|Overview - Nehemiah 1|
|1||Nehemiah, understanding by Hanani the misery of Jerusalem, mourns, fasts, and prays.|
Nehemiah 1:11 (King James Version)
O Lord, I beseech thee, let now thine ear be attentive to the prayer of thy servant, and to the prayer of thy servants, who desire to fear thy name: and prosper, I pray thee, thy servant this day, and grant him mercy in the sight of this man. For I was the king's cupbearer.
- Let now
- 6 ; Psalms 86:6 ; 130:2
- who desire
- Proverbs 1:29 ; Isaiah 26:8 Isaiah 26:9 ; Hebrews 13:18
- 2:8 Genesis 32:11 Genesis 32:28 ; 43:14 Ezra 1:1 ; Ezra 7:6 Ezra 7:27 Ezra 7:28 Proverbs 21:1
- For I was
- The office of cup-bearer was one of great trust, honour, and emolument, in the Persian court. To be in such a place of trust he must have been in the king's confidence; for no eastern potentate would have a cup-bearer to whom he could not trust his life, poison being often administered in that way. It was an office much desired, because it gave access to the king in those seasons of hilarity when men are most disposed to grant favours.
- 2:1 Genesis 40:2 Genesis 40:9-13 Genesis 40:21 Genesis 40:23 ; 41:9