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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

New American Standard 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.

Jubilee Bible 2000
In addition to this, I restored my part in the work of this wall, neither did we buy any inheritance; and all my servants were gathered together unto the work.

King James 2000 Bible
Yea, also I continued in the work of this wall, neither bought we any land: and all my servants were gathered there unto the work.

American King James Version
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.

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.

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.

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.

Darby Bible Translation
Yea, also I applied myself to this work of the wall, and we bought no fields; and all my servants were gathered thither for 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.

Webster's Bible Translation
Yea, also I continued in the work of this wall, neither bought we any land: and all my servants were gathered thither 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;
Study Bible
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…







Lexicon
Instead,
וְ֠גַם (wə·ḡam)
Conjunctive waw | Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 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 Hebrew 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 Hebrew 4399: Deputyship, ministry, employment, work, property

of the
הַזֹּאת֙ (haz·zōṯ)
Article | Pronoun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 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 Hebrew 2346: A wall of protection

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

any land.
וְשָׂדֶ֖ה (wə·śā·ḏeh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7704: Field, land
(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. 5:14-19 Those who truly fear God, will not dare to do any thing cruel or unjust. Let all who are in public places remember that they are so placed to do good, not to enrich themselves. Nehemiah mentions it to God in prayer, not as if he had merited any favour from God, but to show that he depended upon God only, to make up to him what he had lost and laid out for his honour. Nehemiah evidently spake and acted as one that knew himself to be a sinner. He did not mean to claim a reward as of debt, but in the manner that the Lord rewards a cup of cold water given to a disciple for his sake. The fear and love of God in the heart, and true love of the brethren, will lead to every good work. These are proper evidences of justifying faith; and our reconciled God will look upon persons of this character for good, according to all they have done for his people.
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