Nehemiah 2:1

“And it came to pass in the month Nisan, in the twentieth year of Artaxerxes the king, that wine was before him: and I took up the wine, and gave it unto the king. Now I had not been beforetime sad in his presence.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

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

And it came about in the month Nisan, in the twentieth year of King Artaxerxes, that wine {was} before him, and I took up the wine and gave it to the king. Now I had not been sad in his presence.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And it came to pass in the month Nisan, in the twentieth year of Artaxerxes the king, when wine was before him, that I took up the wine, and gave it unto the king. Now I had not been `beforetime' sad in his presence.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And it came about in the month Nisan, in the twentieth year of Artaxerxes the king, when wine was before him, that I took up the wine and gave it to the king. Now I had never before been sad when the king was present.
- Basic English Bible

And it came to pass in the month Nisan, in the twentieth year of Artaxerxes the king, [that] wine was before him, and I took up the wine and gave it to the king. Now, I had never been sad in his presence.
- Darby Bible

And it came to pass in the month Nisan, in the twentieth year of Artaxerxes the king, that wine was before him: and I took up the wine, and gave it to the king. Now I had not before been sad in his presence.
- Webster's Bible

It happened in the month Nisan, in the twentieth year of Artaxerxes the king, when wine was before him, that I took up the wine, and gave it to the king. Now I had not been [before] sad in his presence.
- World English Bible

And it cometh to pass, in the month of Nisan, the twentieth year of Artaxerxes the king, wine [is] before him, and I lift up the wine, and give to the king, and I had not been sad before him;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And it came to pass in the month Nisan, in the twentieth year of Artaxerxes the king, when wine was before him, that I took up the wine, and gave it unto the king. Now I had not been beforetime sad in his presence.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Nehemiah 2:1


2:1 Nisan - Four months after he had heard those sad tidings. The reason of this long delay might be either that his turn of attending upon the king did not come 'till that time: or that 'till then he wanted a fit opportunity to move it to him.


Discussion for Nehemiah 2:1

  • Wayne Harlow for verse 1
    The Christians in the church today need a Nehemiah to lead them back to Gods way. I am saddened to think of how we Christians act and to know how GOD wants us to be. Just one example is the Sabbath keeping. It's just another day now
    We wonder why our children seem to have little or no interest in GOD and it's our fault for not taking one day a week and rest and tell them about our GOD. Remember the Blue Law? What Happened to us?

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