Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

So I stationed the people by families behind the wall in the lower exposed areas, equipping them with their swords, spears, and bows.

New American Standard Bible

then I stationed men in the lowest parts of the space behind the wall, the exposed places, and I stationed the people in families with their swords, spears and bows.

King James Version

Therefore set I in the lower places behind the wall, and on the higher places, I even set the people after their families with their swords, their spears, and their bows.

Holman Bible

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.

A Conservative Version

Therefore I set in the lowest parts of the space behind the wall, in the open places, I set [there] the people after their families with their swords, their spears, and their bows.

American Standard Version

Therefore set I in the lowest parts of the space behind the wall, in the open places, I set there the people after their families with their swords, their spears, and their bows.

Amplified

So I set [armed men] behind the wall in places where it was least protected; I even thus used the people as families with their swords, spears, and bows.

Bible in Basic English

So in the lowest part of the space at the back of the walls, in the open places, I put the people by families, with their swords, their spears, and their bows.

Darby Translation

I set in the lower places behind the wall in exposed places, I even set the people, according to their families, with their swords, their spears and their bows.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Therefore, I set in the lower places behind the wall, and on the higher places, I set the people by families with their swords, their spears, and their bows.

Julia Smith Translation

And I shall set from underneath to the place from behind to the wall upon the dry places, and I shall set the people to the families with their swords, their spears and their bows.

King James 2000

Therefore set I in the lower places behind the wall, and on the higher places, I even set the people according to their families with their swords, their spears, and their bows.

Lexham Expanded Bible

I stationed the people behind the deepest part of the wall in the open places according to their families, with their swords, spears, and bows.

Modern King James verseion

And I stationed in the lower places behind the wall, and on the higher places, I even set the people according to their families with their sword, their spears, and their bows.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

then set I the people after their kindreds with their swords, spears, and bows beneath, in the low places behind the wall;

NET Bible

So I stationed people at the lower places behind the wall in the exposed places. I stationed the people by families, with their swords, spears, and bows.

New Heart English Bible

Therefore set I in the lowest parts of the space behind the wall, in the open places, I set the people after their families with their swords, their spears, and their bows.

The Emphasized Bible

So I set - on the lower slopes of the place behind the wall in the waste grounds, - yea I set the people, by their families, with their swords, their spears and their bows.

Webster

Therefore I set in the lower places behind the wall, and on the higher places, I even set the people after their families with their swords, their spears, and their bows.

World English Bible

Therefore set I in the lowest parts of the space behind the wall, in the open places, I set [there] the people after their families with their swords, their spears, and their bows.

Youngs Literal Translation

And I appoint at the lowest of the places, at the back of the wall, in the clear places, yea, I appoint the people, by their families, with their swords, their spears, and their bows.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
I in the lower
תּחתּי 
Tachtiy 
Usage: 19

מקמה מקומה מקם מקום 
Maqowm 
Usage: 401

אחר 
'achar 
Usage: 488

the wall
חומה 
Chowmah 
Usage: 133

and on the higher places
צחיח 
Ts@chiyach 
Usage: 5

the people
עם 
`am 
Usage: 1867

משׁפּחה 
Mishpachah 
Usage: 303

with their swords
חרב 
Chereb 
Usage: 413

רמח 
Romach 
Usage: 15

References

Hastings

Context Readings

Nehemiah Overcomes Opposition From Sanballat

12 The Jews who lived near them kept coming to us, reporting at least ten times, "They'll attack us from every direction." 13 So I stationed the people by families behind the wall in the lower exposed areas, equipping them with their swords, spears, and bows. 14 Looking things over, I stood up and spoke to the officials, the military leaders, and the rest of the people: "Don't fear them. Remember the great and awe-inspiring Lord. Fight for your brothers, your sons, your daughters, your wives, and your homes."



Cross References

Nehemiah 4:17-18

who worked on the wall. Those who carried building materials worked with one hand, carrying a spear in the other.

Genesis 32:13-20

Jacob spent the night there. Out of everything that he had brought with him, he chose a gift for his brother Esau

2 Chronicles 32:2-8

As soon as Hezekiah learned that Sennacherib had arrived and had determined to attack Jerusalem,

Psalm 112:5

It is good for the person who lends generously, conducting his affairs with fairness.

Song of Songs 3:7-8

Look! It's Solomon's sedan chair, with 60 of the best soldiers in Israel surrounding it.

Matthew 10:16

"Pay attention, now! I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. So be as cunning as serpents and as innocent as doves.

1 Corinthians 14:20

Brothers, stop being childish in your thinking. Be like infants with respect to evil, but think like adults.

Ephesians 6:11-20

Put on the whole armor of God so that you may be able to stand firm against the Devil's strategies.

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