Nehemiah 6:15
New International Version
So the wall was completed on the twenty-fifth of Elul, in fifty-two days.

New Living Translation
So on October 2 the wall was finished--just fifty-two days after we had begun.

English Standard Version
So the wall was finished on the twenty-fifth day of the month Elul, in fifty-two days.

Berean Study Bible
So the wall was completed in fifty-two days, on the twenty-fifth of Elul.

New American Standard Bible
So the wall was completed on the twenty-fifth of the month Elul, in fifty-two days.

King James Bible
So the wall was finished in the twenty and fifth day of the month Elul, in fifty and two days.

Christian Standard Bible
The wall was completed in fifty-two days, on the twenty-fifth day of the month Elul.

Contemporary English Version
On the twenty-fifth day of the month Elul, the wall was completely rebuilt. It had taken 52 days.

Good News Translation
After fifty-two days of work the entire wall was finished on the twenty-fifth day of the month of Elul.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The wall was completed in 52 days, on the twenty-fifth day of the month Elul.

International Standard Version
So the wall was completed on the twenty-fifth day of Elul in 52 days.

NET Bible
So the wall was completed on the twenty-fifth day of Elul, in just fifty-two days.

New Heart English Bible
So the wall was finished in the twenty-fifth day of Elul, in fifty-two days.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The wall was finished on the twenty-fifth day of the month of Elul. The wall took 52 days to finish.

JPS Tanakh 1917
So the wall was finished in the twenty and fifth day of the month Elul, in fifty and two days.

New American Standard 1977
So the wall was completed on the twenty-fifth of the month Elul, in fifty-two days.

Jubilee Bible 2000
So the wall was finished the twenty-fifth of Elul, in fifty-two days.

King James 2000 Bible
So the wall was finished in the twenty and fifth day of the month Elul, in fifty and two days.

American King James Version
So the wall was finished in the twenty and fifth day of the month Elul, in fifty and two days.

American Standard Version
So the wall was finished in the twenty and fifth day of the month Elul, in fifty and two days.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
So the wall was finished on the twenty-fifth day of the month Elul, in fifty-two days.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But the wall was finished the five and twentieth day of the month of Elul, in two and fifty days.

Darby Bible Translation
So the wall was finished on the twenty-fifth of Elul, in fifty-two days.

English Revised Version
So the wall was finished in the twenty and fifth day of the month Elul, in fifty and two days.

Webster's Bible Translation
So the wall was finished in the twenty and fifth day of the month Elul, in fifty and two days.

World English Bible
So the wall was finished in the twenty-fifth [day] of [the month] Elul, in fifty-two days.

Young's Literal Translation
And the wall is completed in the twenty and fifth of Elul, on the fifty and second day;
Study Bible
Completion of the Wall
15So the wall was completed in fifty-two days, on the twenty-fifth of Elul. 16When all our enemies heard about this, all the surrounding nations feared and were disheartened, for they realized that this task had been accomplished by our God.…
Cross References
Nehemiah 4:1
Now when Sanballat heard that we were rebuilding the wall, he became furious and was filled with indignation. He ridiculed the Jews

Nehemiah 4:2
before his associates and the army of Samaria, saying, "What are these feeble Jews doing? Can they restore the wall by themselves? Will they offer sacrifices? Will they complete it in a day? Can they bring these burnt stones back to life from the mounds of rubble?"

Nehemiah 7:1
When the wall had been rebuilt and I had set the doors in place, the gatekeepers, singers, and Levites were appointed.

Treasury of Scripture

So the wall was finished in the twenty and fifth day of the month Elul, in fifty and two days.

wall

Ezra 6:15
And this house was finished on the third day of the month Adar, which was in the sixth year of the reign of Darius the king.

Psalm 1:3
And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

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.

fifty

Nehemiah 4:1,2
But it came to pass, that when Sanballat heard that we builded the wall, he was wroth, and took great indignation, and mocked the Jews…







Lexicon
So the wall
הַֽחוֹמָ֔ה (ha·ḥō·w·māh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2346: A wall of protection

was completed
וַתִּשְׁלַם֙ (wat·tiš·lam)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7999: To be safe, to be, completed, to be friendly, to reciprocate

in fifty-two
לַחֲמִשִּׁ֥ים (la·ḥă·miš·šîm)
Preposition-l, Article | Number - common plural
Strong's Hebrew 2572: Fifty

days,
יֽוֹם׃ (yō·wm)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day

on the twenty-fifth
בְּעֶשְׂרִ֥ים (bə·‘eś·rîm)
Preposition-b | Number - common plural
Strong's Hebrew 6242: Twenty, twentieth

of Elul.
לֶאֱל֑וּל (le·’ĕ·lūl)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 435: The sixth Jewish month
(15, 16) The finishing of the wall is recorded in the implest manner: first, with a formal specification of the date and time; then in its effect upon the enemies, and as redounding to the glory of God.

(15) In fifty and two days.--The twenty-fifth day of Elul answers to about our September 15th; and, dating back, the wall began in the latter part of July, soon after Nehemiah's arrival. If we bear in mind that the wall was only partially overthrown, that the materials for restoration were at hand, and that the utmost skill had been shown in organising the bands of workmen, the time will not appear too short. There is no need to adopt the suggestion of Josephus, that the rebuilding occupied two years and four months.

They perceived that this work was wrought of our God.--Not miraculously, but under the Divine sanction and help. By this expression Nehemiah at once triumphs over his foes, and gives the glory where it was due. His own heroic part in the work is utterly forgotten.

Verse 15. - So the wall was finished in the twenty and fifth day of the month Elul, in fifty and two days. According to Josephus ('Ant. Jud.,' 11:5, § 8), the work of restoration occupied two years and four months, or 840 days, instead of fifty-two. And this period has been thought so much more probable than the smaller one, that moderns generally have accepted it, while some have even proposed to alter our present text of Nehemiah by the insertion of u-shnathayim, "and two years," at the end of this verse (Ewald). But the authority of Josephus on matters of remote history is so small, and the whole account of Nehemiah is so harmonious and consistent with itself, that alteration seems quite unnecessary. Nehemiah leaves Susa in Nisan, probably towards the middle or close of the month, for his preparations must have taken him some time. He would be likely to be nearly three months on his journey, and would thus reach Jerusalem about the middle of July - say July 15. He then rested three days, surveyed the wall, laid his plan before the nobles, arranged the working parties, and set to work. It was his object to hasten matters as much as possible; and he may well have commenced the rebuilding within ten days of his arrival. Fifty-two days from July 25 would bring him to Sept. 15, which corresponds, as nearly as may be, to the 25th of Elul. There is no difficulty in supposing that the wall could have been repaired in this space. The materials were ready at hand; the working parties were numerous; the workmen full of zeal. If we estimate the circumference of the wall at four miles, which is probably beyond the truth, and the working parties at forty-two (Ewald), it will follow that each party had, on the average, to repair 168 yards, or at the rate of between three and four yards a day. There was probably no work done on the sabbaths, and there may have been one or two days of interruption, when attack seemed imminent (Nehemiah 4:13-15); but otherwise the work was carried on without pause from early dawn to dark (ibid. ver. 21). The wall attained to half its height in a very short time (ibid. ver. 6), - there was then a brief interruption, - after which came the main work of completing the entire circuit to its full height. It is possible that the fifty-two days are counted from the "return to work (ibid. ver. 15). 6:15-19 The wall was begun and finished in fifty-two days, though they rested on the sabbaths. A great deal of work may be done in a little time, if we set about it in earnest, and keep close to it. See the mischief of marrying with strangers. When men once became akin to Tobiah, they soon became sworn to him. A sinful love leads to a sinful league. The enemy of souls employs many instruments, and forms many projects, to bring reproach on the active servants of God, or to take them from their work. But we should follow the example of Him who laid down his life for the sheep. Those that simply cleave to the Lord and his work will be supported.
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