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Nehemiah 2:16

    Nehemiah 2:16 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And the rulers knew not whither I went, or what I did; neither had I as yet told it to the Jews, nor to the priests, nor to the nobles, nor to the rulers, nor to the rest that did the work.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And the rulers knew not where I went, or what I did; neither had I as yet told it to the Jews, nor to the priests, nor to the nobles, nor to the rulers, nor to the rest that did the work.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And the rulers knew not whither I went, or what I did; neither had I as yet told it to the Jews, nor to the priests, nor to the nobles, nor to the rulers, nor to the rest that did the work.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And the chiefs had no knowledge of where I had been or what I was doing; and I had not then said anything to the Jews or to the priests or the great ones or the chiefs or the rest of those who were doing the work.

    Webster's Revision

    And the rulers knew not whither I went, or what I did; neither had I as yet told it to the Jews, nor to the priests, nor to the nobles, nor to the rulers, nor to the rest that did the work.

    World English Bible

    The rulers didn't know where I went, or what I did; neither had I as yet told it to the Jews, nor to the priests, nor to the nobles, nor to the rulers, nor to the rest who did the work.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And the rulers knew not whither I went, or what I did; neither had I as yet told it to the Jews, nor to the priests, nor to the nobles, nor to the rulers, nor to the rest that did the work.

    Definitions for Nehemiah 2:16

    Whither - Where; which place.

    Clarke's Commentary on Nehemiah 2:16

    The rulers knew not whither I went - He made no person privy to his design, that he might hide every thing as much as possible from their enemies till he had all things in readiness; lest they should take measures to defeat the work.

    Barnes' Notes on Nehemiah 2:16

    The rulers - The principal authorities of the city, in the absence of the special governor.

    The rest that did the work - i. e. "the laboring class that (afterward) actually built the wall."

    Wesley's Notes on Nehemiah 2:16

    2:16 That did - Or, were to do, whom he intended to employ in it.