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Amplified

He was hired that I should be made afraid and do as he said and sin, that they might have matter for an evil report with which to taunt and reproach me.

New American Standard Bible

He was hired for this reason, that I might become frightened and act accordingly and sin, so that they might have an evil report in order that they could reproach me.

King James Version

Therefore was he hired, that I should be afraid, and do so, and sin, and that they might have matter for an evil report, that they might reproach me.

Holman Bible

He was hired, so that I would be intimidated, do as he suggested, sin, and get a bad reputation, in order that they could discredit me.

International Standard Version

He had been hired to make me afraid so I would sin by doing what he suggested. Then they could create a slanderous report to use against me.

A Conservative Version

For this cause he was hired, that I should be afraid, and do so, and sin, and that they might have matter for an evil report, that they might reproach me.

American Standard Version

For this cause was he hired, that I should be afraid, and do so, and sin, and that they might have matter for an evil report, that they might reproach me.

Bible in Basic English

For this reason they had given him money, in order that I might be overcome by fear and do what he said and do wrong, and so they would have reason to say evil about me and put shame on me.

Darby Translation

Therefore was he hired, that I should be afraid, and do so, and sin, and that they might have wherewith to spread an evil report, that they might reproach me.

Julia Smith Translation

So that he was hired that I shall be afraid and do thus, and sin, and it was to them for an evil name, so that they shall reproach me.

King James 2000

Therefore was he hired, that I should be afraid, and do so, and sin, and that they might have matter for an evil report, that they might reproach me.

Lexham Expanded Bible

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.

Modern King James verseion

Therefore he was hired that I should be afraid, and do so, and I should sin, and be for them an evil name, with which they might reproach me.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Therefore took he the money, that through fear I should do so, and sin: that they might have an evil report of me, to blaspheme me.

NET Bible

He had been hired to scare me so that I would do this and thereby sin. They would thus bring reproach on me and I would be discredited.

New Heart English Bible

He hired so that I would be afraid, do so, and sin, and that they might have material for an unfavorable report, that they might taunt me.

The Emphasized Bible

to this end, hired, he was, to the end that I might be afraid and do so, and might sin, - and it might serve them for an evil report, to the end they might bring reproach upon me.

Webster

Therefore was he hired, that I should be afraid, and do so, and sin, and that they might have matter for an evil report, that they might reproach me.

World English Bible

He hired so that I would be afraid, do so, and sin, and that they might have material for an evil report, that they might reproach me.

Youngs Literal Translation

so that he is an hireling, that I may fear and do so, and I had sinned, and it had been to them for an evil name that they may reproach me.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
סכר שׂכר 
Sakar 
Usage: 21

and do so

Usage: 0

שׁם 
Shem 
Usage: 865

References

American

Fausets

Hastings

Morish

Context Readings

Attempts To Intimidate Nehemiah

12 And behold, I saw that God had not sent him, but he made this prophecy against me because Tobiah and Sanballat had hired him. 13 He was hired that I should be made afraid and do as he said and sin, that they might have matter for an evil report with which to taunt and reproach me. 14 My God, think on Tobiah and Sanballat according to these their works, and on the prophetess Noadiah and the rest of the prophets who would have put me in fear.



Cross References

Nehemiah 6:6

In it was written: It is reported among the neighboring nations, and Gashmu says it, that you and the Jews plan to rebel; therefore you are building the wall, that you may be their king, according to the report.

Jeremiah 20:10

For I have heard many whispering and defaming, [There is] terror on every side! Denounce him! Let us denounce him! Say all my familiar friends, they who watch for my fall, Perhaps he will be persuaded and deceived; then we will prevail against him, and we will get our revenge on him.

Proverbs 22:1

A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favor rather than silver and gold.

Proverbs 29:5

A man who flatters his neighbor spreads a net for his own feet.

Ecclesiastes 7:1

A good name is better than precious perfume, and the day of death better than the day of one's birth.

Isaiah 51:7

Listen to Me, you who know rightness and justice and right standing with God, the people in whose heart is My law and My instruction: fear not the reproach of men, neither be afraid nor dismayed at their revilings.

Isaiah 51:12-13

I, even I, am He Who comforts you. Who are you, that you should be afraid of man, who shall die, and of a son of man, who shall be made [as destructible] as grass,

Isaiah 57:11

Of whom have you been so afraid and in dread that you lied and were treacherous and did not [seriously] remember Me, did not even give Me a thought? Have I not been silent, even for a long time, and so you do not fear Me?

Jeremiah 1:17

But you [Jeremiah], gird up your loins! Arise and tell them all that I command you. Do not be dismayed and break down at the sight of their faces, lest I confound you before them and permit you to be overcome.

Jeremiah 18:18

Then [my enemies] said, Come and let us devise schemes against Jeremiah; for the law [of Moses] shall not perish from the priest [as this false prophet Jeremiah predicts], nor will counsel from the wise, nor the word from the prophet. Come, let us smite him with the tongue [making a charge against him to the king], and let us not pay any attention to his words.

Ezekiel 2:6

And you, son of man, be not afraid of them, neither be afraid of their words; though briers and thorns are all around you and you dwell and sit among scorpions, be not afraid of their words nor be dismayed at their looks, for they are a rebellious house.

Ezekiel 13:17-23

And you, son of man, set your face against the daughters of your people who prophesy out of [the wishful thinking of] their own minds and hearts; prophesy against them,

Daniel 6:4-5

Then the presidents and satraps sought to find occasion [to bring accusation] against Daniel concerning the kingdom, but they could find no occasion or fault, for he was faithful, nor was there any error or fault found in him.

Matthew 10:28

And do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; but rather be afraid of Him who can destroy both soul and body in hell (Gehenna).

Matthew 22:15

Then the Pharisees went and consulted and plotted together how they might entangle Jesus in His talk.

Matthew 26:59

Now the chief priests and the whole council (the Sanhedrin) sought to get false witnesses to testify against Jesus, so that they might put Him to death;

Acts 6:13

And they brought forward false witnesses who asserted, This man never stops making statements against this sacred place and the Law [of Moses];

2 Corinthians 11:12

But what I do, I will continue to do, [for I am determined to maintain this independence] in order to cut off the claim of those who would like [to find an occasion and incentive] to claim that in their boasted [mission] they work on the same terms that we do.

1 Timothy 5:14

So I would have younger [widows] marry, bear children, guide the household, [and] not give opponents of the faith occasion for slander or reproach.

2 Timothy 1:7

For God did not give us a spirit of timidity (of cowardice, of craven and cringing and fawning fear), but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of calm and well-balanced mind and discipline and self-control.

Titus 2:8

And let your instruction be sound and fit and wise and wholesome, vigorous and irrefutable and above censure, so that the opponent may be put to shame, finding nothing discrediting or evil to say about us.

James 4:17

So any person who knows what is right to do but does not do it, to him it is sin.

Revelation 21:8

But as for the cowards and the ignoble and the contemptible and the cravenly lacking in courage and the cowardly submissive, and as for the unbelieving and faithless, and as for the depraved and defiled with abominations, and as for murderers and the lewd and adulterous and the practicers of magic arts and the idolaters (those who give supreme devotion to anyone or anything other than God) and all liars (those who knowingly convey untruth by word or deed) -- "[all of these shall have] their part in the lake that blazes with fire and brimstone. This is the second death.

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