Nehemiah 6:5
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English Standard Version
In the same way Sanballat for the fifth time sent his servant to me with an open letter in his hand.

King James Bible
Then sent Sanballat his servant unto me in like manner the fifth time with an open letter in his hand;

American Standard Version
Then sent Sanballat his servant unto me in like manner the fifth time with an open letter in his hand,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Sanaballat sent his servant to me the fifth time according to the former word, and he had a letter in his hand written in this manner:

English Revised Version
Then sent Sanballat his servant unto me in like manner the fifth time with an open letter in his hand;

Webster's Bible Translation
Then Sanballat sent his servant to me in like manner the fifth time with an open letter in his hand;

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

"And that which was prepared for one (i.e., a single) day was one ox, six choice (therefore fat) sheep, and fowls; they were prepared for me, i.e., at my expense, and once in ten days a quantity of wine of all kinds." The meaning of the last clause seems to be, that the wine was furnished every ten days; no certain quantity, however, is mentioned, but it is only designated in general terms as very great, להרבּה. זה ועם, and with this, i.e., notwithstanding this, great expenditure, I did not require the bread of the Pechah (the allowance for the governor, comp. Nehemiah 5:14), for the service was heavy upon the people. העבדה is the service of building the walls of Jerusalem. Thus Nehemiah, from compassion for his heavily burdened countrymen, resigned the allowance to which as governor he was entitled.

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with an open letter (This was a gross insult to a person of Nehemiah's quality; as the letters sent to chiefs and governors in the East are always carefully folded up, put in silk bags, and then sealed.)

2 Kings 18:26-28 Then said Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, and Shebna, and Joah, to Rabshakeh, Speak, I pray you, to your servants in the Syrian language...

2 Corinthians 2:11 Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.

2 Corinthians 11:13-15 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ...

Ephesians 6:11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

2 Thessalonians 2:10 And with all delusion of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth...

Cross References
Nehemiah 6:4
And they sent to me four times in this way, and I answered them in the same manner.

Nehemiah 6:6
In it was written, "It is reported among the nations, and Geshem also says it, that you and the Jews intend to rebel; that is why you are building the wall. And according to these reports you wish to become their king.

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