Nehemiah 6:4
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.

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

New King James Version
But they sent me this message four times, and I answered them in the same manner.

New American Standard Bible
Then they sent messages to me four times worded in this way, and I answered them with the same wording.

NASB 1995
They sent messages to me four times in this manner, and I answered them in the same way.

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

Amplified Bible
They sent word to me four times in this way, and I answered them in the same way.

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

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

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they sent to me concerning this matter four times, and I gave this answer to them.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And they sent to me again to this effect; and I sent them word accordingly.

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

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

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

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

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

International Standard Version
They sent me this message 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.

Literal Standard Version
And they send to me, according to this word, four times, and I return them [word] according to this word.

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.

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
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 thee, wherein thy great strength lieth, and wherewith thou mightest be bound to afflict thee…

Proverbs 7:21
With her much fair speech she caused him to yield, with the flattering of her lips she forced him.

Luke 18:5
Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.

and I answered

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











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Four
אַרְבַּ֣ע (’ar·ba‘)
Number - feminine singular
Strong's 702: Four

times
פְּעָמִ֑ים (pə·‘ā·mîm)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 6471: A beat, foot, anvil, occurrence

they sent
וַיִּשְׁלְח֥וּ (way·yiš·lə·ḥū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 7971: To send away, for, out

me the same
הַזֶּ֖ה (haz·zeh)
Article | Pronoun - masculine singular
Strong's 2088: This, that

message,
כַּדָּבָ֥ר (kad·dā·ḇār)
Preposition-k, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause

and each time I gave
וָאָשִׁ֥יב (wā·’ā·šîḇ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 7725: To turn back, in, to retreat, again

the same
הַזֶּֽה׃ (haz·zeh)
Article | Pronoun - masculine singular
Strong's 2088: This, that

reply.
כַּדָּבָ֥ר (kad·dā·ḇār)
Preposition-k, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause


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