“They which builded on the wall, and they that bare burdens, with those that laded, every one with one of his hands wrought in the work, and with the other hand held a weapon. For the builders, every one had his sword girded by his side, and so builded. ” – Nehemiah 4:17
In the time of Nehemiah the wall that surrounded Jerusalem had breaches, for it had been broken down by it’s enemy’s relentless attacks. So Nehemiah orders and oversees it’s repair. Upon hearing of this, Israel’s enemies became very angry and determined to prevent this great work through lies, deceit, slanders, the sending of false prophecies, and all out war. So Nehemiah, determined not to allow the enemy to stop God’s work, ordered that every workman of the Lord work with one hand and bare a weapon of war in the other hand.
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