Now it came to pass, whenSanballat, and Tobiah, and Geshem the Arabian, and the rest of our enemies, heardthat I had builded the wall, and thatthere was no breachlefttherein; (though at thattime I had not set up the doorsupon the gates;)
Wherein was written, It is reportedamong the heathen, and Gashmusaith it, thatthou and the Jewsthink to rebel: for whichcausethoubuildest the wall, thatthoumayest be theirking, according to thesewords.
And thouhastalsoappointedprophets to preach of thee at Jerusalem, saying, There is a king in Judah: and now shall it be reported to the kingaccording to thesewords. Come now therefore, and let us takecounseltogether.
Afterward I cameunto the house of Shemaiah the son of Delaiah the son of Mehetabeel, who was shut up; and he said, Let us meettogether in the house of God, within the temple, and let us shut the doors of the temple: for theywillcome to slaythee; yea, in the nightwilltheycome to slaythee.
And it came to pass, thatwhen all our enemiesheardthereof, and all the heathenthatwereabout us saw thesethings, theyweremuchcastdown in their own eyes: for theyperceivedthatthiswork was wrought of our God.