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