11 And our enemies said, “They will not know or see till we come among them and kill them and stop the work.” 12 At that time the Jews who lived near them came from all directions and said to us ten times, “You must return to us.”[a] 13 So in the lowest parts of the space behind the wall, in open places, I stationed the people by their clans, with their swords, their spears, and their bows. 14 And I looked and arose and said to the nobles and to the officials and to the rest of the people, (A)“Do not be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, (B)who is great and awesome, (C)and fight for your brothers, your sons, your daughters, your wives, and your homes.”

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Footnotes

  1. Nehemiah 4:12 The meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain

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