In it was written, “It is reported among the nations, and Geshem[a] also says it, that you and (A)the Jews intend to rebel; that is why you are building the wall. And according to these reports you wish to become their king. And you have also set up prophets to proclaim concerning you in Jerusalem, ‘There is a king in Judah.’ And now the king will hear of these reports. So now come and let us take counsel together.” Then I sent to him, saying, “No such things as you say have been done, for you are inventing them out of your own mind.”

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Footnotes

  1. Nehemiah 6:6 Hebrew Gashmu

And why not (A)do evil that good may come?—as some people slanderously charge us with saying. Their condemnation is just.

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10 When I wept and humbled[a] my soul with fasting,
    it became my reproach.

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  1. Psalm 69:10 Hebrew lacks and humbled

13 Hannah was speaking in her heart; only her lips moved, and her voice was not heard. Therefore Eli took her to be a drunken woman. 14 And Eli said to her, “How long will you go on being drunk? Put your wine away from you.” 15 But Hannah answered, “No, my lord, I am a woman troubled in spirit. I have drunk neither wine nor strong drink, but (A)I have been pouring out my soul before the Lord.

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But the princes of the Ammonites said to Hanun their lord, “Do you think, because David has sent comforters to you, that he is honoring your father? Has not David sent his servants to you to search the city and to spy it out and to overthrow it?”

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