Nehemiah 6:3 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Nehemiah 6:3, NIV: "so I sent messengers to them with this reply: 'I am carrying on a great project and cannot go down. Why should the work stop while I leave it and go down to you?'"

Nehemiah 6:3, ESV: "And I sent messengers to them, saying, “I am doing a great work and I cannot come down. Why should the work stop while I leave it and come down to you?”"

Nehemiah 6:3, KJV: "And I sent messengers unto them, saying, I am doing a great work, so that I cannot come down: why should the work cease, whilst I leave it, and come down to you?"

Nehemiah 6:3, NASB: "So I sent messengers to them, saying, 'I am doing a great work and am unable to come down. Why should the work stop while I leave it and come down to you?'"

Nehemiah 6:3, NLT: "so I replied by sending this message to them: 'I am engaged in a great work, so I can't come. Why should I stop working to come and meet with you?'"

Nehemiah 6:3, CSB: "So I sent messengers to them, saying, "I am doing important work and cannot come down. Why should the work cease while I leave it and go down to you?""

What does Nehemiah 6:3 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

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