1 When Sanballat, Tobiah, Geshem the Arab and our other enemies heard that I had rebuilt the wall and that not a single gap was left -- though at that time I had not fixed the doors to the gates-
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2 Sanballat and Geshem sent me this message, 'Come and meet us at Ha-Chephirim in the Vale of Ono.' But they had evil designs on me.
1Chr 8:12 Ps 37:12 2Sam 3:27 2Sam 20:9 Eccl 4:4 Ezek 33:31 Jer 41:2
3 So I sent messengers to them to say, 'I am engaged in a great undertaking, so I cannot come down. Why should the work stop while I leave it and come down to you?'
1Tim 4:15-16 John 9:4 Eccl 9:10 Luke 14:30 Matt 10:16 Prov 14:15
4 Four times they sent me the same invitation and I made them the same reply.
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5 The fifth time, with the same purpose in mind, Sanballat sent me his servant bearing an open letter.
2Cor 2:11 2Cor 11:13-15 2Kgs 18:26-28 2Thess 2:10 Eph 6:11
6 It ran, 'There is a rumour among the nations -- and Gashmu confirms it -- that you and the Jews are thinking of rebelling, which is why you are rebuilding the wall, and you intend to become their king;
Neh 2:19 1Pet 2:12-13 1Pet 3:16 2Cor 6:8 Ezra 4:12 Ezra 4:15 Jer 9:3-6
7 and that you have even briefed prophets to acclaim you in Jerusalem with the cry, "There is a king in Judah!" Now, these rumours are going to reach the king; so you had better come and discuss them with us.'
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8 To this I sent him the following reply, 'As regards what you say, nothing of the sort has occurred; it is a figment of your own imagination.'
Job 13:4 Ps 52:2 Acts 24:12-13 Acts 25:7 Acts 25:10 Dan 11:27 Isa 59:4
9 For they were all trying to terrorise us, thinking, 'They will become demoralised over the work and it will not get finished.' But my morale rose even higher.
Ps 138:3 1Pet 5:10 2Cor 12:9 Eph 3:16 Eph 6:10 Phil 4:13 1Sam 30:6
10 Then, when I went to visit Shemaiah son of Delaiah, son of Mehetabel, since he was prevented from coming to me, he said: We must gather at the Temple of God, inside the sanctuary itself; we must shut the sanctuary doors, for they are coming to kill you, they are coming to kill you tonight!
Jer 36:5 1Kgs 6:5 2Chr 28:24 2Chr 29:3 2Chr 29:7 2Kgs 9:8 2Kgs 11:3
11 But I retorted, 'Should a man like me run away? Would a man like me go into the Temple to save his life? I shall not go in!'
Prov 28:1 Acts 20:24 Acts 21:13 Luke 13:31-33 Phil 2:17 Ps 11:1-2 Ps 112:6
12 I realised that God had not sent him to say this, but that he had produced this prophecy for me because Tobiah was paying him
Ezek 13:22 1Cor 2:15 1Cor 12:10 1John 4:1 1Pet 5:2 1Tim 3:3 2Pet 2:3
13 to terrorise me into doing as he said and committing a sin, so that they would have grounds for blackening my reputation and blaming me.
Jas 4:17 Jer 18:18 Jer 20:10 Neh 6:6 Prov 29:5 1Tim 5:14 2Cor 11:12
14 Remember Tobiah, my God, for what he did; and Noadiah the prophetess, and the other prophets who tried to terrorise me.
Neh 13:29 2Tim 4:14-15 1John 5:16 1Kgs 22:22-24 2Tim 3:8 Ezek 13:16-17 Isa 9:14-15
15 The wall was finished within fifty-two days, on the twenty-fifth of Elul.
Neh 4:1-2 Dan 9:25 Ezra 6:15 Ps 1:3
16 When all our enemies heard about it and all the surrounding nations saw it, they thought it a wonderful thing, because they realised that this work had been accomplished by the power of our God.
Ps 126:2 Josh 5:1 Neh 2:10 Neh 4:1 Neh 4:7 Acts 5:38 Exod 14:25
17 During this same period, the nobles of Judah kept sending letter after letter to Tobiah, and letters from Tobiah kept arriving for them;
Matt 24:10-12 Mic 7:1-6 Neh 3:5 Neh 5:7 Neh 13:28
18 for he had many sworn to his interest in Judah, since he was son-in-law to Shecaniah son of Arah, and his son Jehohanan had married the daughter of Meshullam son of Berechiah.
Ezra 2:5 Neh 3:4 Neh 3:30 Neh 7:10
19 They even cried up his good deeds in my presence, and they reported what I said back to him. And Tobiah kept sending letters to terrorise me.
1John 4:5 Acts 4:18-21 Isa 37:10-14 John 7:7 John 15:19 Neh 6:9 Neh 6:13