And our adversaries said, They shall not know, neither see, till we come in the midst among them, and slay them, and cause the work to cease.
And our adversaries said, they shall not know,.... Our designs upon them:
neither see; or perceive what we are about to do:
till we come in the midst of them; with an army suddenly, at an unawares, and unexpected:
and slay them; they being unarmed, and not prepared to defend themselves:
and cause the work to cease; as it must in course, the builders being slain.