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For they
Nehemiah 6:14
My God, remember Tobiah and Sanballat for what they have done, and also Noadiah the prophetess and the other prophets who wanted to intimidate me.
Nehemiah 4:10-14
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In Judah, it was said: The strength of the laborer fails, since there is so much rubble. We will never be able to rebuild the wall.
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And our enemies said, "They won't know or see anything until we're among them and can kill them and stop the work."
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When the Jews who lived nearby arrived, they said to us time and again, "Everywhere you turn, [they] attack us."
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So I stationed [people] behind the lowest sections of the wall, at the vulnerable areas. I stationed them by families with their swords, spears, and bows.
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After I made an inspection, I stood up and said to the nobles, the officials, and the rest of the people, "Don't be afraid of them. Remember the great and awe-inspiring Lord, and fight for your countrymen, your sons and daughters, your wives and homes."
2 Chronicles 32:18
Then they called out loudly in Hebrew to the people of Jerusalem who were on the wall to frighten and discourage them in order that he might capture the city.
Their hands
2 Chronicles 15:7
But as for you, be strong; don't be discouraged, for your work has a reward."
Ezra 4:1-24
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When the enemies of Judah and Benjamin heard that the returned exiles were building a temple for the LORD, the God of Israel,
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they approached Zerubbabel and the leaders of the families and said to them, "Let us build with you, for we also worship your God and have been sacrificing to Him since the time King Esar-haddon of Assyria brought us here."
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But Zerubbabel, Jeshua, and the other leaders of Israel's families answered them, "You may have no part with us in building a house for our God, since we alone must build [it] for the LORD, the God of Israel, as King Cyrus, the king of Persia has commanded us."
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Then the people who were already in the land discouraged the people of Judah and made them afraid to build.
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They also bribed officials [to act] against them to frustrate their plans throughout the reign of King Cyrus of Persia and until the reign of King Darius of Persia.
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At the beginning of the reign of Ahasuerus, the people who were already in the land wrote an accusation against the residents of Judah and Jerusalem.
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During the time of [King] Artaxerxes of Persia, Bishlam, Mithredath, Tabeel and the rest of his colleagues wrote to King Artaxerxes. The letter was written in Aramaic and translated.
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Rehum the chief deputy and Shimshai the scribe wrote a letter to King Artaxerxes concerning Jerusalem as follows:
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[From] Rehum the chief deputy, Shimshai the scribe, and the rest of their colleagues-- the judges and magistrates from Tripolis, Persia, Erech, Babylon, Susa (that is, the people of Elam),
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and the rest of the peoples whom the great and illustrious Ashurbanipal deported and settled in the cities of Samaria and the region west of the Euphrates River.
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This is the text of the letter they sent to him: To King Artaxerxes from your servants, the men from the region west of the Euphrates River:
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Let it be known to the king that the Jews who came from you have returned to us at Jerusalem. They are rebuilding that rebellious and evil city, finishing its walls, and repairing its foundations.
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Let it now be known to the king that if that city is rebuilt and its walls are finished, they will not pay tribute, duty, or land tax, and the royal revenue will suffer.
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Since we have taken an oath of loyalty to the king, and it is not right for us to witness his dishonor, we have sent to inform the king
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that a search should be made in your fathers' record books. In these record books you will discover and verify that the city is a rebellious city, harmful to kings and provinces. There have been revolts in it since ancient times. That is why this city was destroyed.
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We advise the king that if this city is rebuilt and its walls are finished, you will not have any possession west of the Euphrates.
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The king sent a reply to his chief deputy Rehum, Shimshai the scribe, and the rest of their colleagues living in Samaria and elsewhere in the region west of the Euphrates River: Greetings.
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The letter you sent us has been translated and read in my presence.
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I issued a decree and a search was conducted. It was discovered that this city has had uprisings against kings since ancient times, and there have been rebellions and revolts in it.
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Powerful kings have also ruled over Jerusalem and exercised authority over the whole region, and tribute, duty, and land tax were paid to them.
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Therefore, issue an order for these men to stop, so that this city will not be rebuilt until a [further] decree has been pronounced by me.
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See that you not neglect this matter. Otherwise, the damage will increase and the royal interests will suffer.
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As soon as the text of King Artaxerxes' letter was read to Rehum, Shimshai the scribe, and their colleagues, they immediately went to the Jews in Jerusalem and forcibly stopped them.
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Now the construction of God's house in Jerusalem had stopped and remained at a standstill until the second year of the reign of King Darius of Persia.
Isaiah 35:3
Strengthen the weak hands, steady the shaking knees!
Isaiah 35:4
Say to the faint-hearted: "Be strong; do not fear! Here is your God; vengeance is coming. God's retribution is coming; He will save you."
Jeremiah 38:4
The officials then said to the king, "This man ought to die, because he is weakening the morale of the warriors who remain in this city and of all the people by speaking to them in this way. This man is not seeking the well-being of this people, but disaster."
Hebrews 12:12
Therefore strengthen your tired hands and weakened knees,
Now therefore
1 Samuel 30:6
David was in a difficult position because the troops talked about stoning him, for they were all very bitter over [the loss of] their sons and daughters. But David found strength in the LORD his God.
Psalm 56:3
When I am afraid, I will trust in You.
Psalm 71:1
LORD, I seek refuge in You; never let me be disgraced.
Psalm 68:35
God, You are awe-inspiring in Your sanctuaries. The God of Israel gives power and strength to His people. May God be praised!
Psalm 138:3
On the day I called, You answered me; You increased strength within me.
Isaiah 41:10
Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you; I will help you; I will hold on to you with My righteous right hand.
Zechariah 10:12
I will strengthen them in the LORD, and they will march in His name-- [this is] Yahweh's declaration.
2 Corinthians 12:9
But He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness." Therefore, I will most gladly boast all the more about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may reside in me.
Ephesians 3:16
[I pray] that He may grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man,
Ephesians 6:10
Finally, be strengthened by the Lord and by His vast strength.
Philippians 4:13
I am able to do all things through Him who strengthens me.
1 Peter 5:10
Now the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ Jesus, will personally restore, establish, strengthen, and support you after you have suffered a little.