Nehemiah 6 :5

Nehemiah 6 :5 Translations

King James Version (KJV)

Then sent Sanballat his servant to me in like manner the fifth time with an open letter in his hand;

American King James Version (AKJV)

Then sent Sanballat his servant to me in like manner the fifth time with an open letter in his hand;

American Standard Version (ASV)

Then sent Sanballat his servant unto me in like manner the fifth time with an open letter in his hand,

Basic English Translation (BBE)

Then Sanballat sent his servant to me a fifth time with an open letter in his hand;

Webster's Revision

Then Sanballat sent his servant to me in like manner the fifth time with an open letter in his hand;

World English Bible

Then Sanballat sent his servant to me the same way the fifth time with an open letter in his hand,

English Revised Version (ERV)

Then sent Sanballat his servant unto me in like manner the fifth time with an open letter in his hand;

Definitions for Nehemiah 6 :5

Clarke's Commentary on Nehemiah 6 :5

With an open letter in his hand - This was an insult to a person of Nehemiah's quality: as letters sent to chiefs and governors in the East are always carefully folded up, and put in costly silken bags, and these carefully sealed. The circumstance is thus marked to show the contempt he (Sanballat) had for him.

Barnes's Commentary on Nehemiah 6 :5

The letter was "open," in order that the contents might be generally known, and that the Jews, alarmed at the threats contained in it, might refuse to continue the work.

Wesley's Commentary on Nehemiah 6 :5

6:5 Open letter - As speaking of a thing commonly known.
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