Nehemiah 2
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  • Verse 3

    And said unto the king, Let the king live for ever: why should not my countenance be sad, when the city, the place of my fathers' sepulchres, lieth waste, and the gates thereof are consumed with fire?

    Let the king
    Far from wishing ill to my master, I wish him to live for ever.
    1 Kings 1:31; Daniel 2:4; 3:9; 5:10; 6:6,21
    the city
    1:3; Psalms 102:14; 137:6; Lamentations 2:9
    the place
    2 Chronicles 21:20; 28:27; 32:33

  • Verse 4

    Then the king said unto me, For what dost thou make request? So I prayed to the God of heaven.

    For what
    1 Kings 3:5; Esther 5:3,6; 7:2; Mark 10:51
    So I prayed
    1:4,11; 2 Samuel 15:31; Proverbs 3:6; Philippians 4:6

  • Verse 5

    And I said unto the king, If it please the king, and if thy servant have found favour in thy sight, that thou wouldest send me unto Judah, unto the city of my fathers' sepulchres, that I may build it.

    If it please
    Ezra 5:17; Esther 1:19; 5:8; 7:3; 8:5
    and if thy
    Ruth 2:13; 2 Samuel 14:22; Proverbs 3:4

  • Verse 6

    And the king said unto me, (the queen also sitting by him,) For how long shall thy journey be? and when wilt thou return? So it pleased the king to send me; and I set him a time.

    the queen
    Heb. the wife. It was probably Esther who was present at this time, and who seconded Nehemiah's request.
    So it pleased
    4; 1:11; Isaiah 58:12; 61:4; 65:24
    I set him a time
    It is probable that this time was no more than six months, or a year; after which he either returned, or had his leave of absence lengthened, as we find he was twelve years governor of the Jews.
    5:14; 13:6

  • Verse 7

    Moreover I said unto the king, If it please the king, let letters be given me to the governors beyond the river, that they may convey me over till I come into Judah;

    let letters
    9; Ezra 6:6; 7:21
    that they may
    Ezra 8:22

  • Verse 8

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

    the wall
    17; 3:1-32
    the house
    3:7; 7:2
    the king
    18; Genesis 32:28; Ezra 5:5; 6:22; 7:6,9,27,28; Proverbs 21:1; Isaiah 66:14; Daniel 1:9; Acts 7:10; 26:22; 2 Corinthians 8:16

  • Verse 9

    Then I came to the governors beyond the river, and gave them the king's letters. Now the king had sent captains of the army and horsemen with me.

    to the governors
    Now the
    Ezra 8:22