Nehemiah 2:2; Nehemiah 2:12; Nehemiah 4:6; Nehemiah 6:8; Nehemiah 7:5
So the king said to me, "Why is your face sad though you are not sick? This is nothing but sadness of heart." Then I was very much afraid.
And I arose in the night, I and a few men with me. I did not tell anyone what my God was putting into my mind to do for Jerusalem and there was no animal with me except the animal on which I was riding.
So we built the wall and the whole wall was joined together to half its height, for the people had a mind to work.
Then I sent a message to him saying, "Such things as you are saying have not been done, but you are inventing them in your own mind."
Then my God put it into my heart to assemble the nobles, the officials and the people to be enrolled by genealogies. Then I found the book of the genealogy of those who came up first in which I found the following record: