Nehemiah 2

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Nehemiah 2

1. 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 to the king. Now I had not been sad in his presence before,

2. And the king said to me, “Why is your countenance sad, seeing you are not sick? This is nothing but sorrow of heart.” Then I was very much afraid.

3. And I said to the king, “Let the king live forever. Why should not my countenance be sad when the city, the place of my fathers’ tombs, lies waste, and its gates are destroyed by fire?”

4. And the king said to me, “For what do you ask?” So I prayed to the God of heaven,

5. And I said to the king, “If it please the king, and if your servant has found favor in your sight, that you would send me to Judah, to the city of my fathers’ tombs, so that I may build it.”

6. And the king said to me (the queen also sitting by him), “For how long shall your journey be? And when will you return?” So it pleased the king to send me, and I set him a time.

7. And I said to the king, “If it please the king, let letters be given me to the governors beyond the River, so that they may let me pass through until I come to Judah,

8. And a letter to Asaph the keeper of the king’s forest, so that he may give me timber to make beams for the gates of the palace which belong to the house, and for the wall of the city, and for the house into which I shall enter.” And the king granted me what I asked, according to the good hand of my God upon me.

9. And I came to the governors of the province beyond the River and gave them the king’s letters. Now the king had sent captains of the army and horsemen with me.

10. And when Sanballat the Horonite, and Tobiah the servant, the Ammonite, heard, it grieved them very much that there had come a man to seek the welfare of the children of Israel.

11. And I came to Jerusalem and was there three days.

12. And I arose in the night, I and a few men with me. And I did not tell it to anyone what my God had put in my heart to do at Jerusalem. And there was no animal with me except the one that I rode upon.

13. And I went out by night by the Valley Gate, even towards the Dragon’s Well, and to the Dung Gate, and viewed the walls of Jerusalem which were broken down, and its gates which were burned by fire.

14. And I went on to the Fountain Gate and to the King’s Pool, but there was no place for the animal that was under me to pass.

15. Then I went up in the night by the valley and viewed the wall, and turned back, and entered by the Valley Gate, and returned.

16. And the rulers did not know where I had gone, nor what I was doing. Nor had I told it to the Jews as yet, nor to the priests, nor to the nobles, nor to the rulers, nor to the rest doing the work.

17. Then I said to them, “You see the distress that we are in, how Jerusalem lies waste, and the gates of it are burned by fire. Come and let us build up the wall of Jerusalem, so that we may no more be a reproach.”

18. And I told them of the hand of my God which was good upon me, and also the king’s words that he had spoken to me. And they said, “Let us rise up to build.” So they made their hands strong for the good.

19. But when Sanballat the Horonite, and Tobiah the servant, the Ammonite, and Geshem the Arabian, heard, they laughed us to scorn, and despised us. And they said, “What is this that you do? Will you rebel against the king?”

20. Then I answered them and said to them, “The God of heaven, He will prosper us, and we, His servants, will arise and build. But you have no portion or right or memorial in Jerusalem.”

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And it came to passH1961
HCHVqw3ms
in the monthH2320
HRHNcmsc
Nisan,H5212
HNp
in the twentiethH6242
HAcbpa
yearH8141
HNcfsc
of ArtaxerxesH783
HRHNp
the king,H4428
HTdHNcmsa
when wineH3196
HNcmsa
wasbefore him,H6440
HRHNcbpcHSp3ms
that I took upH5375
HCHVqw1cs
H853
HTo
the wineH3196
HTdHNcmsa
and gaveH5414
HCHVqw1csHSh
itto the king.H4428
HRdHNcmsa
Now I had notH3808
HCHTn
beenH1961
HVqp1cs
sadH7451
HAamsa
in his presence before,H6440
HRHNcbpcHSp3ms

And I saidH559
HCHVqw1cs
to the king,H4428
HRdHNcmsa
"Let the kingH4428
HTdHNcmsa
liveH2421
HVqi3ms
forever.H5769
HRHNcmsa
WhyH4069
HTi
should notH3808
HTn
my countenanceH6440
HNcbpcHSp1cs
be sadH7489
HVqi3mp
whenH834
HTr
the city,H5892
HTdHNcfsa
the placeH1004
HNcmsc
of my fathers'H1
HNcmpcHSp1cs
tombs,H6913
HNcmpc
lieswaste,H2717
HAafsa
and its gatesH8179
HCHNcmpcHSp3fs
are destroyedH398
HVQp3cp
by fire?"H784
HRdHNcbsa

And I saidH559
HCHVqw1cs
to the king,H4428
HRdHNcmsa
"IfH518
HC
H5921
HR
it pleaseH2895
HAamsa
the king,H4428
HTdHNcmsa
and ifH518
HCHC
your servantH5650
HNcmscHSp2ms
has found favorH3190
HVqi3ms
in your sight,H6440
HRHNcbpcHSp2ms
thatH834
HTr
you would send meH7971
HVqi2msHSp1cs
toH413
HR
Judah,H3063
HNp
toH413
HR
the cityH5892
HNcfsc
of my fathers'H1
HNcmpcHSp1cs
tombs,H6913
HNcmpc
so that I may build it."H1129
HCHVqi1csHSp3fs

And I saidH559
HCHVqw1cs
to the king,H4428
HRdHNcmsa
"IfH518
HC
H5921
HR
it pleaseH2895
HAamsa
the king,H4428
HTdHNcmsa
let lettersH107
HNcfpa
be givenH5414
HVqi3mp
meHl
HRHSp1cs
toH5921
HR
the governorsH6346
HNcmpc
beyondH5676
HNcmsc
the River,H5104
HTdHNcmsa
so thatH834
HTr
they may let me passH5674
HVhi3mpHSp1cs
through untilH5704
HR
H834
HTr
I comeH935
HVqi1cs
toH413
HR
Judah,H3063
HNp

And a letterH107
HCHNcfsa
toH413
HR
AsaphH623
HNp
the keeperH8104
HVqrmsc
ofH834
HTr
the king'sH4428
HRdHNcmsa
forest,H6508
HTdHNcmsa
so thatH834
HTr
he may giveH5414
HVqi3ms
meHl
HRHSp1cs
timberH6086
HNcmpa
to make beamsH7136
HRHVpc
H853
HTo
for the gatesH8179
HNcmpc
of the palaceH1002
HTdHNcfsa
whichH834
HTr
belongto the house,H1004
HRdHNcmsa
and for the wallH2346
HCHRHNcfsc
of the city,H5892
HTdHNcfsa
and for the houseH1004
HCHRdHNcmsa
into whichH834
HTr
I shall enter."H935
HVqi1cs
And the kingH4428
HTdHNcmsa
grantedH5414
HCHVqw3ms
meH5921
HRHSp1cs
what I asked, according toH413
HRHSp3ms
the goodH2896
HTdHAafsa
handH3027
HRHNcbsc
of my GodH430
HNcmpcHSp1cs
upon me.Hl
HRHSp1cs

And I cameH935
HCHVqw1cs
toH413
HR
the governorsH6346
HNcmpc
of the province beyondH5676
HNcmsc
the RiverH5104
HTdHNcmsa
and gaveH5414
HCHVqw1csHSh
themHl
HRHSp3mp
H853
HTo
the king'sH4428
HTdHNcmsa
letters.H107
HNcfpc
Now the kingH4428
HTdHNcmsa
had sentH7971
HCHVqw3ms
captainsH8269
HNcmpc
of the armyH2428
HNcmsa
and horsemenH6571
HCHNcmpa
with me.H5973
HRHSp1cs

And when SanballatH5571
HNp
the Horonite,H2772
HTdHNgmsa
and TobiahH2900
HCHNp
the servant,H5650
HTdHNcmsa
the Ammonite,H5984
HTdHNgmsa
heard,H8085
HCHVqw3ms
it grievedH7489
HCHVqw3ms
themHl
HRHSp3mp
very muchH7451
HNcfsa
H1419
HAafsa
thatH834
HTr
there had comeH935
HVqp3ms
a manH120
HNcmsa
to seekH1245
HRHVpc
the welfareH2896
HAafsa
of the childrenH1121
HRHNcmpc
of Israel.H3478
HNp

And I went outH3318
HCHVqw1csHSh
by nightH3915
HNcmsa
by the ValleyH1516
HTdHNcbsa
Gate,H8179
HRHNcmsc
even towardsH413
HCHR
H6440
HNcbpc
the Dragon'sH8577
HNp
Well,H5869
HNp
and toH413
HCHR
the DungH830
HTdHNcmsa
Gate,H8179
HNcmsc
andH1961
HCHVqw1cs
viewedH7663
HVqrmsa
the wallsH2346
HRHNcfpc
of JerusalemH3389
HNp
whichH834
HTr
H1992
HPp3mp
were broken down,H6555
HTdHVPsmpa
and its gatesH8179
HCHNcmpcHSp3fs
which were burnedH398
HVQp3cp
by fire.H784
HRdHNcbsa

And I went onH5674
HCHVqw1cs
toH413
HR
the FountainH5869
HTdHNcbsa
GateH8179
HNcmsc
and toH413
HCHR
the King'sH4428
HTdHNcmsa
Pool,H1295
HNcfsc
but there was noH369
HCHTn
placeH4725
HNcmsa
for the animalH929
HRdHNcfsa
that was under meH8478
HRHSp1cs
to pass.H5674
HRHVqc

Then IH1961
HCHVqw1cs
went upH5927
HVqrmsa
in the nightH3915
HNcmsa
by the valleyH5158
HRdHNcmsa
andH1961
HCHVqw1cs
viewedH7663
HVqrmsa
the wall,H2346
HRdHNcfsa
and turned back,H7725
HCHVqw1cs
and enteredH935
HCHVqw1cs
by the ValleyH1516
HTdHNcbsa
Gate,H8179
HRHNcmsc
and returned.H7725
HCHVqw1cs

And the rulersH5461
HCHTdHNcmpa
did notH3808
HTn
knowH3045
HVqp3cp
whereH575
HD
I had gone,H1980
HVqp1cs
nor whatH4100
HCHTi
IH589
HPp1cs
was doing.H6213
HVqrmsa
NorH3808
HTn
had I toldH5046
HVhp1cs
it to the JewsH3064
HCHRdHNgmpa
as yet,H5704
HR
H3651
HTm
nor to the priests,H3548
HCHRdHNcmpa
nor to the nobles,H2715
HCHRdHNcmpa
nor to the rulers,H5461
HCHRdHNcmpa
nor to the restH3499
HCHRHNcmsc
doingH6213
HVqrmsc
the work.H4399
HTdHNcfsa

Then I saidH559
HCHVqw1cs
to them,H413
HRHSp3mp
"YouH859
HPp2mp
seeH7200
HVqrmpa
the distressH7451
HTdHNcfsa
thatH834
HTr
weH587
HPp1cp
arein,Hb
HRHSp3fs
howH834
HTr
JerusalemH3389
HNp
lies waste,H2717
HAafsa
and the gates of itH8179
HCHNcmpcHSp3fs
are burnedH3341
HVNp3cp
by fire.H784
HRdHNcbsa
ComeH3212
HVqv2mp
and let us buildH1129
HCHVqh1cp
H853
HTo
up the wallH2346
HNcfsc
of Jerusalem,H3389
HNp
so that we may noH3808
HCHTn
moreH5750
HD
beH1961
HVqi1cp
a reproach."H2781
HNcfsa

And I toldH5046
HCHVhw1cs
themHl
HRHSp3mp
H853
HTo
of the handH3027
HNcbsc
of my GodH430
HNcmpcHSp1cs
whichH834
HTr
H1931
HPp3fs
was goodH2896
HAafsa
upon me,H5921
HRHSp1cs
andH637
HCHD
also the king'sH4428
HTdHNcmsa
wordsH1697
HNcmpc
thatH834
HTr
he had spokenH559
HVqp3ms
to me.Hl
HRHSp1cs
And they said,H559
HCHVqw3mp
"Let us rise upH6965
HVqi1cp
to build."H1129
HCHVqq1cp
So they made their handsH3027
HNcbdcHSp3mp
strongH2388
HCHVpw3mp
for the good.H2896
HRdHAafsa

But when SanballatH5571
HNp
the Horonite,H2772
HTdHNgmsa
and TobiahH2900
HCHNp
the servant,H5650
HTdHNcmsa
the Ammonite,H5984
HTdHNgmsa
and GeshemH1654
HCHNp
the Arabian,H6163
HTdHNgmsa
heard,H8085
HCHVqw3ms
they laughed usHl
HRHSp1cp
to scorn,H3932
HCHVhw3mp
and despisedH959
HCHVqw3mp
us.H5921
HRHSp1cp
And they said,H559
HCHVqw3mp
"WhatH4100
HTi
isthisH2088
HTdHPdxms
H1697
HTdHNcmsa
thatH834
HTr
youH859
HPp2mp
do?H6213
HVqrmpa
Will youH859
HPp2mp
rebelH4775
HVqrmpa
againstH5921
HTiHR
the king?"H4428
HTdHNcmsa

Then I answeredH7725
HCHVhw1cs
H1697
HNcmsa
themH853
HToHSp3mp
and saidH559
HCHVqw1cs
to them,Hl
HRHSp3mp
"The GodH430
HNcmpc
of heaven,H8064
HTdHNcmpa
HeH1931
HPp3ms
will prosperH6743
HVhi3ms
us,Hl
HRHSp1cp
and we,H587
HCHPp1cp
His servants,H5650
HNcmpcHSp3ms
will ariseH6965
HVqi1cp
and build.H1129
HCHVqq1cp
But youHl
HCHRHSp2mp
have noH369
HTn
portionH2506
HNcmsa
or rightH6666
HCHNcfsa
or memorialH2146
HCHNcmsa
in Jerusalem."H3389
HRHNp

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