Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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, lo, I perceived that God had not sent him; but that he pronounced this prophecy against me: for Tobiah and Sanballat had hired him. 13 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. 14 My God, think you upon Tobiah and Sanballat according to these their works, and on the prophetess Noadiah, and the rest of the prophets, that would have put me in fear.



Cross References

Nehemiah 6:6

In it was written, It is reported among the nations, and Geshem also says it, that you and the Jews think to rebel: for which cause you build the wall, that you may be their king, according to these words.

Jeremiah 20:10

For I heard the mocking of many, fear on every side. Report, say they, and we will report it. All my friends watched for my fall, saying, Perhaps he will be deceived, and we shall prevail against him, and we shall take 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 that flatters his neighbor spreads a net for his feet.

Ecclesiastes 7:1

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

Isaiah 51:7

Hearken unto me, you that know righteousness, the people in whose heart is my law; fear you not the reproach of men, neither be you afraid of their revilings.

Isaiah 51:12-13

I, even I, am he that comforts you: who are you, that you should be afraid of a man that shall die, and of the son of man who shall be made as grass;

Isaiah 57:11

And of whom have you been afraid or feared, that you have lied, and have not remembered me, nor laid it to your heart? have not I held my peace even of old, and you fear me not?

Jeremiah 1:17

You therefore prepare yourself, and arise, and speak unto them all that I command you: be not dismayed at their faces, lest I confound you before them.

Jeremiah 18:18

Then said they, Come, and let us devise plots against Jeremiah; for the law shall not perish from the priest, nor counsel from the wise, nor the word from the prophet. Come, and let us attack him with the tongue, and let us not give heed to any of 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 with you, and you do dwell among scorpions: be not afraid of their words, nor be dismayed at their looks, though they be a rebellious house.

Ezekiel 13:17-23

Likewise, you son of man, set your face against the daughters of your people, who prophesy out of their own heart; and prophesy you against them,

Daniel 6:4-5

Then the presidents and satraps sought to find occasion against Daniel concerning the kingdom; but they could find no occasion nor fault; because he was faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him.

Matthew 10:28

And fear not them who kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

Matthew 22:15

Then went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might entangle him in his talk.

Matthew 26:59

Now the chief priests, and elders, and all the council, sought false witness against Jesus, to put him to death;

Acts 6:13

And set up false witnesses, who said, This man ceases not to speak blasphemous words against this holy place, and the law:

2 Corinthians 11:12

But what I do, that I will do, that I may cut off occasion from them who desire occasion; that when they glory, they may be found even as we.

1 Timothy 5:14

I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, rule the house, give no occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully.

2 Timothy 1:7

For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

Titus 2:8

Sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is an opponent may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you.

James 4:17

Therefore to him that knows to do good, and does it not, to him it is sin.

Revelation 21:8

But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and fornicators, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

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