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Shemaiah, was the son of Delaiah and grandson of Mehetabel who was sent to make a fake conference with Nehemiah to go and protect himself in the temple of the LORD.

Nehemiah realized by the power of God that he was deceiving him, in order for Nehemiah to fall in some sort of endeavour to capture or possibly murder him. He overcame this false prophecy by replying that what would somebody in his position run from whatsoever danger, and penultimately answered no.[1] He was paid by Tobiah and Sanballat to utter this message unto him to accuse and discredit him.[2]



  1. Nehemiah 6:10-11 (Link)
  2. Nehemiah 6:12 (Link)