Nehemiah 2:12
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New International Version
I set out during the night with a few others. I had not told anyone what my God had put in my heart to do for Jerusalem. There were no mounts with me except the one I was riding on.

King James Bible
And I arose in the night, I and some few men with me; neither told I any man what my God had put in my heart to do at Jerusalem: neither was there any beast with me, save the beast that I rode upon.

Darby Bible Translation
And I arose in the night, I and some few men with me -- but I told no man what my God had put in my heart to do for Jerusalem -- and there was no beast with me, except the beast that I rode upon.

World English Bible
I arose in the night, I and some few men with me; neither told I any man what my God put into my heart to do for Jerusalem; neither was there any animal with me, except the animal that I rode on.

Young's Literal Translation
and I rise by night, I and a few men with me, and have not declared to a man what my God is giving unto my heart to do for Jerusalem, and there is no beast with me except the beast on which I am riding.

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Sanballat the Horonite - Probably a native of Horonaim, a Moabite by birth, and at this time governor of the Samaritans under the king of Persia.

Tobiah the servant - He was an Ammonite; and here, under the Persian king, joint governor with Sanballat. Some suppose that the Sanballat here mentioned was the same who persuaded Alexander to build a temple on Mount Gerizim in favor of the Samaritans. Pelagius thinks there were two governors of this name.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

I arose

Genesis 32:22-24 And he rose up that night, and took his two wives, and his two womenservants, and his eleven sons, and passed over the ford Jabbok...

Joshua 10:9 Joshua therefore came to them suddenly, and went up from Gilgal all night.

Judges 6:27 Then Gideon took ten men of his servants, and did as the LORD had said to him: and so it was, because he feared his father's household...

Judges 9:32 Now therefore up by night, you and the people that is with you, and lie in wait in the field:

Matthew 2:14 When he arose, he took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt:

neither

Ecclesiastes 3:7 A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

Amos 5:13 Therefore the prudent shall keep silence in that time; for it is an evil time.

Micah 7:5 Trust you not in a friend, put you not confidence in a guide: keep the doors of your mouth from her that lies in your bosom.

Matthew 10:16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the middle of wolves: be you therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.

my God (This pious and noble-minded man attributes every thing to God. If he purposed any good, it was because God put it into his heart; if he did or received any good, it was because the good hand of his God was upon him; if he expected any good, it was because he earnestly prayed God to remember him for good.)

Ezra 7:27 Blessed be the LORD God of our fathers, which has put such a thing as this in the king's heart...

Psalm 51:18 Do good in your good pleasure to Zion: build you the walls of Jerusalem.

Psalm 122:6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love you.

Jeremiah 31:33 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, said the LORD...

Jeremiah 32:40 And I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I will not turn away from them, to do them good...

2 Corinthians 8:16 But thanks be to God, which put the same earnest care into the heart of Titus for you.

James 1:16,17 Do not err, my beloved brothers...

Revelation 17:17 For God has put in their hearts to fulfill his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom to the beast...

Library
The Builders on the Wall
[This chapter is based on Nehemiah 2; 3; and 4.] Nehemiah's journey to Jerusalem was accomplished in safety. The royal letters to the governors of the provinces along his route secured him honorable reception and prompt assistance. No enemy dared molest the official who was guarded by the power of the Persian king and treated with marked consideration by the provincial rulers. His arrival in Jerusalem, however, with a military escort, showing that he had come on some important mission, excited the
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

General Account of Jesus' Teaching.
^A Matt. IV. 17; ^B Mark I. 14, 15; ^C Luke IV. 14, 15. ^a 17 From that time Jesus began to preach [The time here indicated is that of John the Baptist's imprisonment and Jesus' return to Galilee. This time marked a new period in the public ministry of Jesus. Hitherto he had taught, but he now began to preach. When the voice of his messenger, John, was silenced, the King became his own herald. Paul quoted the Greeks as saying that preaching was "foolishness," but following the example here set by
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel

Cross References
Nehemiah 2:11
I went to Jerusalem, and after staying there three days

Nehemiah 2:13
By night I went out through the Valley Gate toward the Jackal Well and the Dung Gate, examining the walls of Jerusalem, which had been broken down, and its gates, which had been destroyed by fire.

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