Bible: Nehemiah 6:1-4

Opposition to the Rebuilding Efforts Continues

6:1 When Sanballat, Tobiah, Geshem the Arab, and the rest of our enemies heard that I had rebuilt the wall and no breach remained in it (even though up to that time I had not positioned doors in the gates), 6:2 Sanballat and Geshem sent word to me saying, “Come on! Let’s set up a time to meet together at Kephirim 1  in the plain of Ono.” Now they intended to do me harm.

6:3 So I sent messengers to them saying, “I am engaged in 2  an important work, and I am unable to come down. Why should the work come to a halt when I leave it to come down to you? 6:4 They contacted 3  me four times in this way, and I responded the same way each time. 4 

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