Nehemiah 4:18
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New Living Translation
All the builders had a sword belted to their side. The trumpeter stayed with me to sound the alarm.

King James Bible
For the builders, every one had his sword girded by his side, and so builded. And he that sounded the trumpet was by me.

Darby Bible Translation
And the builders had every one his sword girded by his side, and built. And he that sounded the trumpet was by me.

World English Bible
and the builders, everyone wore his sword at his side, and so built. He who sounded the trumpet was by me.

Young's Literal Translation
And the builders are each with his sword, girded on his loins, and building, and he who is blowing with a trumpet is beside me.

Nehemiah 4:18 Parallel
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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

4:18 Sounded - To call the people together, when, and where it was necessary.

Nehemiah 4:18 Parallel Commentaries

Library
"If So be that the Spirit of God Dwell in You. Now if any Man have not the Spirit of Christ, He is None of His. "
Rom. viii. 9.--"If so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his." "But will God in very deed dwell with men on the earth?" 2 Chron. vi. 18. It was the wonder of one of the wisest of men, and indeed, considering his infinite highness above the height of heavens, his immense and incomprehensible greatness, that the heaven of heavens cannot contain him, and then the baseness, emptiness, and worthlessness of man, it may be a wonder to the
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

An Era of Spiritual Darkness
The apostle Paul, in his second letter to the Thessalonians, foretold the great apostasy which would result in the establishment of the papal power. He declared that the day of Christ should not come, "except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshiped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God." And furthermore, the apostle warns his
Ellen Gould White—The Great Controversy

Ezra-Nehemiah
Some of the most complicated problems in Hebrew history as well as in the literary criticism of the Old Testament gather about the books of Ezra and Nehemiah. Apart from these books, all that we know of the origin and early history of Judaism is inferential. They are our only historical sources for that period; and if in them we have, as we seem to have, authentic memoirs, fragmentary though they be, written by the two men who, more than any other, gave permanent shape and direction to Judaism, then
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Nehemiah 4:13
So I placed armed guards behind the lowest parts of the wall in the exposed areas. I stationed the people to stand guard by families, armed with swords, spears, and bows.

Nehemiah 4:17
who were building the wall. The laborers carried on their work with one hand supporting their load and one hand holding a weapon.

Nehemiah 4:19
Then I explained to the nobles and officials and all the people, "The work is very spread out, and we are widely separated from each other along the wall.

Ezekiel 33:3
When the watchman sees the enemy coming, he sounds the alarm to warn the people.

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