Nehemiah 6:17
New International Version
Also, in those days the nobles of Judah were sending many letters to Tobiah, and replies from Tobiah kept coming to them.

New Living Translation
During those fifty-two days, many letters went back and forth between Tobiah and the nobles of Judah.

English Standard Version
Moreover, in those days the nobles of Judah sent many letters to Tobiah, and Tobiah’s letters came to them.

Berean Study Bible
Also in those days, the nobles of Judah sent many letters to Tobiah, and Tobiah’s letters came back to them.

King James Bible
Moreover in those days the nobles of Judah sent many letters unto Tobiah, and the letters of Tobiah came unto them.

New King James Version
Also in those days the nobles of Judah sent many letters to Tobiah, and the letters of Tobiah came to them.

New American Standard Bible
Also in those days many letters went from the nobles of Judah to Tobiah, and Tobiah’s letters came to them.

NASB 1995
Also in those days many letters went from the nobles of Judah to Tobiah, and Tobiah's letters came to them.

NASB 1977
Also in those days many letters went from the nobles of Judah to Tobiah, and Tobiah’s letters came to them.

Amplified Bible
Moreover, in those days many letters went from the nobles of Judah to Tobiah, and Tobiah’s letters came to them.

Christian Standard Bible
During those days, the nobles of Judah sent many letters to Tobiah, and Tobiah’s letters came to them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
During those days, the nobles of Judah sent many letters to Tobiah, and Tobiah's letters came to them.

American Standard Version
Moreover in those days the nobles of Judah sent many letters unto Tobiah, and the letters of Tobiah came unto them.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Also in those days the Princes of the Jews were multiplying their letters, and they were going to Tobia, and the letters of Tobia were coming to them.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And in those days letters came to Tobias from many nobles of Juda, and those of Tobias came to them.

Contemporary English Version
All this time the Jewish leaders and Tobiah had been writing letters back and forth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Moreover in those days many letters were sent by the principal men of the Jews to Tobias, and from Tobias there came letters to them.

English Revised Version
Moreover in those days the nobles of Judah sent many letters unto Tobiah, and the letters of Tobiah came unto them.

Good News Translation
During all this time the Jewish leaders had been in correspondence with Tobiah.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
In those days the nobles of Judah sent many letters to Tobiah, and Tobiah sent many letters back to them.

International Standard Version
Meanwhile, at that time the nobles of Judah continued to send many letters to Tobiah, and Tobiah kept sending letters to them.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Moreover in those days the nobles of Judah sent many letters unto Tobiah, and the letters of Tobiah came unto them.

Literal Standard Version
Also, in those days the nobles of Judah are multiplying their letters going to Tobiah, and those of Tobiah are coming to them;

NET Bible
In those days the aristocrats of Judah repeatedly sent letters to Tobiah, and responses from Tobiah were repeatedly coming to them.

New Heart English Bible
Moreover in those days the nobles of Judah sent many letters to Tobiah, and Tobiah's letters came to them.

World English Bible
Moreover in those days the nobles of Judah sent many letters to Tobiah, and [the letters] of Tobiah came to them.

Young's Literal Translation
Also, in those days the freemen of Judah are multiplying their letters going unto Tobiah, and those of Tobiah are coming in unto them;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Completion of the Wall
16When all our enemies heard about this, all the surrounding nations were afraid and disheartened, for they realized that this task had been accomplished by our God. 17Also in those days, the nobles of Judah sent many letters to Tobiah, and Tobiah’s letters came back to them. 18For many in Judah were bound by oath to him, since he was a son-in-law of Shecaniah son of Arah, and his son Jehohanan had married the daughter of Meshullam son of Berechiah.…

Cross References
Nehemiah 6:16
When all our enemies heard about this, all the surrounding nations were afraid and disheartened, for they realized that this task had been accomplished by our God.

Nehemiah 6:18
For many in Judah were bound by oath to him, since he was a son-in-law of Shecaniah son of Arah, and his son Jehohanan had married the daughter of Meshullam son of Berechiah.

Nehemiah 13:4
Now before this, Eliashib the priest, a relative of Tobiah, had been put in charge of the storerooms of the house of our God


Treasury of Scripture

Moreover in those days the nobles of Judah sent many letters to Tobiah, and the letters of Tobiah came to them.

the nobles

Nehemiah 3:5
And next unto them the Tekoites repaired; but their nobles put not their necks to the work of their Lord.

Nehemiah 5:7
Then I consulted with myself, and I rebuked the nobles, and the rulers, and said unto them, Ye exact usury, every one of his brother. And I set a great assembly against them.

Nehemiah 13:28
And one of the sons of Joiada, the son of Eliashib the high priest, was son in law to Sanballat the Horonite: therefore I chased him from me.

sent many letters unto Tobiah.









(17-19) A supplementary account is here introduced, explaining the intrigues within Jerusalem to which reference has been made.

(17) Many letters.--There was a large correspondence between Tobiah and the nobles of Judah.

Verse 17. - Moreover in those days. Ewald supposes that the circumstances here related (vers. 17-19) were subsequent to the completion of the wall ('History of Israel,' vol. 5. p. 157); but the expression "in those days" seems rather to throw back the events into the time during which the wall was in building. The passage is a sort of explanatory note, showing us how Tobiah came to be able to raise those intrigues inside Jerusalem which have been mentioned in vers. 12-14. And the letters of Tobiah came unto them. Rather, "and many were the letters of Tobiah which came to them."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Also
גַּ֣ם ׀ (gam)
Conjunction
Strong's 1571: Assemblage, also, even, yea, though, both, and

in those
הָהֵ֗ם (hā·hêm)
Article | Pronoun - third person masculine plural
Strong's 1992: They

days,
בַּיָּמִ֣ים (bay·yā·mîm)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 3117: A day

the nobles
חֹרֵ֤י (ḥō·rê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 2715: White, pure, noble

of Judah
יְהוּדָה֙ (yə·hū·ḏāh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3063: Judah -- 'praised', a son of Jacob, also the southern kingdom, also four Israelites

sent many
מַרְבִּ֞ים (mar·bîm)
Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's 7235: To be or become much, many or great

letters
אִגְּרֹ֣תֵיהֶ֔ם (’ig·gə·rō·ṯê·hem)
Noun - feminine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 107: An epistle

to
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

Tobiah,
טוֹבִיָּ֑ה (ṭō·w·ḇî·yāh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 2900: Tobiah -- 'Yah is my good', three Israelites, also an Ammonite

and Tobiah’s
לְטוֹבִיָּ֖ה (lə·ṭō·w·ḇî·yāh)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 2900: Tobiah -- 'Yah is my good', three Israelites, also an Ammonite

letters
וַאֲשֶׁ֥ר (wa·’ă·šer)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - relative
Strong's 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

came back
בָּא֥וֹת (bā·’ō·wṯ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - feminine plural
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go

to them.
אֲלֵיהֶֽם׃ (’ă·lê·hem)
Preposition | third person masculine plural
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to


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