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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

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.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

They said to me, "The remnant there in the province who survived the captivity are in great distress and reproach, and the wall of Jerusalem is broken down and its gates are burned with fire."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

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.
- American Standard Version (1901)

They said to me, The small band of Jews now living there in the land are in great trouble and shame: the wall of Jerusalem has been broken down, and its doorways burned with fire.
- Basic English Bible

And they said to me, Those who remain, that are left of the captivity there in the province, are in great affliction and reproach; and the wall of Jerusalem is in ruins, and its gates are burned with fire.
- Darby Bible

And they said to 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 its gates are burned with fire.
- Webster's Bible

They said to me, "The remnant who are left of the captivity there in the province are in great affliction and reproach. The wall of Jerusalem also is broken down, and its gates are burned with fire."
- World English Bible

and they say to me, `Those left, who have been left of the captivity there in the province, [are] in great evil, and in reproach, and the wall of Jerusalem is broken down, and its gates have been burnt with fire.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

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.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Nehemiah 1:3


1:3 The province - In Judea, now a province under the Persian monarchs. The wall, &c. - The walls and gates continue as Nebuchadnezzar left them; the Jews not being in a condition to rebuild them, nor having commission from the kings of Persia to do so.


Discussion for Nehemiah 1

  • Franny
    Nehemiah is a great story of repenting, restoring and rebuilding. The people had a mind to work! Leadership! I love this story!!!
  • Daniel
    Comment*my favorable chapter one
  • Phidis
    Nehemiah griefs over his destroyed city and he gets the desire to rebuiled the fallen wall he seeks for forgiveness from GOD he repents for his sins and the sins of all Isralites.He realises that its the unholiness that has made them to be scattered and i think thats the best thing we should learn to ask for forgiveness first to GOD and to stay a clean way of life
  • Andy
    Nehemiah is a great intercessor. And we need such people in a country like Nigeria
  • James Ahrendt
    The power of prayer when dealing with men. How powerful is that. God want 's to give his children favor befor our leaders. Any with curupt leadership all around us. God is all powerful and sovereign over all. Nothing happen without going though his hands first. How great is our God savior. We as his children can worship Him from now and forever and ever. "WoW " We can stand on His word for eternity. His word never changes. As we go through true sanctificaion and become more Christ like. praise God
  • Dennis c moyer
    amen we are very lucky to have a forgiveing father and a son to die for us

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