Nehemiah 4:17
New International Version
who were building the wall. Those who carried materials did their work with one hand and held a weapon in the other,

New Living Translation
who were building the wall. The laborers carried on their work with one hand supporting their load and one hand holding a weapon.

English Standard Version
who were building on the wall. Those who carried burdens were loaded in such a way that each labored on the work with one hand and held his weapon with the other.

Berean Study Bible
who were rebuilding the wall. The laborers who carried materials worked with one hand and held a weapon with the other.

New American Standard Bible
Those who were rebuilding the wall and those who carried burdens took their load with one hand doing the work and the other holding a weapon.

King James Bible
They which builded on the wall, and they that bare burdens, with those that laded, every one with one of his hands wrought in the work, and with the other hand held a weapon.

Christian Standard Bible
who were rebuilding the wall. The laborers who carried the loads worked with one hand and held a weapon with the other.

Contemporary English Version
who were rebuilding the wall. Everyone who hauled building materials kept one hand free to carry a weapon.

Good News Translation
who were rebuilding the wall. Even those who carried building materials worked with one hand and kept a weapon in the other,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
who were rebuilding the wall. The laborers who carried the loads worked with one hand and held a weapon with the other.

International Standard Version
who worked on the wall. Those who carried building materials worked with one hand, carrying a spear in the other.

NET Bible
who were rebuilding the wall. Those who were carrying loads did so by keeping one hand on the work and the other on their weapon.

New Heart English Bible
They all built the wall and those who bore burdens loaded themselves; everyone with one of his hands worked in the work, and with the other held his weapon;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
who were rebuilding the wall. The workers who were carrying loads did the work with one hand and held their weapons with the other,

JPS Tanakh 1917
They that builded the wall and they that bore burdens laded themselves, every one with one of his hands wrought in the work, and with the other held his weapon;

New American Standard 1977
Those who were rebuilding the wall and those who carried burdens took their load with one hand doing the work and the other holding a weapon.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Those that built on the wall and those that bore burdens and those that laded wrought with one hand in the work and with the other held a weapon.

King James 2000 Bible
They who built on the wall, and they that bore burdens, so burdened themselves, everyone with one of his hands worked in the work, and with the other hand held a weapon.

American King James Version
They which built on the wall, and they that bore burdens, with those that laded, every one with one of his hands worked in the work, and with the other hand held a weapon.

American Standard Version
They all builded the wall and they that bare burdens laded themselves; every one with one of his hands wrought in the work, and with the other held his weapon;

Brenton Septuagint Translation
even of them that were building the wall:—and those who carried the burdens were under arms: each with one hand wrought his work, and with the other held his dart.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Of them that built on the wall and that carried burdens, and that laded: with one of his hands he did the work, and with the other he held a sword.

Darby Bible Translation
They that built on the wall, and they that bore burdens, with those that loaded, wrought in the work with one hand, and with the other they held a weapon.

English Revised Version
They that builded the wall and they that bare burdens laded themselves, every one with one of his hands wrought in the work, and with the other held his weapon;

Webster's Bible Translation
They who built on the wall, and they that bore burdens, with those that laded, every one with one of his hands wrought in the work, and with the other hand held a weapon.

World English Bible
They all built the wall and those who bore burdens loaded themselves; everyone with one of his hands worked in the work, and with the other held his weapon;

Young's Literal Translation
The builders on the wall, and the bearers of the burden, those lading, each with one of his hands is working in the business, and one is laying hold of the missile.
Study Bible
Discouragement Overcome
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 17who were rebuilding the wall. The laborers who carried materials worked with one hand and held a weapon with the other. 18And each of the builders worked with his sword strapped at his side. But the trumpeter stayed beside me.…
Cross References
Nehemiah 4:13
So I stationed men behind the lowest sections of the wall, at the vulnerable areas. I stationed them by families with their swords, spears, and bows.

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

Nehemiah 4:18
And each of the builders worked with his sword strapped at his side. But the trumpeter stayed beside me.

Psalm 149:6
May the high praises of God be in their mouths, and a two-edged sword in their hands,

Treasury of Scripture

They which built on the wall, and they that bore burdens, with those that laded, every one with one of his hands worked in the work, and with the other hand held a weapon.

bare burdens

Nehemiah 4:10
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.

with one

Daniel 9:25
Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.

1 Corinthians 9:12
If others be partakers of this power over you, are not we rather? Nevertheless we have not used this power; but suffer all things, lest we should hinder the gospel of Christ.

1 Corinthians 16:9,13
For a great door and effectual is opened unto me, and there are many adversaries…







Lexicon
who were rebuilding
הַבּוֹנִ֧ים (hab·bō·w·nîm)
Article | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1129: To build

the wall.
בַּחוֹמָ֛ה (ba·ḥō·w·māh)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2346: A wall of protection

The laborers who carried
וְהַנֹּשְׂאִ֥ים (wə·han·nō·śə·’îm)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5375: To lift, carry, take

materials
בַּסֶּ֖בֶל (bas·se·ḇel)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5447: A load, burden

worked
עֹשֶׂ֣ה (‘ō·śeh)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make

with one
בְּאַחַ֤ת (bə·’a·ḥaṯ)
Preposition-b | Number - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 259: United, one, first

hand
יָדוֹ֙ (yā·ḏōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3027: A hand

and held
מַחֲזֶ֥קֶת (ma·ḥă·ze·qeṯ)
Verb - Hifil - Participle - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2388: To fasten upon, to seize, be strong, obstinate, to bind, restrain, conquer

a weapon
הַשָּֽׁלַח׃ (haš·šā·laḥ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7973: A missile of attack, spear, a shoot of growth, branch

with the other.
וְאַחַ֖ת (wə·’a·ḥaṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Number - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 259: United, one, first
(17) They which builded.--Divided into masons and their burden-bearers. The latter held in one hand a weapon; the former built with both hands, and had their weapons at their side.

Verse 17. - And they which bare burdens, with those that laded. Rather, "both they which bare burdens, as they laded." The builders, or those engaged upon the work, are divided into two classes -

(1) actual builders, and

(2) those who carried the materials.

Of these, the latter did their work with one hand, while in their other hand they held a weapon; the former needed both hands for their employment, but even these wore swords in theft girdles. 4:16-23 We must watch always against spiritual enemies, and not expect that our warfare will be over till our work is ended. The word of God is the sword of the Spirit, which we ought to have always at hand, and never to have to seek for it, either in our labours, or in our conflicts, as Christians. Every true Christian is both a labourer and a soldier, working with one hand, and fighting with the other. Good work is likely to go on with success, when those who labour in it, make a business of it. And Satan fears to assault the watchful Christian; or, if attacked, the Lord fights for him. Thus must we wait to the close of life, never putting off our armour till our work and warfare are ended; then we shall be welcomed to the rest and joy of our Lord.
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