Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
But the men that went up with him said, We be not able to go up against the people; for they are stronger than we.
Now when the copy of king Artaxerxes' letter was read before Rehum, and Shimshai the scribe, and their companions, they went up in haste to Jerusalem unto the Jews, and made them to cease by force and power.
Then the prophets, Haggai the prophet, and Zechariah the son of Iddo, prophesied unto the Jews that were in Judah and Jerusalem in the name of the God of Israel, even unto them.
And Judah said, The strength of the bearers of burdens is decayed, and there is much rubbish; so that we are not able to build the wall.
The slothful man saith, There is a lion without, I shall be slain in the streets.
The slothful man saith, There is a lion in the way; a lion is in the streets.
The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe.
Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.
He that observeth the wind shall not sow; and he that regardeth the clouds shall not reap.
Song of Songs 5:2
I sleep, but my heart waketh: it is the voice of my beloved that knocketh, saying, Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, my undefiled: for my head is filled with dew, and my locks with the drops of the night.