The Good Deeds - Nehemiah 6

Nehemiah 6:1 Now it came to pass, when Sanballat, and Tobiah,  and Geshem the Arabian, and the rest of our enemies, heard  that I had builded the wall, and that there was no breach  left therein; (though at that time I had not set up the doors  upon the gates;) 

Nehemiah 6:2 That Sanballat and Geshem sent unto  me, saying, Come, let us meet together in some one of the  villages in the plain of Ono. But they thought to do me  mischief. 

Nehemiah 6:3 And I sent messengers unto them, saying, I  am doing a great work, so that I cannot come down: why  should the work cease, whilst I leave it, and come down to  you? 

Nehemiah 6:4 Yet they sent unto me four times after this sort;  and I answered them after the same manner. 

Nehemiah 6:5 Then  sent Sanballat his servant unto me in like manner the fifth  time with an open letter in his hand; 

Nehemiah 6:6 Wherein was  written, It is reported among the heathen, and Gashmu saith  it, that thou and the Jews think to rebel: for which cause  thou buildest the wall, that thou mayest be their king,  according to these words. 

Nehemiah 6:7 And thou hast also  appointed prophets to preach of thee at Jerusalem, saying,  There is a king in Judah: and now shall it be reported to  the king according to these words. Come now therefore, and  let us take counsel together. 

Nehemiah 6:8 Then I sent unto him,  saying, There are no such things done as thou sayest, but  thou feignest them out of thine own heart. 


Nehemiah 6:9 For they all  made us afraid, saying, Their hands shall be weakened from  the work, that it be not done. Now therefore, O God,  strengthen my hands. 

Nehemiah 6:10 Afterward I came unto the  house of Shemaiah the son of Delaiah the son of  
Mehetabeel, who was shut up; and he said, Let us meet  together in the house of God, within the temple, and let us  shut the doors of the temple: for they will come to slay thee;  yea, in the night will they come to slay thee. 

Nehemiah 6:11 And I  said, Should such a man as I flee? and who is there, that,  being as I am, would go into the temple to save his life?  I will not go in. 

Nehemiah 6:12 And, lo, I perceived that God had  not sent him; but that he pronounced this prophecy against  me: for Tobiah and Sanballat had hired him. 

Nehemiah 6:13  Therefore was he hired, that I should be afraid, and do so,  and sin, and that they might have matter for an evil  report, that they might reproach me. 

Nehemiah 6:14 My God, think  thou upon Tobiah and Sanballat according to these their  works, and on the prophetess Noadiah, and the rest of the  prophets, that would have put me in fear.   

Nehemiah 6:15 So the wall was finished in the twenty and fifth  day of the month Elul, in fifty and two days. 

Nehemiah 6:16 And  it came to pass, that when all our enemies heard thereof,  and all the heathen that were about us saw these things,  they were much cast down in their own eyes: for they  perceived that this work was wrought of our God.  

Nehemiah 6:17 Moreover in those days the nobles of Judah sent  many letters unto Tobiah, and the letters of Tobiah came  unto them. 

Nehemiah 6:18 For there were many in Judah sworn  unto him, because he was the son in law of Shechaniah the  son of Arah; and his son Johanan had taken the daughter of  Meshullam the son of Berechiah. 

Nehemiah 6:19 Also they reported  his good deeds before me, and uttered my words to him.  And Tobiah sent letters to put me in fear.