returned all of us to the wall, every one to his work.

English Revised Version
And it came to pass, when our enemies heard that it was known unto us, and God had brought their counsel to nought, that we returned all of us to the wall, every one unto his work.

Webster's Bible Translation
And it came to pass, when our enemies heard that it was known to us, and God had brought their counsel to naught, that we returned all of us to the wall, every one to his work.

World English Bible
It happened, when our enemies heard that it was known to us, and God had brought their counsel to nothing, that we returned all of us to the wall, everyone to his work.

Young's Literal Translation
And it cometh to pass, when our enemies have heard that it hath been known to us, and God doth frustrate their counsel, and we turn back, all of us, unto the wall, each unto his work;
Study Bible
Discouragement Overcome
14After I had made an inspection, I stood up and said to the nobles, the officials, and the rest of the people, “Do not be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome, and fight for your brothers, your sons and your daughters, your wives and your homes.” 15When our enemies heard that we were aware of their scheme and that God had frustrated it, each of us returned to his own work on the wall. 16And from that day on, half of my men did the work while the other half held spears, shields, bows, and armor. The officers stationed themselves behind all the people of Judah…
Cross References
2 Samuel 17:14
Then Absalom and all the men of Israel said, "The advice of Hushai the Archite is better than that of Ahithophel." For the LORD had purposed to thwart the good counsel of Ahithophel, in order to bring disaster on Absalom.

Nehemiah 4:16
And from that day on, half of my men did the work while the other half held spears, shields, bows, and armor. The officers stationed themselves behind all the people of Judah

Treasury of Scripture

And it came to pass, when our enemies heard that it was known to us, and God had brought their counsel to nothing, that we returned all of us to the wall, every one to his work.

God

2 Samuel 15:31
And one told David, saying, Ahithophel is among the conspirators with Absalom. And David said, O LORD, I pray thee, turn the counsel of Ahithophel into foolishness.

2 Samuel 17:14
And Absalom and all the men of Israel said, The counsel of Hushai the Archite is better than the counsel of Ahithophel. For the LORD had appointed to defeat the good counsel of Ahithophel, to the intent that the LORD might bring evil upon Absalom.

Job 5:12,13
He disappointeth the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot perform their enterprise…

every one

Mark 13:34
For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch.

Romans 12:11
Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;

1 Thessalonians 4:11
And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you;







Lexicon
When
כַּֽאֲשֶׁר־ (ka·’ă·šer-)
Preposition-k | Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

our enemies
אוֹיְבֵ֙ינוּ֙ (’ō·wy·ḇê·nū)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 341: Hating, an adversary

heard
שָׁמְע֤וּ (šā·mə·‘ū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 8085: To hear intelligently

that
כִּי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

we were aware
נ֣וֹדַֽע (nō·w·ḏa‘)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3045: To know

of their scheme
עֲצָתָ֑ם (‘ă·ṣā·ṯām)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6098: Advice, plan, prudence

and that God
הָאֱלֹהִ֖ים (hā·’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

had frustrated it,
וַיָּ֥פֶר (way·yā·p̄er)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6565: To break up, to violate, frustrate

each
כֻּלָּ֙נוּ֙ (kul·lā·nū)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

of us returned
וַנָּ֤שָׁב (wan·nā·šāḇ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 7725: To turn back, in, to retreat, again

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

his own work
מְלַאכְתּֽוֹ׃ (mə·laḵ·tōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4399: Deputyship, ministry, employment, work, property

on
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

the wall.
הַ֣חוֹמָ֔ה (ha·ḥō·w·māh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2346: A wall of protection
(15) We returned.--This verse remarkably condenses the frustration of the attempt and the cessation of the special guard.

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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