NEHEMIAH 6:12

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“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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Nehemiah 6:12 Translation & Meaning

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And, lo, וְהִנֵּ֥ה Lo! lo
I perceived וָֽאַכִּ֕ירָה Properly, to scrutinize, i.e., look intently at; hence (with recognition implied), to acknowledge, be acquainted with, care for, respect, revere, or (with suspicion implied), to disregard, ignore, be strange toward, reject, resign, dissimulate (as if ignorant or disowning) perceived
that God אֱלֹהִ֖ים 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
had not לֹֽא Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles not
sent שְׁלָח֑וֹ To send away, for, or out (in a great variety of applications) sent
him; but כִּ֤י (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed him but
that he pronounced דִּבֶּ֣ר Perhaps properly, to arrange; but used figuratively (of words), to speak; rarely (in a destructive sense) to subdue pronounced
this prophecy הַנְּבוּאָה֙ A prediction (spoken or written) prophecy
against עָלַ֔י Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications against
me: for Tobiah וְטֽוֹבִיָּ֥ה Tobijah, the name of three Israelites and of one Samaritan Tobiah
and Sanballat וְסַנְבַלַּ֖ט Sanballat, a Persian satrap of Samaria Sanballat
had hired שְׂכָרֽוֹ׃ To hire hired
him. שְׂכָרֽוֹ׃ To hire him

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.




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