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{Nehemiah 4:16} And it came to pass x1961 from x4480 that x1931 time 3117 forth, [that] the half 2677 of my servants 5288 wrought 6213 z8802 in the work, 4399 and the other half 2677 of them held 2388 z8688 both the spears, 7420 the shields, 4043 and the bows, 7198 and the habergeons; 8302 and the rulers 8269 [were] behind 310 all x3605 the house 1004 of Judah. 3063
my servants:
"So neither I, nor my brethren, nor my servants, nor the men of the guard which followed me, none of us put off our clothes, [saving that] every one put them off for washing." {Neh 4:23} + "But the former governors that [had been] before me were chargeable unto the people, and had taken of them bread and wine, beside forty shekels of silver; yea, even their servants bare rule over the people: but so did not I, because of the fear of God. ... Yea, also I continued in the work of this wall, neither bought we any land: and all my servants [were] gathered thither unto the work." {Neh 5:15-16} + "Mine eyes [shall be] upon the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me: he that walketh in a perfect way, he shall serve me." {Psa 101:6}
and the other half:
This is no unusual thing in Palestine, even at the present day; people sowing their seed are often attended by armed men, to prevent the Arabs from robbing them of it.
habergeons:
Habergeon, from the Teutonic hals, the neck, and bergen, to cover, defend, may be considered as signifying a breast-plate, though the Franco-Gallic hautbergon signifies a coat of mail; the original shiryon, we have already seen, denotes a corslet.

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