Nehemiah 6:8
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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."

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.

Darby Bible Translation
And I sent to him, saying, There are no such things done as thou sayest, but thou feignest them out of thine 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;'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

There are no such things done - You well know that what you say is false: I shall not, therefore, trouble myself about a false charge.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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...

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...

thou feignest

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

Psalm 36:3 The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit: he has 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...

Psalm 52:2 The tongue devises mischiefs; like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.

Isaiah 59:4 None calls for justice, nor any pleads for truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief...

Daniel 11:27 And both of these kings' hearts shall be to do mischief, and they shall speak lies at one table; but it shall not prosper...

Matthew 12:34 O generation of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.

John 8:44 You are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father you will do. He was a murderer from the beginning...

Library
June 18. "I am Doing a Great Work, So that I Cannot Come Down" (Neh. vi. 3).
"I am doing a great work, so that I cannot come down" (Neh. vi. 3). When work is pressing there are many little things that will come and seem to need attention. Then it is a very blessed thing to be quiet and still, and work on, and trust the little things with God. He answers such trust in a wonderful way. If the soul has no time to fret and worry and harbor care, it has learned the secret of faith in God. A desperate desire to get some difficulty right takes the eye off of God and His glory. Some
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

"My Little Children, These Things Write I unto You, that Ye Sin Not. And if any Man Sin, we have an Advocate with the Father,",
1 John ii. 1.--"My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father,", &c. Christ Jesus came by water and by blood, not by water only, but by blood also, and I add, not by blood only but by water also, chap. v. 6. In sin there is the guilt binding over to punishment, and there is the filth or spot that defileth the soul in God's sight. To take away guilt, nothing so fit as blood for there is no punishment beyond blood, therefore
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

Cross References
Nehemiah 6:7
and have even appointed prophets to make this proclamation about you in Jerusalem: 'There is a king in Judah!' Now this report will get back to the king; so come, let us meet together."

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

Psalm 52:2
You who practice deceit, your tongue plots destruction; it is like a sharpened razor.

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