Nehemiah Chapter 2 (1611 Bible)
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1 And it came to passe, in the moneth Nisan, in the twentieth yeere of Artaxerxes the king, that wine was before him: and I tooke vp the wine, and gaue it vnto the King: now I had not bene beforetime sad in his presence.
3 And said vnto the king, Let the king liue for euer: why should not my countenance be sad, when the city, the place of my fathers Sepulchres, lyeth waste, and the gates thereof are consumed with fire?
5 And I said vnto the king, If it please the king, and if thy seruant haue found fauour in thy sight, that thou wouldest send me vnto Iudah vnto the City of my fathers sepulchres, that I may build it.
8 And a letter vnto Asaph the keeper of the kings forrest, that he may giue me timber to make beames for the gates of the palace which appertained to the house, and for the wall of the Citie, and for the house that I shall enter into: And the king granted me, according to the good hand of my God vpon me.
12 ¶ And I arose in the night, I, and some few men with mee, neither tolde I any man what God had put in my heart to doe at Ierusalem: neither was there any beast with mee, saue the beast that I rode vpon.
13 And I went out by night, by the gate of the valley, euen before the dragon well, and to the doung-port, and viewed the walls of Ierusalem, which were broken downe, and the gates thereof were consumed with fire.
17 ¶ Then said I vnto them, Yee see the distresse that we are in, how Ierusalem lieth waste, and the gates therof are burnt with fire: come, and let vs builde vp the wall of Ierusalem, that we be no more a reproch.
18 Then I told them of the hand of my God, which was good vpon me; as also the kings wordes that he had spoken vnto me. And they said, Let vs rise vp and builde. So they strengthened their hands for this good worke.
19 But when Sanballat the Horonite, and Tobiah the seruant the Ammonite, and Geshem the Arabian heard it, they laughed vs to scorne, and despised vs, and said, What is this thing that yee doe? will ye rebell against the king?
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Rhonda's Nehemiah Chapter 2 comment on 10/05/2012, 9:17am...
Nehemiah honored and feared the Lord in that he saw the importance of the wall being rebuilt in order for fellowship and brotherly love to continue. Nehemiah focus was to please the Lord that he put his life that Christ had given him, he took a chance in the night hours to watch and pray and go in the night to check out the area for the rebuilding of the wall to the Lord. What a mighty and unselfish man of God. Then he told the men that he was building the wall unto the Lord and it was not being built unto the kings. Even when the men of the city faced off with him about who the wall was being built for, Nehemiah made it clear "unto God". Our daily life must be built unto God, not unto man. We must stay focused as Nehemiah did and see it though, In Jesus name.
Jeanie's Nehemiah Chapter 2 comment about verse 6 on 7/10/2012, 11:03am...
i learn that i truely need to depend on god for advice and to really learn to trust in him specaily how to be a better parent a better counselor as to give christ advice
Charles van horn's Nehemiah Chapter 2 comment on 4/20/2012, 5:07am...
there is a peculiar act in verse 4 he prayed to God so he before the king boldly looked up or down and moved his lips in request of God for his desire.
Mariann's Nehemiah Chapter 2 comment on 10/28/2011, 9:59am...
The most profound words in Chapter 2 are "the good hand of hand of God upon me". When God's good hand is upon you, his grace, mercy, favor and love are upon you there is nothing good that mankind will withold from you. So it was with Nehemiah and the people of Judah. The people who did not want to see the people restored to their former state by God and to see God glorified (referring to Sanballat, Tobiah and Geshem (enemies of God) cannot stop you unless God removes his "good hand from you.
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