Nehemiah 4:4
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New International Version
Hear us, our God, for we are despised. Turn their insults back on their own heads. Give them over as plunder in a land of captivity.


New American Standard Bible
Hear, O our God, how we are despised! Return their reproach on their own heads and give them up for plunder in a land of captivity.


King James Bible
Hear, O our God; for we are despised: and turn their reproach upon their own head, and give them for a prey in the land of captivity:


Holman Christian Standard Bible
Listen, our God, for we are despised. Make their insults return on their own heads and let them be taken as plunder to a land of captivity.


International Standard Version
"Listen, our God, because we are being mocked. Let their insults fall back on them, and let them be dragged away as captives into exile.


American Standard Version
Hear, O our God; for we are despised: and turn back their reproach upon their own head, and give them up for a spoil in a land of captivity;


Douay-Rheims Bible
Hear thou our God, for we are despised: turn their reproach upon their own head, and give them to be despised in a land of captivity.


Darby Bible Translation
Hear, our God, for we are despised, and turn their reproach upon their own head, and give them for a prey in a land of captivity!


Young's Literal Translation
Hear, O our God, for we have been despised; and turn back their reproach on their own head, and give them for a spoil in a land of captivity;
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Context
The Work is Ridiculed

1But it came to pass, that when Sanballat heard that we built the wall, he was wroth, and took great indignation, and mocked the Jews. 2And he spoke before his brothers and the army of Samaria, and said, What do these feeble Jews? will they fortify themselves? will they sacrifice? will they make an end in a day? will they revive the stones out of the heaps of the rubbish which are burned? 3Now Tobiah the Ammonite was by him, and he said, Even that which they build, if a fox go up, he shall even break down their stone wall. 4Hear, O our God; for we are despised: and turn their reproach on their own head, and give them for a prey in the land of captivity: 5And cover not their iniquity, and let not their sin be blotted out from before you: for they have provoked you to anger before the builders. 6So built we the wall; and all the wall was joined together to the half thereof: for the people had a mind to work. 7But it came to pass, that when Sanballat, and Tobiah, and the Arabians, and the Ammonites, and the Ashdodites, heard that the walls of Jerusalem were made up, and that the breaches began to be stopped, then they were very wroth, 8And conspired all of them together to come and to fight against Jerusalem, and to hinder it.
Cross References
Nehemiah 5:9
Also I said, It is not good that you do: ought you not to walk in the fear of our God because of the reproach of the heathen our enemies?


Psalm 79:12
And render to our neighbors sevenfold into their bosom their reproach, with which they have reproached you, O Lord.


Psalm 123:3
Have mercy on us, O LORD, have mercy on us: for we are exceedingly filled with contempt.


Psalm 123:4
Our soul is exceedingly filled with the scorning of those that are at ease, and with the contempt of the proud.


Lamentations 1:22
Let all their wickedness come before you; and do to them, as you have done to me for all my transgressions: for my sighs are many, and my heart is faint.


Nehemiah 4:3
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