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 brothers, H935 came, H582 he and certain men H3063 of Judah; H7592 and I asked H3064 them concerning the Jews H6413 that had escaped, H7604 which were left H7628 of the captivity, H3389 and concerning Jerusalem.
3 H559 And they said H7604 unto me, The remnant H7604 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 also is broken down, H8179 and the gates H3341 there are burned H784 with fire.
4 H8085 And it came to pass, when I heard H1697 these words, H3427 that I sat down H1058 and wept, H56 and mourned H3117 certain days, H6684 and fasted, H6419 and prayed H6440 before H430 the God H8064 of heaven,
5 H559 And said, H577 I beg H3068 you, O Lord H430 God H8064 of heaven, H1419 the great H3372 and terrible H410 God, H8104 that keeps H1285 covenant H2617 and mercy H157 for them that love H8104 him and observe H4687 his commandments:
6 H241 Let your ear H7183 now be attentive, H5869 and your eyes H6605 open, H8085 that you may hear H8605 the prayer H5650 of your servant, H6419 which I pray H6440 before H3117 you now, H3119 day H3915 and night, H1121 for the sons H3478 of Israel H5650 your servants, H3034 and confess H2403 the sins H1121 of the sons H3478 of Israel, H2398 which we have sinned H1 against you: both I and my father's H1004 house H2398 have sinned.
7 H2254 We have dealt very H2254 corruptly H8104 against you, and have not kept H4687 the commandments, H2706 nor the statutes, H4941 nor the judgments, H6680 which you commanded H5650 your servant H4872 Moses.
8 H2142 Remember, H1697 I beg you, the word H6680 that you commanded H5650 your servant H4872 Moses, H559 saying, H4603 If you transgress, H6327 I will scatter you abroad H5971 among the nations:
9 H7725 But if you turn H8104 unto me, and keep H4687 my commandments, H6213 and do H5080 them; though there were of you cast out H7097 unto the outermost part H8064 of the heaven, H6908 yet will I gather H935 them from there, and will bring H4725 them unto the place H977 that I have chosen H7931 to set H8034 my name there.
10 H5650 Now these are your servants H5971 and your people, H6299 whom you have redeemed H1419 by your great H3581 power, H2389 and by your strong H3027 hand.
11 H136 O Lord, H577 I beg H241 you, let now your ear H7183 be attentive H8605 to the prayer H5650 of your servant, H8605 and to the prayer H5650 of your servants, H2655 who desire H3372 to fear H8034 your name: H6743 and prosper, H5650 I pray you, your servant H3117 this day, H5414 and grant H7356 him mercy H6440 in the sight H376 of this man. H4428 For I was the king's H8248 cupbearer.