Nehemiah 6:4
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New International Version
Four times they sent me the same message, and each time I gave them the same answer.

New Living Translation
Four times they sent the same message, and each time I gave the same reply.

English Standard Version
And they sent to me four times in this way, and I answered them in the same manner.

Berean Study Bible
Four times they sent me the same message, and each time I gave the same reply.

New American Standard Bible
They sent messages to me four times in this manner, and I answered them in the same way.

King James Bible
Yet they sent unto me four times after this sort; and I answered them after the same manner.

Christian Standard Bible
Four times they sent me the same proposal, and I gave them the same reply.

Contemporary English Version
They invited me four times, but each time I refused to go.

Good News Translation
They sent me the same message four times, and each time I sent them the same reply.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Four times they sent me the same proposal, and I gave them the same reply.

International Standard Version
They sent me this message four times, and I answered them the same way.

NET Bible
They contacted me four times in this way, and I responded the same way each time.

New Heart English Bible
They sent to me four times after this sort; and I answered them the same way.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They sent the same message to me four times, and I answered them the same way.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And they sent unto me four times after this sort; and I answered them after the same manner.

New American Standard 1977
And they sent messages to me four times in this manner, and I answered them in the same way.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Yet they sent unto me four times after this sort, and I answered them after the same manner.

King James 2000 Bible
Yet they sent unto me four times in this way; and I answered them after the same manner.

American King James Version
Yet they sent to me four times after this sort; and I answered them after the same manner.

American Standard Version
And they sent unto me four times after this sort; and I answered them after the same manner.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they sent to me according to this word, four times: and I answered them after the same manner.

Darby Bible Translation
And they sent to me four times after this sort; and I answered them in the same manner.

English Revised Version
And they sent unto me four times after this sort; and I answered them after the same manner.

Webster's Bible Translation
Yet they sent to me four times after this sort; and I answered them after the same manner.

World English Bible
They sent to me four times after this sort; and I answered them the same way.

Young's Literal Translation
and they send unto me, according to this word, four times, and I return them word according to this word.
Study Bible
Sanballat's Conspiracy
3So I sent messengers to them, saying, “I am doing a great work and cannot come down. Why should the work stop while I leave it to go down to you?” 4Four times they sent me the same message, and each time I gave the same reply. 5The fifth time, Sanballat sent me this same message by his young servant, who had in his hand an unsealed letter…
Cross References
Nehemiah 6:3
So I sent messengers to them, saying, "I am doing a great work and cannot come down. Why should the work stop while I leave it to go down to you?"

Nehemiah 6:5
The fifth time, Sanballat sent me this same message by his young servant, who had in his hand an unsealed letter

Treasury of Scripture

Yet they sent to me four times after this sort; and I answered them after the same manner.

four times

Judges 16:6,10,15-20 And Delilah said to Samson, Tell me, I pray you, wherein your great …

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1 Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brothers, be you steadfast, unmovable, always …

Galatians 2:5 To whom we gave place by subjection, no, not for an hour; that the …

and I answered

Proverbs 14:15 The simple believes every word: but the prudent man looks well to his going.







Yet they sent unto me four times after this sort,.... Being very desirous of getting him into their hands, and therefore were very pressing and importunate:

and I answered them after the same manner; every time as before, he being as much bent on finishing the work as they were to divert him from it. 6:1-9 Let those who are tempted to idle merry meetings by vain companions, thus answer the temptation, We have work to do, and must not neglect it. We must never suffer ourselves to be overcome, by repeated urgency, to do anything sinful or imprudent; but when attacked with the same temptation, must resist it with the same reason and resolution. It is common for that which is desired only by the malicious, to be falsely represented by them as desired by the many. But Nehemiah knew at what they aimed, he not only denied that such things were true, but that they were reported; he was better known than to be thus suspected. We must never omit any known duty for fear it should be misconstrued; but, while we keep a good conscience, let us trust God with our good name. God's people, though loaded with reproach, are not really fallen so low in reputation as some would have them thought to be. Nehemiah lifted up his heart to Heaven in a short prayer. When, in our Christian work and warfare, we enter upon any service or conflict, this is a good prayer, I have such a duty to do, such a temptation to grapple with; now, therefore, O God, strengthen my hands. Every temptation to draw us from duty, should quicken us the more to duty.
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