8 And they all gathered together, so that they might go forth and fight against Jerusalem, and so that they might prepare ambushes.
9 And we prayed to our God, and we stationed guards upon the wall, day and night, against them.
10 Then Judah said: 'The strength of those who carry has diminished, and the amount of material is very great, and so we will not be able to build the wall.'
11 And our enemies said: 'Let them neither know, nor realize, until we arrive in their midst, and kill them, and cause the work to cease.'
12 Now it happened that, on ten occasions, some Jews arrived who were living near them, from all the places from which they came to us, and they told us this.
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