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Nehemiah 4:6 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— So we built the wall; and all the wall was joined together unto half [the height] thereof: for the people had a mind to work.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— So built we the wall; and all the wall was joined together unto the half thereof: for the people had a mind to work.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— So we built the wall and the whole wall was joined together to half its [height], for the people had a mind to work.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— So we built the wall; and all the wall was joined together to the half of it, for the people had a mind to work.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— But we built the wall; and all the wall was joined together to the half thereof; for the people had a mind to work.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— So we built the wall, and all the wall was finished unto the half thereof,—and the people had a mind to work.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And we build the wall, and all the wall is joined—unto its half, and the people have a heart to work.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— So we built the wall, and joined it all together unto the half thereof: and the heart of the people was excited to work.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— So built we the wall, and all the wall was ioyned together vnto the halfe therof: for the people had a minde to worke.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— [Absent from Manuscript]
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— So built we the wall; and all the wall was joined together unto the half thereof: for the people had a mind to work.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
So built 1129
{1129} Prime
בָּנָה
banah
{baw-naw'}
A primitive root; to build (literally and figuratively).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
we x853
(0853) Complement
אֵת
'eth
{ayth}
Apparently contracted from H0226 in the demonstrative sense of entity; properly self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely).
the wall; 2346
{2346} Prime
חוֹמָה
chowmah
{kho-maw'}
Feminine active participle of an unused root apparently meaning to join; a wall of protection.
and all x3605
(3605) Complement
כֹּל
kol
{kole}
From H3634; properly the whole; hence all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense).
the wall 2346
{2346} Prime
חוֹמָה
chowmah
{kho-maw'}
Feminine active participle of an unused root apparently meaning to join; a wall of protection.
was joined together 7194
{7194} Prime
קָשַׁר
qashar
{kaw-shar'}
A primitive root; to tie, physically (gird, confine, compact) or mentally (in love, league).
z8735
<8735> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 1602
unto x5704
(5704) Complement
עַד
`ad
{ad}
Properly the same as H5703 (used as a preposition, adverb or conjugation; especially with a preposition); as far (or long, or much) as, whether of space (even unto) or time (during, while, until) or degree (equally with).
the half 2677
{2677} Prime
חֲצִי
chetsiy
{khay-tsee'}
From H2673; the half or middle.
thereof: for the people 5971
{5971} Prime
עַם
`am
{am}
From H6004; a people (as a congregated unit); specifically a tribe (as those of Israel); hence (collectively) troops or attendants; figuratively a flock.
had x1961
(1961) Complement
הָיָה
hayah
{haw-yaw'}
A primitive root (compare H1933); to exist, that is, be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary).
a mind 3820
{3820} Prime
לֵב
leb
{labe}
A form of H3824; the heart; also used (figuratively) very widely for the feelings, the will and even the intellect; likewise for the centre of anything.
to work. 6213
{6213} Prime
עָשָׂה
`asah
{aw-saw'}
A primitive root; to do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application.
z8800
<8800> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 4888
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Nehemiah 4:6

_ _ all the wall was joined together unto the half thereof — The whole circuit of the wall had been distributed in sections to various companies of the people, and was completed to the half of the intended height.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Nehemiah 4:1-6.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Nehemiah 4:6

The half — Unto half its height.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
and all the wall:
That is, the whole circuit of the wall was completed unto half the intended height.

for the people:
The original is very emphatic, wyhee laiv leam laasoth, "for the people had a heart to work." Their heart was engaged in it, and they went about it cheerfully and vigorously.

had a mind:

Nehemiah 6:15 So the wall was finished in the twenty and fifth [day] of [the month] Elul, in fifty and two days.
1 Chronicles 29:3 Moreover, because I have set my affection to the house of my God, I have of mine own proper good, of gold and silver, [which] I have given to the house of my God, over and above all that I have prepared for the holy house,
1 Chronicles 29:14 But who [am] I, and what [is] my people, that we should be able to offer so willingly after this sort? for all things [come] of thee, and of thine own have we given thee.
1 Chronicles 29:17-18 I know also, my God, that thou triest the heart, and hast pleasure in uprightness. As for me, in the uprightness of mine heart I have willingly offered all these things: and now have I seen with joy thy people, which are present here, to offer willingly unto thee. ... O LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, our fathers, keep this for ever in the imagination of the thoughts of the heart of thy people, and prepare their heart unto thee:
2 Chronicles 29:36 And Hezekiah rejoiced, and all the people, that God had prepared the people: for the thing was [done] suddenly.
Psalms 110:3 Thy people [shall be] willing in the day of thy power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning: thou hast the dew of thy youth.
2 Corinthians 8:16-17 But thanks [be] to God, which put the same earnest care into the heart of Titus for you. ... For indeed he accepted the exhortation; but being more forward, of his own accord he went unto you.
Philippians 2:13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of [his] good pleasure.
Hebrews 13:21 Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom [be] glory for ever and ever. Amen.
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