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 on.
Treasury of Scripture
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:
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...
ContextNehemiah Inspects the Walls
11So I came to Jerusalem, and was there three days. 12And 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 on. 13And I went out by night by the gate of the valley, even before the dragon well, and to the dung port, and viewed the walls of Jerusalem, which were broken down, and the gates thereof were consumed with fire. 14Then I went on to the gate of the fountain, and to the king's pool: but there was no place for the beast that was under me to pass. 15Then went I up in the night by the brook, and viewed the wall, and turned back, and entered by the gate of the valley, and so returned. 16And the rulers knew not where I went, or what I did; neither had I as yet told it to the Jews, nor to the priests, nor to the nobles, nor to the rulers, nor to the rest that did the work. 17Then said I to them, You see the distress that we are in, how Jerusalem lies waste, and the gates thereof are burned with fire: come, and let us build up the wall of Jerusalem, that we be no more a reproach. 18Then I told them of the hand of my God which was good on me; as also the king's words that he had spoken to me. And they said, Let us rise up and build. So they strengthened their hands for this good work. 19But when Sanballat the Horonite, and Tobiah the servant, the Ammonite, and Geshem the Arabian, heard it, they laughed us to scorn, and despised us, and said, What is this thing that you do? will you rebel against the king? 20Then answered I them, and said to them, The God of heaven, he will prosper us; therefore we his servants will arise and build: but you have no portion, nor right, nor memorial, in Jerusalem.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
And 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 beast with me, save the beast that I rode upon.
And I arose in the night, I and some few men with me, and I told not any man what God had put in my heart to do in Jerusalem, and there was no beast with me, but 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.
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.
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.