Nehemiah 4:16

And it came to pass from that time forth, that the half of my servants worked in the work, and the other half of them held the spears, the shields, and the bows, and the armor; and the rulers supported all the house of Judah.
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Their. Hebrew, "my servants "(Menochius) half of whom only wrought, while the rest stood guard. If we adhere to the Vulgate, we must suppose that Nehemias altered his first plan, and ordered almost all to be ready to fight or to labour, as occasion might require, ver. 17. (Calmet) In. "Over, (Haydock) or behind all the family of Juda "(Vatable) encouraging the people by word, and sometimes by example. (Tirinus) (Menochius)

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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