Nehemiah 4:17
who were rebuilding the wall. The laborers who carried materials worked with one hand and held a weapon with the other.
Cross References
Nehemiah 4:13
So I stationed men behind the lowest sections of the wall, at the vulnerable areas. I stationed them by families with their swords, spears, and bows.

Nehemiah 4:16
And from that day on, half of my servants did the work while the other half held spears, shields, bows, and armor. The officers stationed themselves behind all the people of Judah

Nehemiah 4:18
And each of the builders worked with his sword strapped at his side. But the trumpeter stayed beside me.

Psalm 149:6
May the high praises of God be in their mouths, and a double-edged sword in their hands,

Treasury of Scripture
They which built on the wall, and they that bore burdens, with those that laded, every one with one of his hands worked in the work, and with the other hand held a weapon.

bare burdens

Nehemiah 4:10
And Judah said, The strength of the bearers of burdens is decayed, and there is much rubbish; so that we are not able to build the wall.

with one

Daniel 9:25
Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.

1 Corinthians 9:12
If others be partakers of this power over you, are not we rather? Nevertheless we have not used this power; but suffer all things, lest we should hinder the gospel of Christ.

1 Corinthians 16:9,13
For a great door and effectual is opened unto me, and there are many adversaries…


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