Nehemiah 4:23

So neither I, nor my brethren, nor my servants, nor the men of the guard who followed me, none of us put off our clothes, saving that every one put them off for washing.
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AD 735
For it should be noted not only that half of the young men did the work and half were prepared to fight, but also that these same young men who were doing the work were all equipped with a sword. For so great is the ancient enemy’s craftiness, so great the fury of his malice when he fights against the church, that not only preachers of the truth but even the very people of God themselves must always keep watch against his machinations, as though standing firm in battle. For the builders gird their loins with a sword when those who take pains to persevere in good works and who take pains to govern those in their charge by means of an ordered regimen (that is, to place the living stones in the edifice of the holy city in suitable arrangement) endeavor to restrain in themselves the laxness of wanton behavior with the sharpness of God’s Word. And we should not pass over the fact that when David and Solomon were building this same city, nothing is said about armed builders or attacking adve...

George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Clothes, even to sleep. Only. Septuagint Complutensian, "man and his arms to the water. "(Haydock) They went armed to fetch water; (Malvenda) or they had their armour and water always at hand. (Junius) Hebrew, "each kept his dart at the water. "It may have various senses. (Calmet) Protestants agree with the Vulgate, "saving that every one put them off for washing "(Haydock) them, or themselves. (Tirinus)

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

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