Nehemiah 6:8
New International Version
I sent him this reply: "Nothing like what you are saying is happening; you are just making it up out of your head."

New Living Translation
I replied, “There is no truth in any part of your story. You are making up the whole thing.”

English Standard Version
Then I sent to him, saying, “No such things as you say have been done, for you are inventing them out of your own mind.”

Berean Study Bible
Then I sent him this reply: “There is nothing to these rumors you are spreading; you are inventing them in your own mind.”

King James Bible
Then I sent unto him, saying, There are no such things done as thou sayest, but thou feignest them out of thine own heart.

New King James Version
Then I sent to him, saying, “No such things as you say are being done, but you invent them in your own heart.”

New American Standard Bible
Then I sent a message to him saying, “Nothing like these things that you are saying has been done, but you are inventing them in your own mind.”

NASB 1995
Then I sent a message to him saying, "Such things as you are saying have not been done, but you are inventing them in your own mind."

NASB 1977
Then I sent a message to him saying, “Such things as you are saying have not been done, but you are inventing them in your own mind.”

Amplified Bible
I sent a message to him, saying, “Such things as you are saying have not been done; you are inventing them in your own mind.”

Christian Standard Bible
Then I replied to him, “There is nothing to these rumors you are spreading; you are inventing them in your own mind.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then I replied to him, "There is nothing to these rumors you are spreading; you are inventing them in your own mind."

American Standard Version
Then I sent unto him, saying, There are no such things done as thou sayest, but thou feignest them out of thine own heart.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And I sent to him and I said to him: “It is not good that these matters would be according to what you speak, for from your heart you have spoken these things.”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And I sent to him, saying, It has not happened according to these words, even as thou sayest, for thou framest them falsely out of thy heart.

Contemporary English Version
I sent a message back to Sanballat, saying, "None of this is true! You are making it all up."

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I sent to them, saying: There is no such thing done as thou sayest: but thou feignest these things out of thy own heart.

English Revised Version
Then I sent unto him, saying, There are no such things done as thou sayest, but thou feignest them out of thine own heart.

Good News Translation
I sent a reply to him: "Nothing of what you are saying is true. You have made it all up yourself."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then I sent someone to tell him, "None of your accusations are true. You are making them up out of your own imagination."

International Standard Version
I sent word back to him, "Nothing has happened as you've claimed. You're making up these charges in your imagination."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then I sent unto him, saying: 'There are no such things done as thou sayest, but thou feignest them out of thine own heart.'

Literal Standard Version
And I send to him, saying, “It has not been according to these words that you are saying, for from your own heart you are devising them”;

NET Bible
I sent word back to him, "We are not engaged in these activities you are describing. All of this is a figment of your imagination."

New Heart English Bible
Then I sent to him, saying, "There are no such things done as you say, but you imagine them out of your own heart."

World English Bible
Then I sent to him, saying, "There are no such things done as you say, but you imagine them out of your own heart."

Young's Literal Translation
And I send unto him, saying, 'It hath not been according to these words that thou art saying, for from thine own heart thou art devising them;'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Sanballat's Conspiracy
7and you have even appointed prophets in Jerusalem to proclaim on your behalf: ‘There is a king in Judah.’ Soon these rumors will reach the ears of the king. So come, let us confer together.” 8Then I sent him this reply: “There is nothing to these rumors you are spreading; you are inventing them in your own mind.” 9For they were all trying to frighten us, saying, “Their hands will be weakened in the work, and it will never be finished.” But now, my God, strengthen my hands.…

Cross References
Nehemiah 6:7
and you have even appointed prophets in Jerusalem to proclaim on your behalf: 'There is a king in Judah.' Soon these rumors will reach the ears of the king. So come, let us confer together."

Job 13:4
You, however, smear with lies; you are all worthless physicians.

Psalm 52:2
Your tongue devises destruction like a sharpened razor, O worker of deceit.


Treasury of Scripture

Then I sent to him, saying, There are no such things done as you say, but you feign them out of your own heart.

There are

Acts 24:12,13
And they neither found me in the temple disputing with any man, neither raising up the people, neither in the synagogues, nor in the city: …

Acts 25:7,10
And when he was come, the Jews which came down from Jerusalem stood round about, and laid many and grievous complaints against Paul, which they could not prove…

thou feignest

Job 13:4
But ye are forgers of lies, ye are all physicians of no value.

Psalm 36:3
The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit: he hath left off to be wise, and to do good.

Psalm 38:12
They also that seek after my life lay snares for me: and they that seek my hurt speak mischievous things, and imagine deceits all the day long.











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Then I sent
וָאֶשְׁלְחָ֤ה (wā·’eš·lə·ḥāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - first person common singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's 7971: To send away, for, out

him
אֵלָיו֙ (’ê·lāw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

this reply:
לֵאמֹ֔ר (lê·mōr)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 559: To utter, say

“There is
נִֽהְיָה֙ (nih·yāh)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

nothing
לֹ֤א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

to these
הָאֵ֔לֶּה (hā·’êl·leh)
Article | Pronoun - common plural
Strong's 428: These, those

rumors
כַּדְּבָרִ֣ים (kad·də·ḇā·rîm)
Preposition-k, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause

you
אַתָּ֣ה (’at·tāh)
Pronoun - second person masculine singular
Strong's 859: Thou and thee, ye and you

are spreading;
אוֹמֵ֑ר (’ō·w·mêr)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

you
אַתָּ֥ה (’at·tāh)
Pronoun - second person masculine singular
Strong's 859: Thou and thee, ye and you

are inventing them
בוֹדָֽאם׃‪‬ (ḇō·w·ḏām)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 908: To devise, invent

in your own mind.”
מִֽלִּבְּךָ֖ (mil·lib·bə·ḵā)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 3820: The heart, the feelings, the will, the intellect, centre


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