Nehemiah 1:1-4 CSB

1 The words of Nehemiah son of Hacaliah: During the month of Chislev in the twentieth year,a when I was in the fortress city of Susa,

References for Nehemiah 1:1

    • a 1:1 - The twentieth year of King Artaxerxes of Persia, November-December 446 (or 445) b.c.

      News from Jerusalem

      2 Hanani, one of my brothers, arrived with men from Judah, and I questioned them about Jerusalem and the Jewish remnant that had returned from exile.

      References for Nehemiah 1:2

          3 They said to me, "The survivors in the province,b who returned from the exile, are in great trouble and disgrace. Jerusalem's wall has been broken down, and its gates have been burned down."c

          References for Nehemiah 1:3

            • b 1:3 - Neh 11:3
            • c 1:3 - Neh 2:13

              Nehemiah's Prayer

              4 When I heard these words, I sat down and wept. I mourned for a number of days, fasting and praying before the God of heaven.

              References for Nehemiah 1:4