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Nehemiah 2 :: Hebrew Names Version (HNV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 2:1 - It happened in the month Nisan, in the twentieth year of Artachshasta the king, when wine was before him, that I took up the wine, and gave it to the king. Now I had not been before sad in his presence.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 2:2 - The king said to me, Why is your face sad, seeing you are not sick? this is nothing else but sorrow of heart. Then I was very sore afraid.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 2:3 - I said to the king, Let the king live forever: why should not my face be sad, when the city, the place of my fathers' tombs, lies waste, and the gates of it are consumed with fire?
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 2:4 - Then the king said to me, For what do you make request? So I prayed to the God of heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 2:5 - I said to the king, If it please the king, and if your servant have found favor in your sight, that you would send me to Yehudah, to the city of my fathers' tombs, that I may build it.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 2:6 - The king said to me (the queen also sitting by him,) For how long shall your journey be? and when will you return? So it pleased the king to send me; and I set him a time.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 2:7 - Moreover I said to the king, If it please the king, let letters be given me to the governors beyond the River, that they may let me pass through until I come to Yehudah;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 2:8 - and a letter to Asaf the keeper of the king's forest, that he may give me timber to make beams for the gates of the castle which appertains to the house, and for the wall of the city, and for the house that I shall enter into. The king granted me, according to the good hand of my God on me.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 2:9 - Then I came to the governors beyond the River, and gave them the king's letters. Now the king had sent with me captains of the army and horsemen.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 2:10 - When Sanvallat the Horonite, and Toviyah the servant, the `Ammonite, heard of it, it grieved them exceedingly, because a man had come to seek the welfare of the children of Yisra'el.

Nehemiah Inspects Jerusalem's Walls

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 2:11 - So I came to Yerushalayim, and was there three days.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 2:12 - I arose in the night, I and some few men with me; neither told I any man what my God put into my heart to do for Yerushalayim; neither was there any animal with me, except the animal that I rode on.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 2:13 - I went out by night by the valley gate, even toward the jackal's well, and to the dung gate, and viewed the walls of Yerushalayim, which were broken down, and the gates of it were consumed with fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 2:14 - Then I went on to the spring gate and to the king's pool: but there was no place for the animal that was under me to pass.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 2:15 - Then went I up in the night by the brook, and viewed the wall; and I turned back, and entered by the valley gate, and so returned.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 2:16 - The rulers didn't know where I went, or what I did; neither had I as yet told it to the Yehudim, nor to the Kohanim, nor to the nobles, nor to the rulers, nor to the rest who did the work.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 2:17 - Then said I to them, You see the evil case that we are in, how Yerushalayim lies waste, and the gates of it are burned with fire: come, and let us build up the wall of Yerushalayim, that we be no more a reproach.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 2:18 - I told them of the hand of my God which was good on me, as also of the king's words that he had spoken to me. They said, Let us rise up and build. So they strengthened their hands for the good work.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 2:19 - But when Sanvallat the Horonite, and Toviyah the servant, the `Ammonite, and Geshem the `Arvian, heard it, they ridiculed us, and despised us, and said, What is this thing that you do? will you rebel against the king?
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 2:20 - Then answered I them, and said to them, The God of heaven, he will prosper us; therefore we his servants will arise and build: but you have no portion, nor right, nor memorial, in Yerushalayim.

The Hebrew Names Version is based off the World English Bible, an update of the American Standard Version of 1901. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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