Nehemiah 6:13
New International Version
He had been hired to intimidate me so that I would commit a sin by doing this, and then they would give me a bad name to discredit me.

New Living Translation
They were hoping to intimidate me and make me sin. Then they would be able to accuse and discredit me.

English Standard Version
For this purpose he was hired, that I should be afraid and act in this way and sin, and so they could give me a bad name in order to taunt me.

Berean Study Bible
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.

New American Standard Bible
He was hired for this reason, that I might become frightened and act accordingly and sin, so that they might have an evil report in order that they could reproach me.

King James Bible
Therefore was he hired, that I should be afraid, and do so, and sin, and that they might have matter for an evil report, that they might reproach me.

Christian Standard Bible
He was hired, so that I would be intimidated, do as he suggested, sin, and get a bad reputation, in order that they could discredit me.

Contemporary English Version
and to frighten me into doing something wrong, because they wanted to ruin my good name.

Good News Translation
They hired him to frighten me into sinning, so that they could ruin my reputation and humiliate me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He was hired, so that I would be intimidated, do as he suggested, sin, and get a bad reputation, in order that they could discredit me.

International Standard Version
He had been hired to make me afraid so I would sin by doing what he suggested. Then they could create a slanderous report to use against me.

NET Bible
He had been hired to scare me so that I would do this and thereby sin. They would thus bring reproach on me and I would be discredited.

New Heart English Bible
He hired so that I would be afraid, do so, and sin, and that they might have material for an unfavorable report, that they might taunt me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He was hired to intimidate me into doing this so that I would sin. Then they could give me a bad reputation in order to discredit me.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For this cause was he hired, that I should be afraid, and do so, and sin, and that they might have matter for an evil report, that they might taunt me.

New American Standard 1977
He was hired for this reason, that I might become frightened and act accordingly and sin, so that they might have an evil report in order that they could reproach me.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For he was bribed to make me be thus afraid and sin and that they might have matter for an evil report, that they might reproach me.

King James 2000 Bible
Therefore was he hired, that I should be afraid, and do so, and sin, and that they might have matter for an evil report, that they might reproach me.

American King James Version
Therefore was he hired, that I should be afraid, and do so, and sin, and that they might have matter for an evil report, that they might reproach me.

American Standard Version
For this cause was he hired, that I should be afraid, and do so, and sin, and that they might have matter for an evil report, that they might reproach me.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
and Tobias and Sanaballat had hired against me a multitude, that I might be frightened, and do this, and sin, and become to them an ill name, that they might reproach me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For he had taken money, that I being afraid should do this thing, and sin, and they might have some evil to upbraid me withal.

Darby Bible Translation
Therefore was he hired, that I should be afraid, and do so, and sin, and that they might have wherewith to spread an evil report, that they might reproach me.

English Revised Version
For this cause was he hired, that I should be afraid, and do so, and sin, and that they might have matter for an evil report, that they might reproach me.

Webster's Bible Translation
Therefore was he hired, that I should be afraid, and do so, and sin, and that they might have matter for an evil report, that they might reproach me.

World English Bible
He hired so that I would be afraid, do so, and sin, and that they might have material for an evil report, that they might reproach me.

Young's Literal Translation
so that he is an hireling, that I may fear and do so, and I had sinned, and it had been to them for an evil name that they may reproach me.
Study Bible
Sanballat's Conspiracy
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. 14O my God, remember Tobiah and Sanballat for what they have done, and also Noadiah the prophetess and the other prophets who tried to intimidate me.…
Cross References
Nehemiah 6:6
that read: "It is reported among the nations--and Geshem agrees--that you and the Jews are plotting to revolt, and this is why you are building the wall. According to these reports, you are to become their king,

Nehemiah 6:12
I realized that God had not sent him, but that he had uttered this prophecy against me because Tobiah and Sanballat had hired him.

Treasury of Scripture

Therefore was he hired, that I should be afraid, and do so, and sin, and that they might have matter for an evil report, that they might reproach me.

that I should

Proverbs 29:5
A man that flattereth his neighbour spreadeth a net for his feet.

Isaiah 51:7,12,13
Hearken unto me, ye that know righteousness, the people in whose heart is my law; fear ye not the reproach of men, neither be ye afraid of their revilings…

Isaiah 57:11
And of whom hast thou been afraid or feared, that thou hast lied, and hast not remembered me, nor laid it to thy heart? have not I held my peace even of old, and thou fearest me not?

and sin

James 4:17
Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.

and that they

Nehemiah 6:6
Wherein was written, It is reported among the heathen, and Gashmu saith it, that thou and the Jews think to rebel: for which cause thou buildest the wall, that thou mayest be their king, according to these words.

Proverbs 22:1
A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold.

Ecclesiastes 7:1
A good name is better than precious ointment; and the day of death than the day of one's birth.

report, that

Jeremiah 18:18
Then said they, Come, and let us devise devices against Jeremiah; for the law shall not perish from the priest, nor counsel from the wise, nor the word from the prophet. Come, and let us smite him with the tongue, and let us not give heed to any of his words.

Jeremiah 20:10
For I heard the defaming of many, fear on every side. Report, say they, and we will report it. All my familiars watched for my halting, saying, Peradventure he will be enticed, and we shall prevail against him, and we shall take our revenge on him.

Daniel 6:4,5
Then the presidents and princes sought to find occasion against Daniel concerning the kingdom; but they could find none occasion nor fault; forasmuch as he was faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him…







Lexicon
He
ה֔וּא (hū)
Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

had been hired
שָׂכוּר֙ (śā·ḵūr)
Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7936: To hire

to
לְמַ֤עַן (lə·ma·‘an)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 4616: Purpose -- intent

intimidate me
אִירָ֥א (’î·rā)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3372: To fear, to revere, caus, to frighten

so that I would sin
וְחָטָ֑אתִי (wə·ḥā·ṭā·ṯî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 2398: To miss, to sin, to forfeit, lack, expiate, repent, lead astray, condemn

by doing
וְאֶֽעֱשֶׂה־ (wə·’e·‘ĕ·śeh-)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make

as he suggested,
כֵּ֖ן (kên)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 3651: So -- thus

so they could give me
וְהָיָ֤ה (wə·hā·yāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

a bad
רָ֔ע (rā‘)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7451: Bad, evil

name
לְשֵׁ֣ם (lə·šêm)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8034: A name

in order to
לְמַֽעַן־ (lə·ma·‘an-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 4616: Purpose -- intent

discredit me.
יְחָֽרְפֽוּנִי׃ (yə·ḥā·rə·p̄ū·nî)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine plural | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 2778: To pull off, to expose, to betroth, to carp at, defame, to spend the winter
(13) An evil report.--Nehemiah perceived that not God, but Shemaiah himself, had uttered the prophecy "against me," and that he was hired to bring the governor into discredit as a violator of law.

Verse 13. - Therefore was he hired, etc. Their motive for bribing him was, that I might be induced by-fear to do as Shemaiah suggested, and so to commit sin; whereby they would have a just ground for spreading an evil report concerning me, and making my misconduct a constant reproach to me. Nehemiah's influence depended greatly on the weight of his moral character. One false step, and he would have been lost; his influence would have been gone; and the work on which his heart was set would have come to nought. 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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