Nehemiah 4:21
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New International Version
So we continued the work with half the men holding spears, from the first light of dawn till the stars came out.

King James Bible
So we laboured in the work: and half of them held the spears from the rising of the morning till the stars appeared.

Darby Bible Translation
And we laboured in the work; and half of them held the spears from the rising of the dawn till the stars appeared.

World English Bible
So we worked in the work: and half of them held the spears from the rising of the morning until the stars appeared.

Young's Literal Translation
And we are working in the business, and half of them are keeping hold of the spears, from the going up of the dawn till the coming forth of the stars.

Nehemiah 4:21 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Ye hear the sound of the trumpet - As the walls were very extensive, and the workmen consequently much scattered, their enemies might easily attack and destroy them successively, he therefore ordered them all to work as near to each other as they could; and himself, who was everywhere surveying the work, kept a trumpeter always with him, who was to sound when the enemy approached; and all were instantly to run to the place where they heard the sound.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

So we

1 Corinthians 15:10,58 But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed on me was not in vain...

Galatians 6:9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.

Colossians 1:29 Whereunto I also labor, striving according to his working, which works in me mightily.

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Discouragements and Courage
'Nevertheless we made our prayer unto our God, and set a watch against them day and night, because of them. 10. And Judah said, The strength of the bearers of burdens is decayed, and there is much rubbish; so that we are not able to build the wall. 11. And our adversaries said, They shall not know, neither see, till we come in the midst among them, and slay them, and cause the work to cease. 12. And it came to pass, that when the Jews which dwelt by them came, they said unto us ten times, From all
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Heathen Plots
[This chapter is based on Nehemiah 6.] Sanballat and his confederates dared not make open war upon the Jews; but with increasing malice they continued their secret efforts to discourage, perplex, and injure them. The wall about Jerusalem was rapidly approaching completion. When it should be finished and its gates set up, these enemies of Israel could not hope to force an entrance into the city. They were the more eager, therefore, to stop the work without further delay. At last they devised a plan
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Cross References
Nehemiah 4:20
Wherever you hear the sound of the trumpet, join us there. Our God will fight for us!"

Nehemiah 4:22
At that time I also said to the people, "Have every man and his helper stay inside Jerusalem at night, so they can serve us as guards by night and as workers by day."

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