Nehemiah 4:16
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
1961 [e]וַיְהִ֣י ׀
way-hî
So it wasConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
4480 [e]מִן־
min-
fromPrep
3117 [e]הַיּ֣וֹם
hay-yō-wm
time onArt | N-ms
1931 [e]הַה֗וּא
ha-hū,
thatArt | Pro-3ms
2677 [e]חֲצִ֣י
ḥă-ṣî
[that] halfN-msc
5288 [e]נְעָרַי֮
nə-‘ā-ray
of my servantsN-mpc | 1cs
6213 [e]עֹשִׂ֣ים
‘ō-śîm
workedV-Qal-Prtcpl-mp
4399 [e]בַּמְּלָאכָה֒
bam-mə-lā-ḵāh
at constructionPrep-b, Art | N-fs
2677 [e]וְחֶצְיָ֗ם
wə-ḥeṣ-yām,
and while [other] halfConj-w | N-msc | 3mp
2388 [e]מַחֲזִיקִים֙
ma-ḥă-zî-qîm
heldV-Hifil-Prtcpl-mp
7420 [e]וְהָרְמָחִ֣ים
wə-hā-rə-mā-ḥîm
and the spearsConj-w, Art | N-mp
4043 [e]הַמָּגִנִּ֔ים
ham-mā-ḡin-nîm,
the shieldsArt | N-cp
7198 [e]וְהַקְּשָׁת֖וֹת
wə-haq-qə-šā-ṯō-wṯ
and the bowsConj-w, Art | N-fp
8302 [e]וְהַשִּׁרְיֹנִ֑ים
wə-haš-šir-yō-nîm;
and [wore] armorConj-w, Art | N-mp
8269 [e]וְהַ֨שָּׂרִ֔ים
wə-haś-śā-rîm,
and the leaders [were]Conj-w, Art | N-mp
310 [e]אַחֲרֵ֖י
’a-ḥă-rê
behindPrep
3605 [e]כָּל־
kāl-
allN-msc
1004 [e]בֵּ֥ית
bêṯ
the houseN-msc
3063 [e]יְהוּדָֽה׃
yə-hū-ḏāh.
of JudahN-proper-ms









Hebrew Texts
נחמיה 4:16 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וַיְהִ֣י ׀ מִן־הַיֹּ֣ום הַה֗וּא חֲצִ֣י נְעָרַי֮ עֹשִׂ֣ים בַּמְּלָאכָה֒ וְחֶצְיָ֗ם מַחֲזִיקִים֙ וְהָרְמָחִ֣ים הַמָּגִנִּ֔ים וְהַקְּשָׁתֹ֖ות וְהַשִּׁרְיֹנִ֑ים וְהַ֨שָּׂרִ֔ים אַחֲרֵ֖י כָּל־בֵּ֥ית יְהוּדָֽה׃

נחמיה 4:16 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
ויהי ׀ מן־היום ההוא חצי נערי עשים במלאכה וחצים מחזיקים והרמחים המגנים והקשתות והשרינים והשרים אחרי כל־בית יהודה׃

נחמיה 4:16 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
ויהי ׀ מן־היום ההוא חצי נערי עשים במלאכה וחצים מחזיקים והרמחים המגנים והקשתות והשרינים והשרים אחרי כל־בית יהודה׃

נחמיה 4:16 Hebrew Bible
ויהי מן היום ההוא חצי נערי עשים במלאכה וחצים מחזיקים והרמחים המגנים והקשתות והשרינים והשרים אחרי כל בית יהודה׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
From that day on, half of my servants carried on the work while half of them held the spears, the shields, the bows and the breastplates; and the captains were behind the whole house of Judah.

King James Bible
And it came to pass from that time forth, that the half of my servants wrought in the work, and the other half of them held both the spears, the shields, and the bows, and the habergeons; and the rulers were behind all the house of Judah.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
From that day on, half of my men did the work while the other half held spears, shields, bows, and armor. The officers supported all the people of Judah,
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my servants

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and the other half (This is no unusual thing in Palestine, even at the present day; people sowing their seed are often attended by armed men, to prevent the Arabs from robbing them of it.)

habergeons (Habergeon, from the Teutonic hals, the neck, and bergen, to cover, defend, may be considered as signifying a breast-plate, though the Franco-Gallic hautbergon signifies a coat of mail; the original shiryon, we have already seen, denotes a corslet.)

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