1 The words of Nehemiah son of Hacaliah. It happened in the month of Chislev, in the twentieth year, while I was in the citadel of Susa,
Neh 10:1 Zech 7:1 Esth 1:2 Dan 8:2 Esth 3:15 Ezra 7:7 Ezra 10:9
2 that Hanani, one of my brothers, arrived with some men from Judah. I asked them about the Jews -- those who had escaped and those who survived from the captivity -- and about Jerusalem.
Neh 7:2 Ezek 6:9 Ezek 7:16 Ezek 24:26-27 Ezra 9:8-9 Ezra 9:14 Jer 44:14
3 They replied, 'The survivors remaining there in the province since the captivity are in a very bad and demoralised condition: the walls of Jerusalem are in ruins and its gates have been burnt down.'
Neh 2:17 2Kgs 25:10 Neh 2:3 Neh 2:13 Neh 7:6 1Kgs 9:7 Esth 1:1
4 On hearing this I sat down and wept; for some days I mourned, fasting and praying before the God of heaven.
Dan 9:3 Neh 2:4 Ezra 10:1 Ps 137:1 1Sam 4:17-22 Dan 2:18 Ezra 5:11-12
5 I said, 'Yahweh, God of heaven -- the great and awe-inspiring God who keeps a covenant of faithful love with those who love him and obey his commandments-
Exod 20:6 Dan 9:4-19 Deut 7:21 Neh 4:14 Heb 6:13-18 Neh 9:32 1Chr 17:21
6 let your ear be attentive and your eyes open, to listen to your servant's prayer, which I now offer to you day and night on behalf of your servants the Israelites. I admit the sins of the Israelites, which we have committed against you. Both I and my father's House have sinned;
Dan 9:20 2Chr 6:40 2Chr 29:6 Dan 9:4 Dan 9:17-18 Luke 18:7 Ps 34:15
7 we have acted very wickedly towards you by not keeping the commandments, laws and rulings which you enjoined on your servant Moses.
Dan 9:5-6 Ps 106:6 1Kgs 2:3 2Chr 25:4 2Chr 27:2 Dan 9:11 Dan 9:13
8 Remember, I beg you, the promise which you solemnly made to your servant Moses, "If you are unfaithful, I shall scatter you among the peoples;
Deut 28:64 Deut 4:25-27 Deut 32:26-28 Lev 26:33-46 1Kgs 9:6-7 Luke 1:72 Ps 119:49
9 but if you come back to me and keep my commandments and practise them, even though those who have been banished are at the very sky's end, I shall gather them from there and bring them back to the place which I have chosen as a dwelling-place for my name."
Deut 4:29-31 Deut 12:5 Isa 56:8 Jer 29:11-14 Deut 30:2-5 Ezek 36:24 Ezra 6:12
10 Since they are your servants, your people, whom you have redeemed with your mighty power and strong hand,
Deut 9:29 Exod 32:11 Dan 9:15-27 Deut 15:15 Exod 6:1 Exod 13:9 Exod 15:13
11 O Lord, let your ear now be attentive to your servant's prayer and to the prayer of your servants who want to revere your name. I beg you let your servant be successful today and win this man's compassion.' At the time I was cupbearer to the king.
Neh 1:6 Neh 2:1 Gen 40:21 Heb 13:18 Ezra 1:1 Ezra 7:6 Ezra 7:27-28