NEHEMIAH 6:10

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“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.”

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Nehemiah 6:10 Translation & Meaning

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Afterward I וַֽאֲנִי I Afterward
came בָ֗אתִי To go or come (in a wide variety of applications) came
unto the house בֵּ֣ית A house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.) house
of Shemaiah שְֽׁמַֽעְיָ֧ה Shemajah, the name of twenty-five Israelites Shemaiah
the son בֶן A son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like father or brother), etc.) son
of Delaiah דְּלָיָ֛ה Delajah, the name of five Israelites Delaiah
the son בֶּן A son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like father or brother), etc.) son
of Mehetabeel, מְהֵֽיטַבְאֵ֖ל Mehetabel, the name of an Edomitish man and woman Mehetabeel
who וְה֣וּא He (she or it); only expressed when emphatic or without a verb; also (intensively) self, or (especially with the article) the same; sometimes (as demonstrative) this or that; occasionally (instead of copula) as or are who
was (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
shut up; עָצ֑וּר To inclose; by analogy, to hold back; also to maintain, rule, assemble shut up
and he said, וַיֹּ֡אמֶר To say (used with great latitude) said
Let us meet together נִוָּעֵד֩ To fix upon (by agreement or appointment); by implication, to meet (at a stated time), to summon (to trial), to direct (in a certain quarter or position), to engage (for marriage) Let meet together
in אֶל Near, with or among; often in general, to in
the house בֵּ֨ית A house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.) house
of God, הָֽאֱלֹהִ֜ים Gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative God
within תּ֣וֹךְ A bisection, i.e., (by implication) the center within
the temple, הַֽהֵיכָ֗ל A large public building, such as a palace or temple temple
and let us shut וְנִסְגְּרָה֙ To shut up; figuratively, to surrender let shut
the doors דַּלְת֣וֹת Something swinging, i.e., the valve of a door doors
of the temple: הַֽהֵיכָ֔ל A large public building, such as a palace or temple temple
for כִּ֚י (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed for
they will come בָּאִ֣ים To go or come (in a wide variety of applications) come
to slay לְהָרְגֶ֔ךָ To smite with deadly intent slay
thee; yea, in the night וְלַ֖יְלָה Properly, a twist (away of the light), i.e., night; figuratively, adversity yea night
will they come בָּאִ֥ים To go or come (in a wide variety of applications) come
to slay לְהָרְגֶֽךָ׃ To smite with deadly intent slay
thee. לְהָרְגֶֽךָ׃ To smite with deadly intent thee

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.




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