NEHEMIAH 6:13

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“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.”

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Nehemiah 6:13 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Hebrew Meaning/ Definition
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Therefore לְמַ֤עַן Properly, heed, i.e., purpose; used only adverbially, on account of (as a motive or an aim), teleologically, in order that Therefore
was (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
he ה֔וּא 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 he
hired, שָׂכוּר֙ To hire hired
that לְמַֽעַן Properly, heed, i.e., purpose; used only adverbially, on account of (as a motive or an aim), teleologically, in order that that
I should be afraid, אִירָ֥א To fear; morally to revere; causatively to frighten should afraid
and do so, וְאֶֽעֱשֶׂה To do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application do
and sin, וְחָטָ֑אתִי Properly, to miss; hence (figuratively and generally) to sin; by inference, to forfeit, lack, expiate, repent, (causatively) lead astray, condemn sin
and they might have וְהָיָ֤ה To exist, i.e., be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary) might
that (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
matter (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
for an evil רָ֔ע Bad or (as noun) evil (natural or moral) evil
report, לְשֵׁ֣ם An appellation, as a mark or memorial of individuality; by implication honor, authority, character report
that לְמַ֖עַן Properly, heed, i.e., purpose; used only adverbially, on account of (as a motive or an aim), teleologically, in order that that
they might reproach יְחָֽרְפֽוּנִי׃ To pull off, i.e., (by implication) to expose (as by stripping); specifically, to betroth (as if a surrender); figuratively, to carp at, i.e., defame; to spend the winter might reproach
me. יְחָֽרְפֽוּנִי׃ To pull off, i.e., (by implication) to expose (as by stripping); specifically, to betroth (as if a surrender); figuratively, to carp at, i.e., defame; to spend the winter me

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  • 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.

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




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