Parallel Verses

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.

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 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.

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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For he was bribed to make me be thus afraid and sin and that they might have matter for 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.

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 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. 14 Remember, O my God, Tobiah and Sanballat according to their works, and also Noadiah the prophetess, and the remainder of the prophets who were frightening me.



Cross References

Nehemiah 6:6

In it was written, "It has been reported among the nations, and Gashmu also is saying it, that you and the Jews are considering rebellion. Therefore, truly you are building the wall and you are becoming their king, according to these words.

Jeremiah 20:10

For I hear the rumor of many, "Terror [is] from all around, denounce [him], yes, let us denounce him!" {All my close friends} [are] watchers of my stumbling, [saying], "perhaps he can be persuaded, and we can prevail over him, and we can take our revenge on him."

Proverbs 22:1

A {reputation} [is] to be chosen {rather than} great riches; {favor is better than silver and gold}.

Proverbs 29:5

A strong man who flatters his neighbor is spreading a net for his feet.

Ecclesiastes 7:1

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

Isaiah 51:7

Listen to me, you who know righteousness, people [who have] my teaching in their heart; you must not fear [the] reproach of men, or be terrified because of their abuse.

Isaiah 51:12-13

"I, I [am] he who comforts you; who [are] you that you are afraid of man? He dies! And of [the] son of humankind? He is {sacrificed} [as] grass!

Isaiah 57:11

And of whom were you afraid and feared, that you deceived and did not remember me? Did you not place [it] on your heart? [Have] I not been silent, even from long ago, and [so] you do not fear me?

Jeremiah 1:17

But you, you must gird your loins, and stand, and speak to them all that I command you. {Do not be afraid of them}, or I will shatter you {before} them.

Jeremiah 18:18

Then they said, "Come and let us plan plans against Jeremiah, for instruction will not be lost from [the] priest, nor advice from [the] wise man, nor [the] word from [the] prophet. Come and {let us bring charges against him}, and let us not listen attentively to any of his words."

Ezekiel 2:6

And you, son of man, you must not be afraid of them, and you must not be afraid of their words, because briers and thorns [are] with you, and you [are] sitting among scorpions. You must not be afraid of their words, and you must not be dismayed because of their {looks}, for they [are] a rebellious house.

Ezekiel 13:17-23

"And you, son of man, place your face toward the daughters of your people who prophesy from their {imagination}, and prophesy against them!

Daniel 6:4-5

Then the [other] administrators and satraps {began to seek} to find pretext against Daniel {in connection with the kingdom}, but they were not able to find any pretext and {corruption} {because} he was trustworthy, and no negligence or {corruption} {could be found in him}.

Matthew 10:28

And do not be afraid of those who kill the body but are not able to kill the soul, but instead be afraid of the one who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

Matthew 22:15

Then the Pharisees went {and consulted} so that they could entrap him with a statement.

Matthew 26:59

Now the chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin were looking for false testimony against Jesus in order that they could put him to death.

Acts 6:13

And they put forward false witnesses who said, "This man does not stop speaking words against the holy place and the law!

2 Corinthians 11:12

But what I am doing, I will also do, in order that I may remove the opportunity of those who want an opportunity, that they may be found just as also we [are] in what they are boasting about.

1 Timothy 5:14

Therefore I want younger [widows] to marry, to bear children, to manage a household, to give the adversary no opportunity for reproach.

2 Timothy 1:7

For God has not given us a spirit of cowardice, but of power and love and self-discipline.

Titus 2:8

sound message beyond reproach, in order that {an opponent} may be put to shame, [because he] has nothing bad to say concerning us.

James 4:17

Therefore, to the one who knows to do good and does not do [it], to him it is sin.

Revelation 21:8

But [as] for the cowards and unbelievers and detestable persons and murderers and sexually immoral people and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars, their share [is] in the lake that burns with fire and sulphur, which is the second death.

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