Parallel Verses

Lexham Expanded Bible

Then I look and realized God had not sent him; rather, he had spoken the prophecy against me [because] Tobiah and Sanballat had hired him.

New American Standard Bible

Then I perceived that surely God had not sent him, but he uttered his prophecy against me because Tobiah and Sanballat had hired him.

King James Version

And, lo, I perceived that God had not sent him; but that he pronounced this prophecy against me: for Tobiah and Sanballat had hired him.

Holman Bible

I realized that God had not sent him, because of the prophecy he spoke against me. Tobiah and Sanballat had hired him.

International Standard Version

I perceived that God had not sent him. Instead, Tobiah and Sanballat had hired him to pronounce this prophecy against me.

A Conservative Version

And I discerned, and, lo, God had not sent him, but he pronounced this prophecy against me, and Tobiah and Sanballat had hired him.

American Standard Version

And I discerned, and, lo, God had not sent him; but he pronounced this prophecy against me: and Tobiah and Sanballat had hired him.

Amplified

Then I realized that God had not sent him, but he spoke this prophecy against me because Tobiah and Sanballat had hired him.

Bible in Basic English

Then it became clear to me that God had not sent him: he had given this word of a prophet against me himself: and Tobiah and Sanballat had given him money to do so.

Darby Translation

And I perceived, and behold, God had not sent him; for he pronounced this prophecy against me; and Tobijah and Sanballat had hired him.

Julia Smith Translation

And I shall know, and behold, not God sent him; for he spake the prophecy against me: and Tobiah and Sanballat hired him.

King James 2000

And, lo, I perceived that God had not sent him; but that he pronounced this prophecy against me: for Tobiah and Sanballat had hired him.

Modern King James verseion

And, behold, I understood that God had not sent him, but that he said this prophecy against me because Tobiah and Sanballat had hired him.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For I perceived that God had not sent him; Yet spake he prophecy upon me. Nevertheless, Tobiah and Sanballat had hired him for money.

NET Bible

I recognized the fact that God had not sent him, for he had spoken the prophecy against me as a hired agent of Tobiah and Sanballat.

New Heart English Bible

I discerned, and behold, God had not sent him; but he pronounced this prophecy against me. Tobiah and Sanballat had hired him.

The Emphasized Bible

Then perceived I, that lo! it was, not God, who had sent him, - though, a prophecy, he had spoken concerning me, but, Tobiah and Sanballat, had hired him:

Webster

And lo, I perceived that God had not sent him; but that he pronounced this prophecy against me: for Tobiah and Sanballat had hired him.

World English Bible

I discerned, and behold, God had not sent him; but he pronounced this prophecy against me. Tobiah and Sanballat had hired him.

Youngs Literal Translation

And I discern, and lo, God hath not sent him, for in the prophecy he hath spoken unto me both Tobiah and Sanballat hired him,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And, lo, I perceived
נכר 
Nakar 
Usage: 49

אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

had not sent
שׁלח 
Shalach 
Usage: 848

דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1142

נבוּאה 
N@buw'ah 
Usage: 3

טוביּהוּ טוביּה 
Towbiyah 
Usage: 18

and Sanballat
סנבלּט 
Canballat 
Usage: 10

סכר שׂכר 
Sakar 
Usage: 21

References

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Fausets

Hastings

Morish

Context Readings

Attempts To Intimidate Nehemiah

11 But I said, "Should a man like me run away? And would a man like me go into the temple so that he can save his life? I will not go in!" 12 Then I look and realized God had not sent him; rather, he had spoken the prophecy against me [because] Tobiah and Sanballat had hired him. 13 For this reason he was hired: to frighten [me] so that I would act and sin, so that they would have a bad report so they could taunt me.



Cross References

Ezekiel 13:22

Because [you] disheartened [the] heart of [the] righteous [by] deception, and I have not caused him pain, and strengthened [the] hands of [the] wicked [so that he did] not turn from his wicked way to save his life.

Isaiah 56:11

And the dogs {have a greedy appetite}; they {are never satisfied}. And they are [the] shepherds! They do not have understanding. They all turn to their [own] way, each one for his [own] gain, {every one of them}.

Jeremiah 14:14

And Yahweh said to me, "The prophets [are] prophesying lies in my name. I have not sent them, and I have not commanded them, and I have not spoken to them. They are prophesying to you a lying vision, and a divination, worthless, and the deceitfulness of their {minds}."

Jeremiah 23:16

Thus says Yahweh of hosts, "You must not listen to the words of the prophets who prophesy to you. They [are] deluding you [with] visions of their {mind}, They do not speak from the mouth of Yahweh.

Jeremiah 23:25

"I have heard what the prophets who prophesy lies have said in my name, {saying}, 'I have dreamed! I have dreamed!'

Jeremiah 28:15

Then Jeremiah the prophet said to Hananiah the prophet, "Please listen, Hananiah, Yahweh has not sent you, and you have made this people trust in a lie.

Ezekiel 13:7

Have you not seen {a false vision} and spoken {lying divination}, and [you] said, 'Declaration of Yahweh!' but {I myself did not speak}.

Ezekiel 13:19

And you defiled me among my people for a handful of barley and for morsels of bread to kill persons who should not die and to keep alive persons who should not live by [means of] your lies to my people [who are] listening to [your] lies." '

Micah 3:11

Its rulers judge for a bribe; its priests teach for a price; its prophets practice divination for money. But they lean on Yahweh, saying, "[Is] not Yahweh in our midst? Disaster will not come upon us."

Acts 20:33

I have desired no one's silver or gold or clothing!

1 Corinthians 2:15

Now the spiritual [person] discerns all [things], but he himself is judged by no one.

1 Corinthians 12:10

to another {miraculous powers}, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing of spirits, to another kinds of tongues, to another interpretation of tongues.

1 Timothy 3:3

not addicted to wine, not a violent person, but gentle, peaceable, not loving money,

Titus 1:7

For it is necessary [for] the overseer to be blameless as God's steward, not self-willed, not quick-tempered, not addicted to wine, not violent, not greedy for dishonest gain,

1 Peter 5:2

shepherd the flock of God among you, exercising oversight not by compulsion but willingly, in accordance with God, and not greedily but eagerly,

2 Peter 2:3

And in greediness they will exploit you with false words, whose condemnation [from] long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep.

1 John 4:1

Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits [to determine] if they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.

Revelation 18:13

and cinnamon and amomum and incense and ointment and frankincense and wine and olive oil and fine wheat flour and wheat and domesticated animals and sheep and horses and carriages and {slaves} and human lives.

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