Nehemiah 4:20
In what place therefore you hear the sound of the trumpet, resort you thither to us: our God shall fight for us.

The builders not only began well, but they persevered to the end of their work. Perseverance is s great element of success. It was George Stephenson's motto, "Persevere"; and the celebrated mathematician, Arago, tells us that his master in mathematics gave a word of advice which he found in the binding of one of his text-books. Puzzled and discouraged by the difficulties he met with in his early studies, he was almost ready to give up the pursuit. Some words which he found on the waste leaf used to stiffen the cover of his paper-bound text-book caught his eye, and interested him. It proved to be a short letter from D'Alembert to a young person disheartened, like himself, by the difficulties of mathematical study, and who had written to him for counsel. "Go on, go on, sir," was the counsel which D'Alembert gave him. "The difficulties you meet will resolve themselves as you advance." This maxim followed out made him one of the greatest astronomers of his day. And Christians must persevere in the work of God.

(J. M. Randall.)

Parallel Verses
KJV: In what place therefore ye hear the sound of the trumpet, resort ye thither unto us: our God shall fight for us.

WEB: Wherever you hear the sound of the trumpet, rally there to us. Our God will fight for us."

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