Nehemiah 4:9
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But we prayed to our God and posted a guard day and night to meet this threat.

King James Bible
Nevertheless we made our prayer unto our God, and set a watch against them day and night, because of them.

Darby Bible Translation
Then we prayed to our God, and set a watch against them day and night, because of them.

World English Bible
But we made our prayer to our God, and set a watch against them day and night, because of them.

Young's Literal Translation
And we pray unto our God, and appoint a watch against them, by day and by night, because of them.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

We made our prayer unto our God, and set a watch - The strongest confidence in the protection and favor of God does not preclude the use of all or any of the means of self-preservation and defense which his providence has put in our power. While God works in us to will and to do, we should proceed to willing, through the power he has given us to will; and we should proceed to action, through the power he has given us to act. We cannot will, but through God's power; we cannot act, but through God's strength. The power, and the use of it, are two distinct things. We may have the power to will, and not will; and we may have the power to do, and not act: therefore, says the apostle, seeing God has wrought in you these powers, see that You Work Out Your Own salvation, with fear and trembling.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Nevertheless

Nehemiah 4:11 And our adversaries said, They shall not know, neither see, till we come in the middle among them, and slay them...

Genesis 32:9-12,28 And Jacob said, O God of my father Abraham, and God of my father Isaac, the LORD which said to me, Return to your country...

2 Kings 19:14-19 And Hezekiah received the letter of the hand of the messengers, and read it: and Hezekiah went up into the house of the LORD...

Psalm 50:15 And call on me in the day of trouble: I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me.

Psalm 55:16-22 As for me, I will call on God; and the LORD shall save me...

Luke 6:11,12 And they were filled with madness; and communed one with another what they might do to Jesus...

Acts 4:24-30 And when they heard that, they lifted up their voice to God with one accord, and said, Lord, you are God, which have made heaven...

set a watch

Matthew 26:41 Watch and pray, that you enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.

Luke 21:36 Watch you therefore, and pray always, that you may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass...

1 Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walks about, seeking whom he may devour:

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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 4:10
Meanwhile, the people in Judah said, "The strength of the laborers is giving out, and there is so much rubble that we cannot rebuild the wall."

Nehemiah 4:11
Also our enemies said, "Before they know it or see us, we will be right there among them and will kill them and put an end to the work."

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