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Nehemiah 1 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 1:1 - The words of Nehemi'ah the son of Hacali'ah. Now it happened in the month of Chislev, in the twentieth year, as I was in Susa the capital,

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 1:2 - that Hana'ni, one of my brethren, came with certain men out of Judah; and I asked them concerning the Jews that survived, who had escaped exile, and concerning Jerusalem.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 1:3 - And they said to me, "The survivors there in the province who escaped exile are in great trouble and shame; the wall of Jerusalem is broken down, and its gates are destroyed by fire."

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 1:4 - When I heard these words I sat down and wept, and mourned for days; and I continued fasting and praying before the God of heaven.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 1:5 - And I said, "O LORD God of heaven, the great and terrible God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments;

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 1:6 - let thy ear be attentive, and thy eyes open, to hear the prayer of thy servant which I now pray before thee day and night for the people of Israel thy servants, confessing the sins of the people of Israel, which we have sinned against thee. Yea, I and my father's house have sinned.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 1:7 - We have acted very corruptly against thee, and have not kept the commandments, the statutes, and the ordinances which thou didst command thy servant Moses.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 1:8 - Remember the word which thou didst command thy servant Moses, saying, 'If you are unfaithful, I will scatter you among the peoples;

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 1:9 - but if you return to me and keep my commandments and do them, though your dispersed be under the farthest skies, I will gather them thence and bring them to the place which I have chosen, to make my name dwell there.'

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 1:10 - They are thy servants and thy people, whom thou hast redeemed by thy great power and by thy strong hand.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 1:11 - O Lord, let thy ear be attentive to the prayer of thy servant, and to the prayer of thy servants who delight to fear thy name; and give success to thy servant today, and grant him mercy in the sight of this man." Now I was cupbearer to the king.
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