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Nehemiah resolves to build the walls of Jerusalem.

BibleGateway: Nehemiah 2:12-20

ESV Text: Nehemiah 2:12-20

KJV Text:

The section starts at about 2:6 and ends at about 4:7

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12 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. 13 And 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. 14 Then 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. 15 Then 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. 16 And the rulers knew not whither 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. 17 Then said I unto them, Ye see the distress that we are in, how Jerusalem lieth 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. 18 Then I told them of the hand of my God which was good upon me; as also the king’s words that he had spoken unto me. And they said, Let us rise up and build. So they strengthened their hands for this good work. 19 But 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 ye do? will ye rebel against the king? 20 Then answered I them, and said unto them, The God of heaven, he will prosper us; therefore we his servants will arise and build: but ye have no portion, nor right, nor memorial, in Jerusalem.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 451:
Stand Up! Stand Up for Jesus

— Organ Audio

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1. Stand up!–stand up for Jesus, 
Ye soldiers of the Cross! 
Lift high His royal banner, 
It must not suffer loss. 
From vict’ry unto vict’ry 
His army shall He lead 
Till ev’ry foe is vanquished 
And Christ is Lord indeed. 

2. Stand up!–stand up for Jesus! 
The trumpet-call obey; 
Forth to the mighty conflict 
In this His glorious day! 
Ye that are men, now serve Him 
Against unnumbered foes; 
Let courage rise with danger 
And strength to strength oppose. 

3. Stand up!–stand up for Jesus! 
Stand in His strength alone; 
The arm of flesh will fail you, 
Ye dare not trust your own. 
Put on the Gospel armor, 
Each piece put on with prayer; 
Where duty calls or danger, 
Be never wanting there. 

4. Stand up!–stand up for Jesus! 
The strife will not be long; 
This day the noise of battle, 
The next, the victor’s song. 
To him that overcometh 
A crown of life shall be; 
He with the King of Glory 
Shall reign eternally.