Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

Amplified

He was hired for this reason, that I would be frightened and do as he said and sin, so that they would have [grounds to make] a malicious report in order to censure and disgrace 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 I realized that God had not sent him, because of the prophecy he spoke against me. Tobiah and Sanballat had hired him. 13 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. 14 My God, remember Tobiah and Sanballat for what they have done, and also Noadiah the prophetess and the other prophets who wanted to intimidate me.



Cross References

Nehemiah 6:6

In it was written:

It is reported among the nations—and Geshem agrees—that you and the Jews plan to rebel. This is the reason you are building the wall. According to these reports, you are to become their king

Jeremiah 20:10

For I have heard the gossip of many people,
“Terror is on every side!
Report him; let’s report him!”
Everyone I trusted watches for my fall.
“Perhaps he will be deceived
so that we might prevail against him
and take our vengeance on him.”

Proverbs 22:1

A good name is to be chosen over great wealth;
favor is better than silver and gold.

Proverbs 29:5

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

Ecclesiastes 7:1

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

Isaiah 51:7

Listen to Me, you who know righteousness,
the people in whose heart is My instruction:
do not fear disgrace by men,
and do not be shattered by their taunts.

Isaiah 51:12-13

I—I am the One who comforts you.
Who are you that you should fear man who dies,
or a son of man who is given up like grass?

Isaiah 57:11

Who was it you dreaded and feared,
so that you lied and didn’t remember Me
or take it to heart?
Have I not kept silent for such a long time
and you do not fear Me?

Jeremiah 1:17

“Now, get ready. Stand up and tell them everything that I command you. Do not be intimidated by them or I will cause you to cower before them.

Jeremiah 18:18

Then certain ones said, “Come, let’s make plans against Jeremiah, for instruction will never be lost from the priest, or counsel from the wise, or an oracle from the prophet. Come, let’s denounce him and pay no attention to all his words.”

Ezekiel 2:6

“But you, son of man, do not be afraid of them or their words, though briers and thorns are beside you and you live among scorpions. Don’t be afraid of their words or be discouraged by the look on their faces, for they are a rebellious house.

Ezekiel 13:17-23

“Now, son of man, turn toward the women of your people who prophesy out of their own imagination. Prophesy against them

Daniel 6:4-5

The administrators and satraps, therefore, kept trying to find a charge against Daniel regarding the kingdom. But they could find no charge or corruption, for he was trustworthy, and no negligence or corruption was found in him.

Matthew 10:28

Don’t fear those who kill the body but are not able to kill the soul; rather, fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

Matthew 22:15

Then the Pharisees went and plotted how to trap Him by what He said.

Matthew 26:59

The chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin were looking for false testimony against Jesus so they could put Him to death.

Acts 6:13

They also presented false witnesses who said, “This man does not stop speaking blasphemous words against this holy place and the law.

2 Corinthians 11:12

But I will continue to do what I am doing, in order to deny the opportunity of those who want an opportunity to be regarded just as our equals in what they boast about.

1 Timothy 5:14

Therefore, I want younger women to marry, have children, manage their households, and give the adversary no opportunity to accuse us.

2 Timothy 1:7

For God has not given us a spirit of fearfulness, but one of power, love, and sound judgment.

Titus 2:8

Your message is to be sound beyond reproach, so that the opponent will be ashamed, having nothing bad to say about us.

James 4:17

So it is a sin for the person who knows to do what is good and doesn’t do it.

Revelation 21:8

But the cowards, unbelievers, vile, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars—their share will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”

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