b. Phase two – raise the wall to a protective height. 4:1 – 6:15
1). The conspiracy of the enemies. 4:1-8
a). The plan of the enemy.
(1). Insult (Mocking the people and their work) 4:1-3
(2). Intimidation. (Threaten the people with physical violence) 4:7,8
b). The plea of Nehemiah. 4:4-6
He encouraged the people as those before him had done.
Joshua 1:9 Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.
(2). Jehoshaphat. 2 Chronicles 20:10-15 (note the identity of the enemy)