Nehemiah 5:16
New International Version
Instead, I devoted myself to the work on this wall. All my men were assembled there for the work; we did not acquire any land.

New Living Translation
I also devoted myself to working on the wall and refused to acquire any land. And I required all my servants to spend time working on the wall.

English Standard Version
I also persevered in the work on this wall, and we acquired no land, and all my servants were gathered there for the work.

Berean Study Bible
Instead, I devoted myself to the construction of the wall, and all my servants were gathered there for the work; we did not acquire any land.

King James Bible
Yea, also I continued in the work of this wall, neither bought we any land: and all my servants were gathered thither unto the work.

New King James Version
Indeed, I also continued the work on this wall, and we did not buy any land. All my servants were gathered there for the work.

New American Standard Bible
I also applied myself to the work on this wall; we did not buy any land, and all my servants were gathered there for the work.

NASB 1995
I also applied myself to the work on this wall; we did not buy any land, and all my servants were gathered there for the work.

NASB 1977
And I also applied myself to the work on this wall; we did not buy any land, and all my servants were gathered there for the work.

Amplified Bible
I also applied myself to the work on this wall; we did not buy any land, and all my servants were gathered together there for the work.

Christian Standard Bible
Instead, I devoted myself to the construction of this wall, and all my subordinates were gathered there for the work. We didn’t buy any land.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Instead, I devoted myself to the construction of the wall, and all my subordinates were gathered there for the work. We didn’t buy any land.

American Standard Version
Yea, also I continued in the work of this wall, neither bought we any land: and all my servants were gathered thither unto the work.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Also in the work of this wall I was greatly strengthened, and I have not bought fields, and all the boys, the sons of the Judeans, were gathered, and they stood there over the work.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Also in the work of the wall I treated them not with rigor, I bought not land: and all that were gathered together came thither to the work.

Contemporary English Version
I spent all my time getting the wall rebuilt and did not buy any property. Everyone working for me did the same thing.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Moreover I built in the work of the wall, and I bought no land, and all my servants were gathered together to the work.

English Revised Version
Yea, also I continued in the work of this wall, neither bought we any land: and all my servants were gathered thither unto the work.

Good News Translation
I put all my energy into rebuilding the wall and did not acquire any property. Everyone who worked for me joined in the rebuilding.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Instead, I put my best effort into the work on this wall, and we bought no land. All my men gathered here for work.

International Standard Version
Also, as I continued to work on the wall, we purchased no land, and all of my young men were employed in the work.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Yea, also I set hand to the work of this wall, neither bought we any land; and all my servants were gathered thither unto the work.

Literal Standard Version
And also, in the work of this wall I have done mightily, even a field we have not bought, and all my servants are gathered there for the work;

NET Bible
I gave myself to the work on this wall, without even purchasing a field. All my associates were gathered there for the work.

New Heart English Bible
Yes, also I continued in the work of this wall, neither bought we any land: and all my servants were gathered there to the work.

World English Bible
Yes, also I continued in the work of this wall, neither bought we any land: and all my servants were gathered there to the work.

Young's Literal Translation
And also, in the work of this wall I have done mightily, even a field we have not bought, and all my servants are gathered there for the work;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Nehemiah's Generosity
15The governors before me had heavily burdened the people, taking from them bread and wine plus forty shekels of silver. Their servants also oppressed the people, but I did not do this because of my fear of God. 16Instead, I devoted myself to the construction of the wall, and all my servants were gathered there for the work; we did not acquire any land. 17There were 150 Jews and officials at my table, besides the guests from the surrounding nations.…

Cross References
Nehemiah 5:15
The governors before me had heavily burdened the people, taking from them bread and wine plus forty shekels of silver. Their servants also oppressed the people, but I did not do this because of my fear of God.

Nehemiah 5:17
There were 150 Jews and officials at my table, besides the guests from the surrounding nations.


Treasury of Scripture

Yes, also I continued in the work of this wall, neither bought we any land: and all my servants were gathered thither to the work.

I continued

Luke 8:15
But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.

Romans 2:7
To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life:

1 Corinthians 15:58
Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

neither bought

Numbers 16:15
And Moses was very wroth, and said unto the LORD, Respect not thou their offering: I have not taken one ass from them, neither have I hurt one of them.

Acts 20:33-35
I have coveted no man's silver, or gold, or apparel…

1 Thessalonians 2:5,6
For neither at any time used we flattering words, as ye know, nor a cloke of covetousness; God is witness: …

all my

2 Corinthians 12:16-18
But be it so, I did not burden you: nevertheless, being crafty, I caught you with guile…

Philippians 2:20,21
For I have no man likeminded, who will naturally care for your state…









(16) I continued.--I repaired: that is, as superintendent. His servants and himself did not take advantage of the people's poverty to acquire their land by mortgage; they were, on the contrary, absorbed in the common work.

Verse 16. - I continued in the work of this wall. Literally, "I repaired," like the others (Nehemiah 3:4-31). I employed myself not in buying up men's fields at low prices, and so enriching myself, but in the restoring and repairing of the wall, over which I exercised a constant superintendence. All my servants were gathered thither. See Nehemiah 4:16.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Instead,
וְ֠גַם (wə·ḡam)
Conjunctive waw | Conjunction
Strong's 1571: Assemblage, also, even, yea, though, both, and

I devoted myself
הֶחֱזַ֔קְתִּי (he·ḥĕ·zaq·tî)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 2388: To fasten upon, to seize, be strong, obstinate, to bind, restrain, conquer

to the construction
בִּמְלֶ֜אכֶת (bim·le·ḵeṯ)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 4399: Deputyship, ministry, employment, work, property

of the
הַזֹּאת֙ (haz·zōṯ)
Article | Pronoun - feminine singular
Strong's 2063: Hereby in it, likewise, the one other, same, she, so much, such deed, that,

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

and all
וְכָל־ (wə·ḵāl)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

my servants
נְעָרַ֔י (nə·‘ā·ray)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's 5288: A boy, lad, youth, retainer

were gathered
קְבוּצִ֥ים (qə·ḇū·ṣîm)
Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - masculine plural
Strong's 6908: To gather, collect

there
שָׁ֖ם (šām)
Adverb
Strong's 8033: There, then, thither

for
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the work;
הַמְּלָאכָֽה׃ (ham·mə·lā·ḵāh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 4399: Deputyship, ministry, employment, work, property

we did not
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

acquire
קָנִ֑ינוּ (qā·nî·nū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common plural
Strong's 7069: To erect, create, to procure, by purchase, to own

any land.
וְשָׂדֶ֖ה (wə·śā·ḏeh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7704: Field, land


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