Then I came to (A)the governors of the provinces beyond the River and gave them the king’s letters. Now (B)the king had sent with me officers of the army and horsemen. 10 When (C)Sanballat the Horonite and Tobiah the Ammonite [a]official heard about it, it was very displeasing to them that someone had come to seek the welfare of the sons of Israel.

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  1. Nehemiah 2:10 Lit servant

19 But when Sanballat the Horonite and Tobiah the Ammonite [a]official, and (A)Geshem the Arab heard it, (B)they mocked us and despised us and said, “What is this thing you are doing? (C)Are you rebelling against the king?” 20 So I answered them and said to them, “(D)The God of heaven will give us success; therefore we His servants will arise and build, (E)but you have no portion, right or memorial in Jerusalem.”

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  1. Nehemiah 2:19 Lit servant