The Wall of Jerusalem - Nehemiah 1

Nehemiah 1:1 The words of Nehemiah the son of Hachaliah. And  it came to pass in the month Chisleu, in the twentieth year,  as I was in Shushan the palace.

Nehemiah 1:2 That Hanani, one of  my brethren, came, he and certain men of Judah; and I  asked them concerning the Jews that had escaped, which  were left of the captivity, and concerning Jerusalem. 

Nehemiah 1:3  And they said unto me, The remnant that are left of the  captivity there in the province are in great affliction and  reproach: the wall of Jerusalem also is broken down, and  the gates thereof are burned with fire.  

Nehemiah 1:4 And it came to pass, when I heard these words, that  I sat down and wept, and mourned certain days, and  fasted, and prayed before the God of heaven, 

Nehemiah 1:5 And  said, I beseech thee, O LORD God of heaven, the great and  terrible God, that keepeth covenant and mercy for them that  love him and observe his commandments: 

Nehemiah 1:6 Let thine  ear now be attentive, and thine eyes open, that thou mayest  hear the prayer of thy servant, which I pray before thee  now, day and night, for the children of Israel thy servants,  and confess the sins of the children of Israel, which we have  sinned against thee: both I and my father’s house have  sinned. 

Nehemiah 1:7 We have dealt very corruptly against thee, and  have not kept the commandments, nor the statutes, nor the  judgments, which thou commandedst thy servant Moses.  


Nehemiah 1:8 Remember, I beseech thee, the word that thou  commandedst thy servant Moses, saying, If ye transgress,  I will scatter you abroad among the nations: 

Nehemiah 1:9 But if  ye turn unto me, and keep my commandments, and do them;  though there were of you cast out unto the uttermost part of  the heaven, yet will I gather them from thence, and will  bring them unto the place that I have chosen to set my name  there. 

Nehemiah 1:10 Now these are thy servants and thy people,  whom thou hast redeemed by thy great power, and by thy  strong hand. 

Nehemiah 1:11 O Lord, I beseech thee, let now thine  ear be attentive to the prayer of thy servant, and to the  prayer of thy servants, who desire to fear thy name: and  prosper, I pray thee, thy servant this day, and grant him  mercy in the sight of this man. For I was the king’s  cupbearer.