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.

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.

New King James Version
And it happened, when our enemies heard that it was known to us, and that God had brought their plot to nothing, that all of us returned to the wall, everyone to his work.

New American Standard Bible
Now 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.

NASB 1995
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.

NASB 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.

Amplified Bible
Now when our enemies heard that we knew about their plot against us, and that God had frustrated their plan, we all returned to the wall, each one to 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.

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.

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.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Then when our enemies heard that the matter was known to us, and LORD JEHOVAH abolished their counsels, and we all returned and we went up to the wall and we were working, all of us, each man at 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Literal Standard Version
And it comes to pass, when our enemies have heard that it has been known to us, and God frustrates their counsel, and we return, all of us, to the wall, each to his work;

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.

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;

Additional Translations ...
Context
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.” 15 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. 16And from that day on, half of my servants 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 servants 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;









(15) We returned.--This verse remarkably condenses the frustration of the attempt and the cessation of the special guard.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
When
כַּֽאֲשֶׁר־ (ka·’ă·šer-)
Preposition-k | Pronoun - relative
Strong's 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 341: Hating, an adversary

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

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

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

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

and that God
הָאֱלֹהִ֖ים (hā·’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 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 6565: To break up, to violate, frustrate

each
כֻּלָּ֙נוּ֙ (kul·lā·nū)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common plural
Strong's 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 7725: To turn back, in, to retreat, again

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

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

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

the wall.
הַ֣חוֹמָ֔ה (ha·ḥō·w·māh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 2346: A wall of protection


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