Nehemiah 6:18
New International Version
For many in Judah were under oath to him, since he was son-in-law to Shekaniah son of Arah, and his son Jehohanan had married the daughter of Meshullam son of Berekiah.

New Living Translation
For many in Judah had sworn allegiance to him because his father-in-law was Shecaniah son of Arah, and his son Jehohanan was married to the daughter of Meshullam son of Berekiah.

English Standard Version
For many in Judah were bound by oath to him, because he was the son-in-law of Shecaniah the son of Arah: and his son Jehohanan had taken the daughter of Meshullam the son of Berechiah as his wife.

Berean Study Bible
For many in Judah were bound by oath to him, since he was a son-in-law of Shecaniah son of Arah, and his son Jehohanan had married the daughter of Meshullam son of Berechiah.

New American Standard Bible
For many in Judah were bound by oath to him because he was the son-in-law of Shecaniah the son of Arah, and his son Jehohanan had married the daughter of Meshullam the son of Berechiah.

King James Bible
For there were many in Judah sworn unto him, because he was the son in law of Shechaniah the son of Arah; and his son Johanan had taken the daughter of Meshullam the son of Berechiah.

Christian Standard Bible
For many in Judah were bound by oath to him, since he was a son-in-law of Shecaniah son of Arah, and his son Jehohanan had married the daughter of Meshullam son of Berechiah.

Contemporary English Version
Many people in Judah were loyal to Tobiah for two reasons: Shecaniah son of Arah was his father-in-law, and Tobiah's son Jehohanan had married the daughter of Meshullam son of Berechiah.

Good News Translation
Many people in Judah were on his side because of his Jewish father-in-law, Shecaniah son of Arah. In addition, his son Jehohanan had married the daughter of Meshullam son of Berechiah.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For many in Judah were bound by oath to him, since he was a son-in-law of Shecaniah son of Arah, and his son Jehohanan had married the daughter of Meshullam son of Berechiah.

International Standard Version
For many Judeans had sworn allegiance to him, since he was son-in-law to Arah's son Shecaniah, and his son Jehohanan had married the daughter of Berechiah's son Meshullam.

NET Bible
For many in Judah had sworn allegiance to him, because he was the son-in-law of Shecaniah son of Arah. His son Jonathan had married the daughter of Meshullam son of Berechiah.

New Heart English Bible
For there were many in Judah sworn to him, because he was the son-in-law of Shecaniah the son of Arah; and his son Jehohanan had taken the daughter of Meshullam the son of Berechiah as wife.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Many in Judah had promised to support Tobiah because he was the son-in-law of Shecaniah, Arah's son. In addition, Tobiah's son Jehohanan had married the daughter of Meshullam, Berechiah's son.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For there were many in Judah sworn unto him, because he was the son-in-law of Shecaniah the son of Arah; and his son Jehohanan had taken the daughter of Meshullam the son of Berechiah to wife.

New American Standard 1977
For many in Judah were bound by oath to him because he was the son-in-law of Shecaniah the son of Arah, and his son Jehohanan had married the daughter of Meshullam the son of Berechiah.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For there were many in Judah sworn unto him, because he was the son-in-law of Shechaniah, the son of Arah; and his son Johanan had taken the daughter of Meshullam, the son of Berechiah.

King James 2000 Bible
For there were many in Judah sworn unto him, because he was the son-in-law of Shecaniah the son of Arah; and his son Jehohanan had married the daughter of Meshullam the son of Berechiah.

American King James Version
For there were many in Judah sworn to him, because he was the son in law of Shechaniah the son of Arah; and his son Johanan had taken the daughter of Meshullam the son of Berechiah.

American Standard Version
For there were many in Judah sworn unto him, because he was the son-in-law of Shecaniah the son of Arah; and his son Jehohanan had taken the daughter of Meshullam the son of Berechiah to wife.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For there were many in Judea sworn to him, because he was the son in law of Sechenias the son of Area, and Johanan his son had taken to wife the daughter of Mosollam the son of Barachias.

Darby Bible Translation
For there were many in Judah sworn to him; for he was a son-in-law of Shechaniah the son of Arah; and his son Johanan had taken the daughter of Meshullam the son of Berechiah.

English Revised Version
For there were many in Judah sworn unto him, because he was the son in law of Shecaniah the son of Arah; and his son Jehohanan had taken the daughter of Meshullam the son of Berechiah to wife.

Webster's Bible Translation
For there were many in Judah sworn to him, because he was the son-in-law of Shechaniah the son of Arah; and his son Johanan had taken the daughter of Meshullam the son of Berechiah.

World English Bible
For there were many in Judah sworn to him, because he was the son-in-law of Shecaniah the son of Arah; and his son Jehohanan had taken the daughter of Meshullam the son of Berechiah as wife.

Young's Literal Translation
for many in Judah are sworn to him, for he is son-in-law to Shechaniah son of Arah, and Jehohanan his son hath taken the daughter of Meshullam son of Berechiah;
Study Bible HEB ▾ 
Completion of the Wall
17Also in those days, the nobles of Judah sent many letters to Tobiah, and Tobiah’s letters came back to them. 18For many in Judah were bound by oath to him, since he was a son-in-law of Shecaniah son of Arah, and his son Jehohanan had married the daughter of Meshullam son of Berechiah. 19Moreover, these nobles kept reporting to me Tobiah’s good deeds, and they relayed my words to him. And Tobiah sent letters to intimidate me.…
Cross References
1 Chronicles 3:21
The descendants of Hananiah: Pelatiah, Jeshaiah, and the sons of Rephaiah, of Arnan, of Obadiah, and of Shechaniah.

Nehemiah 6:17
Also in those days, the nobles of Judah sent many letters to Tobiah, and Tobiah's letters came back to them.

Nehemiah 6:19
Moreover, these nobles kept reporting to me Tobiah's good deeds, and they relayed my words to him. And Tobiah sent letters to intimidate me.

Treasury of Scripture

For there were many in Judah sworn to him, because he was the son in law of Shechaniah the son of Arah; and his son Johanan had taken the daughter of Meshullam the son of Berechiah.

Arah

Nehemiah 7:10 The children of Arah, six hundred fifty and two.

Ezra 2:5 The children of Arah, seven hundred seventy and five.

Meshullam

Nehemiah 3:4,30 And next to them repaired Meremoth the son of Urijah, the son of …







Lexicon
For
כִּי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

many
רַבִּ֣ים (rab·bîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7227: Much, many, great

in Judah
בִּֽיהוּדָ֗ה (bî·hū·ḏāh)
Preposition-b | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3063: Judah -- 'praised', a son of Jacob, also the southern kingdom, also four Israelites

were bound
בַּעֲלֵ֤י (ba·‘ă·lê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 1167: A master, a husband, owner

by oath
שְׁבוּעָה֙ (šə·ḇū·‘āh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7621: Something sworn, an oath

to him,
ל֔וֹ (lōw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 0: 0

since
כִּי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

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

was a son-in-law
חָתָ֥ן (ḥā·ṯān)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2860: A relative by marriage, a circumcised child

of Shecaniah
לִשְׁכַנְיָ֣ה (liš·ḵan·yāh)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7935: Shecaniah -- 'Yah has taken up His abode', the name of several Israelites

son
בֶן־ (ḇen-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

of Arah,
אָרַ֑ח (’ā·raḥ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 733: Arah -- perhaps 'traveler', an Israelite name

and his son
בְּנ֔וֹ (bə·nōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

Jehohanan
וִֽיהוֹחָנָ֣ן (wî·hō·w·ḥā·nān)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3076: Johanan -- 'the LORD has been gracious', the name of a number of Israelites

had married
לָקַ֕ח (lā·qaḥ)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3947: To take

the daughter
בַּת־ (baṯ-)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1323: A daughter

of Meshullam
מְשֻׁלָּ֖ם (mə·šul·lām)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4918: Meshullam -- the name of a number of Israelites

son
בֶּ֥ן (ben)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

of Berechiah.
בֶּֽרֶכְיָֽה׃ (be·reḵ·yāh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1296: Berechiah -- 'Yah blesses', the name of several Israelites
(18) Sworn unto him.--Shechaniah was of the family of Arah, which had come over with Zerubbabel (Ezra 2:5). Tobiah had married his daughter, and Tobiah's son had married a daughter of Meshullam, one of the builders of the wall (Nehemiah 3:4; Nehemiah 3:30). This family connection led to a conspiracy by oath to thwart the governor. The names of Tobiah and his son are Hebrew; and it is probable that, though naturalised Ammonites, they were of Hebrew extraction. This renders it easier to understand the facility with which the affinity was contracted.

Verse 18. - He was the son-in-law of Shechaniah. Rather, "related by marriage to Shechaniah"- perhaps, but not certainly, by having married his daughter. Son of Arah. Member, i.e., of the family, called the Beni-Arah, which had returned with Zerubbabel (Ezra 2:5; Nehemiah 7:10). Meshullam the son of Berechiah is mentioned in ch. 3. as repairing two portions of the wall (vers. 4, 30). 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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