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

  • Art
    God teaches to us to never stop praying teaches us structure,walls fall but teaches to rebuild teaches to search for what is right and fallow it,and always be THANKFUL from ur food to what ever God puts in front of you and give from ur heart and expect nothing back it discipline us to LOVE also fast teaches us to go against flesh,and teaches us to follow the spirt.. IN JESUS NAME AMEN
  • Janet
    I don't understand how Nehemiah is the last book of the Old Testament.
  • Elias amorim
    HeĀ“s the last but not the least one, i love hiws way of worriness for the other still living in jerusalem.
  • Tim
    I'm looking for the book and verse were pray. O lord the great and awesome God who keep his covenant of love with all who love him and obey his commands. So I turn to lord god and pleaded with him in prayer and petition on behalf of another or other who desperately need god intervention.
  • Irene123
    Did anyone know that Ezra and Nehemiah were the last 2 books of the O.T. written, Nehemiah being the very last, before the 400 yrs. silence between the Old and New testaments? There were writings during those 400 yrs., but even the writers didn't consider them inspired of God, is why they are not included in the canon of His word. Nehemiah was the last INSPIRED word of God for the O.T.
  • Irene123
    To Ms. Gaddis - that was very insightful. Yes, we can build our walls - without prayer at the same time for the lost. It's prayer and only prayer that will give us a burden for souls.

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