|Overview - Nehemiah 2|
|1||Artaxerxes, understanding the cause of Nehemiah's sadness, sends him with letters and commission to Jerusalem.|
|9||Nehemiah, to the grief of the enemies, comes to Jerusalem.|
|12||He views secretly the ruins of the walls.|
|17||He incites the Jews to build.|
Nehemiah 2:8 (King James Version)
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.