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,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

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

When I heard these words, I sat down and wept and mourned for days; and I was fasting and praying before the God of heaven.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And it came to pass, when I heard these words, that I sat down and wept, and mourned certain days; and I fasted and prayed before the God of heaven,
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then, after hearing these words, for some days I gave myself up to weeping and sorrow, seated on the earth; and taking no food I made prayer to the God of heaven,
- Basic English Bible

And it came to pass, when I heard these words, that I sat and wept, and mourned for days, and fasted, and prayed before the God of the heavens,
- Darby Bible

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,
- Webster's Bible

It happened, when I heard these words, that I sat down and wept, and mourned certain days; and I fasted and prayed before the God of heaven,
- World English Bible

And it cometh to pass, at my hearing these words, I have sat down, and I weep and mourn [for] days, and I am fasting and praying before the God of the heavens.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And it came to pass, when I heard these words, that I sat down and wept, and mourned certain days; and I fasted and prayed before the God of heaven,
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Nehemiah 1:4


1:4 The God of heaven - Who seeth in secret; secret; having no opportunity of doing it openly.


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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