Nehemiah 6:5
New International Version
Then, the fifth time, Sanballat sent his aide to me with the same message, and in his hand was an unsealed letter

New Living Translation
The fifth time, Sanballat's servant came with an open letter in his hand,

English Standard Version
In the same way Sanballat for the fifth time sent his servant to me with an open letter in his hand.

Berean Study Bible
The fifth time, Sanballat sent me this same message by his young servant, who had in his hand an unsealed letter

New American Standard Bible
Then Sanballat sent his servant to me in the same manner a fifth time with an open letter in his hand.

King James Bible
Then sent Sanballat his servant unto me in like manner the fifth time with an open letter in his hand;

Christian Standard Bible
Sanballat sent me this same message a fifth time by his aide, who had an open letter in his hand.

Contemporary English Version
Finally, Sanballat sent an official to me with an unsealed letter,

Good News Translation
Then Sanballat sent one of his servants to me with a fifth message, this one in the form of an unsealed letter.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Sanballat sent me this same message a fifth time by his aide, who had an open letter in his hand.

International Standard Version
Then Sanballat sent his assistant to me the fifth time. But this time the letter was sent unsealed, and

NET Bible
The fifth time that Sanballat sent his assistant to me in this way, he had an open letter in his hand.

New Heart English Bible
Then Sanballat sent his servant to me the same way the fifth time with an open letter in his hand,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When Sanballat sent me the same message a fifth time, his servant held in his hand an unsealed letter.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then sent Sanballat his servant unto me in like manner the fifth time with an open letter in his hand;

New American Standard 1977
Then Sanballat sent his servant to me in the same manner a fifth time with an open letter in his hand.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then Sanballat sent his slave to say the same thing for the fifth time with an open letter in his hand,

King James 2000 Bible
Then sent Sanballat his servant unto me in the same way the fifth time with an open letter in his hand;

American King James Version
Then sent Sanballat his servant to me in like manner the fifth time with an open letter in his hand;

American Standard Version
Then sent Sanballat his servant unto me in like manner the fifth time with an open letter in his hand,

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Then Sanaballat sent his servant to me with an open letter in his hand.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Sanaballat sent his servant to me the fifth time according to the former word, and he had a letter in his hand written in this manner:

Darby Bible Translation
Then sent Sanballat his servant to me in this manner the fifth time, with an open letter in his hand,

English Revised Version
Then sent Sanballat his servant unto me in like manner the fifth time with an open letter in his hand;

Webster's Bible Translation
Then Sanballat sent his servant to me in like manner the fifth time with an open letter in his hand;

World English Bible
Then Sanballat sent his servant to me the same way the fifth time with an open letter in his hand,

Young's Literal Translation
And Sanballat sendeth unto me, according to this word, a fifth time, his servant, and an open letter in his hand;
Study Bible
Sanballat's Conspiracy
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 6that 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,…
Cross References
Nehemiah 6:4
Four times they sent me the same message, and each time I gave the same reply.

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,

Treasury of Scripture

Then sent Sanballat his servant to me in like manner the fifth time with an open letter in his hand;

2 Kings 18:26-28
Then said Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, and Shebna, and Joah, unto Rabshakeh, Speak, I pray thee, to thy servants in the Syrian language; for we understand it: and talk not with us in the Jews' language in the ears of the people that are on the wall…

2 Corinthians 2:11
Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.

2 Corinthians 11:13-15
For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ…







Lexicon
The fifth
חֲמִישִׁ֖ית (ḥă·mî·šîṯ)
Number - ordinal feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2549: Fifth, a fifth

time,
פַּ֥עַם (pa·‘am)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6471: A beat, foot, anvil, occurrence

Sanballat
סַנְבַלַּ֜ט (san·ḇal·laṭ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5571: Sanballat -- a Samaritan leader

sent
וַיִּשְׁלַח֩ (way·yiš·laḥ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7971: To send away, for, out

me this
הַזֶּ֛ה (haz·zeh)
Article | Pronoun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2088: This, that

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

by his young servant,
נַעֲר֑וֹ (na·‘ă·rōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5288: A boy, lad, youth, retainer

who had in his hand
בְּיָדֽוֹ׃ (bə·yā·ḏōw)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3027: A hand

an unsealed
פְּתוּחָ֖ה (pə·ṯū·ḥāh)
Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6605: To open wide, to loosen, begin, plough, carve

letter
וְאִגֶּ֥רֶת (wə·’ig·ge·reṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 107: An epistle
(5) The fifth time with an open letter in his hand.--Four times they strive to induce Nehemiah to meet them, under various pretexts, with the intention of doing him personal harm. Each time his reply was to the effect that he was finishing his own work, not without a touch of irony. This answer has an universal application, which preachers have known how to use. In the fifth letter the tactics are changed: the silken bag containing the missive was not sealed, and it was hoped that Nehemiah would be alarmed by the thought that its contents had been read by the people.

Verse 5. - An open letter. Letters in the East are usually placed in silken bags, which are then tied up and carefully sealed. An "open letter" invited perusal; and the object of sending this one "open' must have been to create alarm among the Jews, and to excite them against Nehemiah. Compare the conduct of Sennacherib's ambassadors (2 Kings 18:27-33). 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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