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Nehemiah 6:9

They were all trying to frighten us, thinking, “Their hands will get too weak for the work, and it will not be completed.”

But I prayed, “Now strengthen my hands.”

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Nehemiah 6:9 — English Standard Version (ESV)

For they all wanted to frighten us, thinking, “Their hands will drop from the work, and it will not be done.” But now, O God, strengthen my hands.

Nehemiah 6:9 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

For they all made us afraid, saying, Their hands shall be weakened from the work, that it be not done. Now therefore, O God, strengthen my hands.

Nehemiah 6:9 — New Living Translation (NLT)

They were just trying to intimidate us, imagining that they could discourage us and stop the work. So I continued the work with even greater determination.

Nehemiah 6:9 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

For they all were trying to make us afraid, saying, “Their hands will be weakened in the work, and it will not be done.”

Now therefore, O God, strengthen my hands.

Nehemiah 6:9 — New Century Version (NCV)

Our enemies were trying to scare us, thinking, “They will get too weak to work. Then the wall will not be finished.”

But I prayed, “God, make me strong.”

Nehemiah 6:9 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

For they all would have made us afraid, saying, Their hands shall be weakened from the work, that it be not done. But now, O God, strengthen thou my hands.

Nehemiah 6:9 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

For they all would have made us afraid, saying, Their hands shall be slackened from the work, that it be not carried out. —Now therefore strengthen my hands!

Nehemiah 6:9 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

They were all trying to intimidate us. They thought we would give up and not finish the work.

But God made me strong.

Nehemiah 6:9 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

For they were all trying to intimidate us, saying, “They will become discouraged in the work, and it will never be finished.”

But now, my God, strengthen me.

Nehemiah 6:9 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

—for they all wanted to frighten us, thinking, “Their hands will drop from the work, and it will not be done.” But now, O God, strengthen my hands.

Nehemiah 6:9 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

for all of them sought to frighten us, saying, “their hands will not do the work.” And now, God, strengthen my hands.

Nehemiah 6:9 — New International Reader’s Version, 1998 ed. (NIrV) (NIrV)

All of them were trying to frighten us. They thought, “Their hands will get too weak to do the work. So it won’t be completed.”

But I prayed to God. I said, “Make my hands stronger.”

Nehemiah 6:9 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

For all of them were trying to frighten us, thinking, “They will become discouraged with the work and it will not be done.” But now, O God, strengthen my hands.