Take refuge behind the wall

Nehemiah made just such a move. After the walls of Jerusalem were half rebuilt, Sanballat and Tobiah banded together with other common enemies of the city in an effort to hinder the building.

However, Nehemiah, confident that God had appointed him to carry out the task of rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem, made a strategic move. As the Revised Standard Version translates the difficult Hebrew text: "In the lowest parts of the space behind the wall, in open places, I stationed the people according to their families, with their swords, their spears, and their bows."Neh. 4:13.

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