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Nehemiah 4:9

    Nehemiah 4:9 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Nevertheless we made our prayer unto our God, and set a watch against them day and night, because of them.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Nevertheless we made our prayer to our God, and set a watch against them day and night, because of them.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    But we made our prayer unto our God, and set a watch against them day and night, because of them.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But we made our prayer to God, and had men on watch against them day and night because of them.

    Webster's Revision

    But we made our prayer unto our God, and set a watch against them day and night, because of them.

    World English Bible

    But we made our prayer to our God, and set a watch against them day and night, because of them.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    But we made our prayer unto our God, and set a watch against them day and night, because of them.

    Clarke's Commentary on Nehemiah 4:9

    We made our prayer unto our God, and set a watch - The strongest confidence in the protection and favor of God does not preclude the use of all or any of the means of self-preservation and defense which his providence has put in our power. While God works in us to will and to do, we should proceed to willing, through the power he has given us to will; and we should proceed to action, through the power he has given us to act. We cannot will, but through God's power; we cannot act, but through God's strength. The power, and the use of it, are two distinct things. We may have the power to will, and not will; and we may have the power to do, and not act: therefore, says the apostle, seeing God has wrought in you these powers, see that You Work Out Your Own salvation, with fear and trembling.

    Barnes' Notes on Nehemiah 4:9

    Because of them - Or, "over against them," i. e. opposite to the place where they were encamped, probably on the north side of the city.