1 H1697 The words H5166 of Nehemiah H1121 the son H2446 of Hachaliah. H2320 And it came to pass in the month H3691 Chisleu, H6242 in the twentieth H8141 year, H7800 as I was in Shushan H1002 the palace,
2 H2607 That Hanani, H259 one H251 of my brethren, H935 [H8799] came, H582 he and certain men H3063 of Judah; H7592 [H8799] and I asked H3064 them concerning the Judeans H6413 that had escaped, H7604 [H8738] who were left H7628 of the captivity, H3389 and concerning Jerusalem.
3 H559 [H8799] And they said H7604 [H8737] to me, The remnant H7604 [H8738] that are left H7628 of the captivity H4082 there in the province H1419 are in great H7451 affliction H2781 and reproach: H2346 the wall H3389 of Jerusalem H6555 [H8794] also is broken down, H8179 and its gates H3341 [H8738] are burned H784 with fire.
4 H8085 [H8800] And it came to pass, when I heard H1697 these words, H3427 [H8804] that I sat down H1058 [H8799] and wept, H56 [H8691] and mourned H3117 certain days, H6684 [H8802] and fasted, H6419 [H8693] and prayed H6440 before H430 the God H8064 of heaven,
5 H559 [H8799] And said, H577 I beseech H3068 thee, O LORD H430 God H8064 of heaven, H1419 the great H3372 [H8737] and terrible H410 God, H8104 [H8802] that keepeth H1285 covenant H2617 and mercy H157 [H8802] for them that love H8104 [H8802] him and observe H4687 his commandments:
6 H241 Let thy ear H7183 now be attentive, H5869 and thy eyes H6605 [H8803] open, H8085 [H8800] that thou mayest hear H8605 the prayer H5650 of thy servant, H6419 [H8693] which I pray H6440 before H3117 thee now, H3119 day H3915 and night, H1121 for the children H3478 of Israel H5650 thy servants, H3034 [H8693] and confess H2403 the sins H1121 of the children H3478 of Israel, H2398 [H8804] which we have sinned H1 against thee: both I and my father's H1004 house H2398 [H8804] have sinned.
7 H2254 [H8800] We have dealt very H2254 [H8804] corruptly H8104 [H8804] against thee, and have not kept H4687 the commandments, H2706 nor the statutes, H4941 nor the judgments, H6680 [H8765] which thou didst command H5650 thy servant H4872 Moses.
8 H2142 [H8798] Remember, H1697 I beseech thee, the word H6680 [H8765] that thou didst command H5650 thy servant H4872 Moses, H559 [H8800] saying, H4603 [H8799] If ye transgress, H6327 [H8686] I will scatter you abroad H5971 among the peoples:
9 H7725 [H8804] But if ye turn H8104 [H8804] to me, and keep H4687 my commandments, H6213 [H8804] and do H5080 [H8737] them; though there were of you driven H7097 to the uttermost part H8064 of the heaven, H6908 [H8762] yet will I gather H935 [H8689] them from there, and will bring H4725 them to the place H977 [H8804] that I have chosen H7931 [H8763] to set H8034 my name there.
10 H5650 Now these are thy servants H5971 and thy people, H6299 [H8804] whom thou hast redeemed H1419 by thy great H3581 power, H2389 and by thy strong H3027 hand.
11 H136 O Lord, H577 I beseech H241 thee, let now thy ear H7183 be attentive H8605 to the prayer H5650 of thy servant, H8605 and to the prayer H5650 of thy servants, H2655 who desire H3372 [H8800] to fear H8034 thy name: H6743 [H8685] and prosper, H5650 I pray thee, thy servant H3117 this day, H5414 [H8798] and grant H7356 him compassions H6440 in the sight H376 of this man. H4428 For I was the king's H8248 [H8688] cupbearer.