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1 The words of Nehemiah the sonne of Hachaliah. And it came to passe in the moneth Chisleu, in the twentieth yeere, as I was in Shushan the palace;

2 That Hanani, one of my brethren came, he and certaine men of Iudah, and I asked them concerning the Iewes that had escaped, which were left of the captiuitie, and concerning Ierusalem.

3 And they said vnto me, The remnant that are left of the captiuitie there in the prouince, are in great affliction and reproch: the wall of Ierusalem also is broken downe, and the gates thereof are burnt with fire.

4 And it came to passe when I heard these words, that I sate downe and wept, and mourned certaine dayes, and fasted, and prayed before the God of heauen,

5 And said, I beseech thee, O Lord God of heauen, the great and terrible God, that keepeth couenant and mercie for them that loue him, and obserue his commandements:

6 Let thine eare now be attentiue, and thine eyes open, that thou mayest heare the prayer of thy seruant, which I pray before thee now, day and night, for the children of Israel thy seruants, and confesse the sinnes of the children of Israel, which wee haue sinned against thee: both I, and my fathers house haue sinned.

7 We haue dealt very corruptly against thee, and haue not kept the commandements, nor the statutes, nor the iudgements, which thou commandedst thy seruant Moses.

8 Remember, I beseech thee, the word that thou commandedst thy seruant Moses, saying, If yee transgresse, I will scatter you abroad among the nations:

9 But if ye turne vnto me, and keepe my commandements, and doe them: though there were of you cast out vnto the vttermost part of the heauen, yet will I gather them from thence, and will bring them vnto the place that I haue chosen, to set my Name there.

10 Now these are thy seruants, and thy people, whom thou hast redeemed by thy great power, and by thy strong hand.

11 O Lord, I beseech thee, let now thine eare be attentiue to the prayer of thy seruant, and to the prayer of thy seruants, who desire to feare thy name: and prosper, I pray thee, thy seruant this day, and grant him mercie in the sight of this man. For I was the kings cup-bearer.


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Augustine Oko's Nehemiah Chapter 1 comment on 1/12/2015, 8:11pm...

Nehemiah is one of the character which every Christians should emulate or copy. By this, in our self group wherever we find ourselves, let our life express God glory by making peace, determine to work and make a difference for God. Also we must watch and pray for our nation just like Nehemiah did. May God help us to have a purposeful heart to build for God with our strength and resources.


JoAnn's Nehemiah Chapter 1 comment on 1/11/2015, 10:41am...

I think Nehemiah 's prayer should be our nations prayer. Let us turn back to God who has blessed this great nation. Amen


James Siaw's Nehemiah Chapter 1 comment on 9/09/2014, 11:06am...

In fact NEHEMIAH was a noble man but this was not considered by NEHEMIAH. He pressed on to fight for his people.We pray that GOD gives us the spirit of NEHEMIAH in order to fight for ourselves and others in the lord. God bless you.


Nicola's Nehemiah Chapter 1 comment on 9/06/2014, 3:48pm...

Nehemiah took on the burden of his nation and sought the Lord. When he heard his ppl were in a bad state he did not rejoice or ignore it, though he had favor in the king palace as cupbearer


Stanley's Nehemiah Chapter 1 comment on 8/01/2014, 10:22am...

i like the man Nehemiah, very honest and sincere person , ready to pay price of sacrifice for his nation people, i pray all Christians wiil be like him bye


Dollars Powers's Nehemiah Chapter 1 comment about verse 5 on 5/27/2014, 8:57am...

"O LORD God of heaven, the great and terrible God " how terrible is our God? the bible says God 's word is a two edged sword, no wonder the psalmist said God works in mysterious ways and no man can fathom his ways.


LG's Nehemiah Chapter 1 comment on 2/04/2014, 9:30am...

About two weeks ago I was listening to a well known man who I will not disclose here, however he said; We should become Nehemiah Christians, and so I want to study Nehemiah which I am familiar with his name. My thoughts after reading the first chapter of Nehemiah is this: Nehemiah was a God fearing man, and knew what God wanted for his people. I noticed he included himself in the prayer concerning sin, and needing forgiveness and deliverance. He reminded The Lord God of Heaven of his mercy if his people would turn back repent, and serve The God of Heaven, and how he would gather them from across the Heavens where they were scattered.I need to read again and see how the Lord will speak to me concerning being like a Nehemiah Christian. I am still reminded of the Scripture 2 Chronicles 7:14


Becky Adedokun's Nehemiah Chapter 1 comment on 1/17/2014, 2:28am...

Nehemiah did five things after he received the report about destructions of Jerusalem. He was sober and sat down with repentance heart, he wept for their sins, he mourned with contrite heart, feeling regret and sorrow for days for Israelites's sins and their offenses against God. Nehemiah also denied himself of pleasure of food by fasting which also was for days and he prayed seeking for forgiveness of the nation of Israel. Isaiah 66 verse 2b says "But this the one to whom I will look: he who is humble and contrite in spirit and trembles at my word." Believers in Christ, all people alike should do these five things in seeking God's mercy upon our nation for restoration, healing and blessings. God is looking for a contrite heart and humble spirit. The question is, will you pray for this nation like Nehemiah?. It was him alone that pray for Jerusalem at that time, me and you can pray for our nation, homes, schools and body of Christ in like manner. God said, He will look on us and restore, heal and safe us. The question is what did you with bad news you heard about this nation, homes, schools and about things happening in the body of Christ. Complacency have taken over. Let us take up the task to be concerned with the situation of our nation, schools and homes; Amos 6:1 and Isaiah 32:11, let us meditate prayerfully on these bible verses and pray for Holy Spirit to ignite our prayer life to pray for our nation this year 2014 and henceforth.


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