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Conspiracy Against Nehemiah

Now it happened (A)when Sanballat, Tobiah, [a]Geshem the Arab, and the rest of our enemies heard that I had rebuilt the wall, and that there were no breaks left in it (B)(though at that time I had not hung the doors in the gates), that Sanballat and [b]Geshem (C)sent to me, saying, “Come, let us meet together [c]among the villages in the plain of (D)Ono.” But they (E)thought to do me harm.

So I sent messengers to them, saying, “I am doing a great work, so that I cannot come down. Why should the work cease while I leave it and go down to you?”

But they sent me this message four times, and I answered them in the same manner.

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Footnotes

  1. Nehemiah 6:1 Or Gashmu
  2. Nehemiah 6:2 Or Gashmu
  3. Nehemiah 6:2 Or in Kephirim, exact location unknown

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