Nehemiah 6:12
New International Version
I realized that God had not sent him, but that he had prophesied against me because Tobiah and Sanballat had hired him.

New Living Translation
I realized that God had not spoken to him, but that he had uttered this prophecy against me because Tobiah and Sanballat had hired him.

English Standard Version
And I understood and saw that God had not sent him, but he had pronounced the prophecy against me because Tobiah and Sanballat had hired him.

Berean Study Bible
I realized that God had not sent him, but that he had uttered this prophecy against me because Tobiah and Sanballat had hired him.

New American Standard Bible
Then I perceived that surely God had not sent him, but he uttered his prophecy against me because Tobiah and Sanballat had hired him.

King James Bible
And, lo, I perceived that God had not sent him; but that he pronounced this prophecy against me: for Tobiah and Sanballat had hired him.

Christian Standard Bible
I realized that God had not sent him, because of the prophecy he spoke against me. Tobiah and Sanballat had hired him.

Contemporary English Version
Suddenly I realized that God had not given Shemaiah this message. But Tobiah and Sanballat had paid him to trick me

Good News Translation
When I thought it over, I realized that God had not spoken to Shemaiah, but that Tobiah and Sanballat had bribed him to give me this warning.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I realized that God had not sent him, because of the prophecy he spoke against me. Tobiah and Sanballat had hired him.

International Standard Version
I perceived that God had not sent him. Instead, Tobiah and Sanballat had hired him to pronounce this prophecy against me.

NET Bible
I recognized the fact that God had not sent him, for he had spoken the prophecy against me as a hired agent of Tobiah and Sanballat.

New Heart English Bible
I discerned, and look, God had not sent him; but he pronounced this prophecy against me. Tobiah and Sanballat had hired him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then I realized that God hadn't sent him. Instead, Tobiah and Sanballat had hired him to prophesy against me.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And I discerned, and, lo, God had not sent him; for he pronounced this prophecy against me, whereas Tobiah and Sanballat had hired him.

New American Standard 1977
Then I perceived that surely God had not sent him, but he uttered his prophecy against me because Tobiah and Sanballat had hired him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And I perceived that God had not sent him, but that he pronounced this prophecy against me, for Tobiah and Sanballat had hired him.

King James 2000 Bible
And, lo, I perceived that God had not sent him; but that he pronounced this prophecy against me: for Tobiah and Sanballat had hired him.

American King James Version
And, see, I perceived that God had not sent him; but that he pronounced this prophecy against me: for Tobiah and Sanballat had hired him.

American Standard Version
And I discerned, and, lo, God had not sent him; but he pronounced this prophecy against me: and Tobiah and Sanballat had hired him.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And I observed, and, behold, God had not sent him, for the prophecy was a fable devised against me:

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I understood that God had not sent him, but that he had spoken to me as if he had been prophesying, and Tobias, and Sanaballat had hired him.

Darby Bible Translation
And I perceived, and behold, God had not sent him; for he pronounced this prophecy against me; and Tobijah and Sanballat had hired him.

English Revised Version
And I discerned, and, lo, God had not sent him: but he pronounced this prophecy against me: and Tobiah and Sanballat had hired him.

Webster's Bible Translation
And lo, I perceived that God had not sent him; but that he pronounced this prophecy against me: for Tobiah and Sanballat had hired him.

World English Bible
I discerned, and behold, God had not sent him; but he pronounced this prophecy against me. Tobiah and Sanballat had hired him.

Young's Literal Translation
And I discern, and lo, God hath not sent him, for in the prophecy he hath spoken unto me both Tobiah and Sanballat hired him,
Study Bible
Sanballat's Conspiracy
11But I replied, “Should a man like me run away? Should one like me go into the temple to save his own life? I will not go!” 12I realized that God had not sent him, but that he had uttered this prophecy against me because Tobiah and Sanballat had hired him. 13He had been hired to intimidate me so that I would sin by doing as he suggested, so they could give me a bad name in order to discredit me.…
Cross References
Nehemiah 6:11
But I replied, "Should a man like me run away? Should one like me go into the temple to save his own life? I will not go!"

Nehemiah 6:13
He had been hired to intimidate me so that I would sin by doing as he suggested, so they could give me a bad name in order to discredit me.

Treasury of Scripture

And, see, I perceived that God had not sent him; but that he pronounced this prophecy against me: for Tobiah and Sanballat had hired him.

I perceived

Ezekiel 13:22
Because with lies ye have made the heart of the righteous sad, whom I have not made sad; and strengthened the hands of the wicked, that he should not return from his wicked way, by promising him life:

1 Corinthians 2:15
But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.

1 Corinthians 12:10
To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:

God had

Jeremiah 14:14
Then the LORD said unto me, The prophets prophesy lies in my name: I sent them not, neither have I commanded them, neither spake unto them: they prophesy unto you a false vision and divination, and a thing of nought, and the deceit of their heart.

Jeremiah 23:16,25
Thus saith the LORD of hosts, Hearken not unto the words of the prophets that prophesy unto you: they make you vain: they speak a vision of their own heart, and not out of the mouth of the LORD…

Jeremiah 28:15
Then said the prophet Jeremiah unto Hananiah the prophet, Hear now, Hananiah; The LORD hath not sent thee; but thou makest this people to trust in a lie.

hired him

Isaiah 56:11
Yea, they are greedy dogs which can never have enough, and they are shepherds that cannot understand: they all look to their own way, every one for his gain, from his quarter.

Ezekiel 13:19
And will ye pollute me among my people for handfuls of barley and for pieces of bread, to slay the souls that should not die, and to save the souls alive that should not live, by your lying to my people that hear your lies?

Micah 3:11
The heads thereof judge for reward, and the priests thereof teach for hire, and the prophets thereof divine for money: yet will they lean upon the LORD, and say, Is not the LORD among us? none evil can come upon us.







Lexicon
I realized
וָאַכִּ֕ירָה (wā·’ak·kî·rāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - first person common singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5234: To regard, recognize

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

had not
לֹֽא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

sent him,
שְׁלָח֑וֹ (šə·lā·ḥōw)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7971: To send away, for, out

but that he had uttered
דִּבֶּ֣ר (dib·ber)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

[this] prophecy
הַנְּבוּאָה֙ (han·nə·ḇū·’āh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5016: A prediction

against me
עָלַ֔י (‘ā·lay)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

because
כִּ֤י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

Tobiah
וְטוֹבִיָּ֥ה (wə·ṭō·w·ḇî·yāh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2900: Tobiah -- 'Yah is my good', three Israelites, also an Ammonite

and Sanballat
וְסַנְבַלַּ֖ט (wə·san·ḇal·laṭ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5571: Sanballat -- a Samaritan leader

had hired him.
שְׂכָרֽוֹ׃ (śə·ḵā·rōw)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7936: To hire
Verse 12. - And, lo, I perceived, etc. Rather, "And I considered; and lo! God had not sent him." I reflected on the whole matter, and came to the conclusion that, though he might be a prophet, he had not on this occasion exercised his prophetical office - he had not declared to me God's will (compare the case of the "old prophet," 1 Kings 13:11-18). And I was right, "for (in fact) he had pronounced this prophecy against me, because Tobiah and Sanballat had hired him." "Tobiah and Sanballat" here - not "Sanballat and Tobiah," as elsewhere (Nehemiah 2:10, 19; Nehemiah 4:7; Nehemiah 6:1), because Tobiah was no doubt the immediate briber, Sanballat merely furnishing the funds. 6:10-14 The greatest mischief our enemies can do us, is, to frighten us from our duty, and to lead us to do what is sinful. Let us never decline a good work, never do a bad one. We ought to try all advice, and to reject what is contrary to the word of God. Every man should study to be consistent. Should I, a professed Christian, called to be a saint, a child of God, a member of Christ, a temple of the Holy Ghost, should I be covetous, sensual, proud, or envious? Should I yield to impatience, discontent, or anger? Should I be slothful, unbelieving, or unmerciful? What effects will such conduct have upon others? All that God has done for us, or by us, or given to us, should lead us to watchfulness, self-denial, and diligence. Next to the sinfulness of sin, we should dread the scandal.
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