Try out the new BibleStudyTools.com. Click here!

Compare Translations for Nehemiah 1:11

Nehemiah 1:11 ASV
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 delight to fear thy name; and prosper, I pray thee, thy servant this day, and grant him mercy in the sight of this man. Now I was cupbearer to the king.
Read Nehemiah 1 ASV  |  Read Nehemiah 1:11 ASV in parallel  
Nehemiah 1:11 BBE
O Lord, let your ear take note of the prayer of your servant, and of the prayers of your servants, who take delight in worshipping your name: give help, O Lord, to your servant this day, and let him have mercy in the eyes of this man. (Now I was the king's wine-servant.)
Read Nehemiah 1 BBE  |  Read Nehemiah 1:11 BBE in parallel  
Nehemiah 1:11 CEB
"LORD, let your ear be attentive to the prayer of your servant and to the prayer of your servants who delight in honoring your name. Please give success to your servant today and grant him favor in the presence of this man!" At that time, I was a cupbearer to the king.
Read Nehemiah 1 CEB  |  Read Nehemiah 1:11 CEB in parallel  
Nehemiah 1:11 CJB
Adonai, please, let your ear now be attentive to the prayer of your servant and to the prayer of your servants who take joy in fearing your name: please let your servant succeed today and win this man's compassion"- for I was the king's personal attendant.
Read Nehemiah 1 CJB  |  Read Nehemiah 1:11 CJB in parallel  
Nehemiah 1:11 RHE
I beseech thee, O Lord, let thy ear be attentive to the prayer of thy servant, and to the prayer of thy servants who desire to fear thy name: and direct thy servant this day, and give him mercy before this man. For I was the king’s cupbearer.
Read Nehemiah 1 RHE  |  Read Nehemiah 1:11 RHE in parallel  
Nehemiah 1:11 ESV
O Lord, let your ear be attentive to the prayer of your servant, and to the prayer of your servants who delight to fear your name, and give success to your servant today, and grant him mercy in the sight of this man."Now I was cupbearer to the king.
Read Nehemiah 1 ESV  |  Read Nehemiah 1:11 ESV in parallel  
Nehemiah 1:11 GW
Lord, please pay attention to my prayer and to the prayers of all your other servants who want to worship your name. Please give me success today and make this man, King Artaxerxes, show me compassion." I was cupbearer to the king at this time.
Read Nehemiah 1 GW  |  Read Nehemiah 1:11 GW in parallel  
Nehemiah 1:11 GNT
Listen now to my prayer and to the prayers of all your other servants who want to honor you. Give me success today and make the emperor merciful to me." In those days I was the emperor's wine steward.
Read Nehemiah 1 GNT  |  Read Nehemiah 1:11 GNT in parallel  
Nehemiah 1:11 HNV
Lord, I beg you, let now your ear be attentive to the prayer of your servant, and to the prayer of your servants, who delight to fear your name; and please prosper your servant this day, and grant him mercy in the sight of this man. Now I was cup bearer to the king.
Read Nehemiah 1 HNV  |  Read Nehemiah 1:11 HNV in parallel  
Nehemiah 1:11 CSB
Please, Lord, let Your ear be attentive to the prayer of Your servant and to that of Your servants who delight to revere Your name. Give Your servant success today, and have compassion on him in the presence of this man. [At the time,] I was the king's cupbearer.
Read Nehemiah 1 CSB  |  Read Nehemiah 1:11 CSB in parallel  
Nehemiah 1:11 KJV
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 .
Read Nehemiah 1 KJV  |  Read Nehemiah 1:11 KJV in parallel  |  Interlinear view
Nehemiah 1:11 LEB
O Lord, please let your ear be attentive to the prayer of your servant and to the prayer of your servants who delight to revere in your name. Please, let your servant be successful this day and give him compassion before this man." I was cupbearer for the king.
Read Nehemiah 1 LEB  |  Read Nehemiah 1:11 LEB in parallel  
Nehemiah 1:11 NAS
"O Lord , I beseech You, may Your ear be attentive to the prayer of Your servant and the prayer of Your servants who delight to revere Your name, and make Your servant successful today and grant him compassion before this man." Now I was the cupbearer to the king.
Read Nehemiah 1 NAS  |  Read Nehemiah 1:11 NAS in parallel  |  Interlinear view
Nehemiah 1:11 NCV
Lord, listen carefully to the prayer of your servant and the prayers of your servants who love to honor you. Give me, your servant, success today; allow this king to show kindness to me." I was the one who served wine to the king.
Read Nehemiah 1 NCV  |  Read Nehemiah 1:11 NCV in parallel  
Nehemiah 1:11 NIRV
Lord, please pay careful attention to my prayer. Listen to the prayers of all of us. We take delight in bringing honor to your name. Give me success today. Help King Artaxerxes show me his favor." I was the king's wine taster.
Read Nehemiah 1 NIRV  |  Read Nehemiah 1:11 NIRV in parallel  
Nehemiah 1:11 NIV
O Lord, let your ear be attentive to the prayer of this your servant and to the prayer of your servants who delight in revering your name. Give your servant success today by granting him favor in the presence of this man." I was cupbearer to the king.
Read Nehemiah 1 NIV  |  Read Nehemiah 1:11 NIV in parallel  
Nehemiah 1:11 NKJV
O Lord, I pray, please let Your ear be attentive to the prayer of Your servant, and to the prayer of Your servants who desire to fear Your name; and let Your servant prosper this day, I pray, and grant him mercy in the sight of this man." For I was the king's cupbearer.
Read Nehemiah 1 NKJV  |  Read Nehemiah 1:11 NKJV in parallel  
Nehemiah 1:11 NLT
O Lord, please hear my prayer! Listen to the prayers of those of us who delight in honoring you. Please grant me success now as I go to ask the king for a great favor. Put it into his heart to be kind to me."In those days I was the king's cup-bearer."
Read Nehemiah 1 NLT  |  Read Nehemiah 1:11 NLT in parallel  
Nehemiah 1:11 NRS
O Lord, let your ear be attentive to the prayer of your servant, and to the prayer of your servants who delight in revering your name. Give success to your servant today, and grant him mercy in the sight of this man!" At the time, I was cupbearer to the king.
Read Nehemiah 1 NRS  |  Read Nehemiah 1:11 NRS in parallel  
Nehemiah 1:11 RSV
O Lord, let thy ear be attentive to the prayer of thy servant, and to the prayer of thy servants who delight to fear thy name; and give success to thy servant today, and grant him mercy in the sight of this man." Now I was cupbearer to the king.
Read Nehemiah 1 RSV  |  Read Nehemiah 1:11 RSV in parallel  
Nehemiah 1:11 DBY
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 delight to fear thy name; and prosper, I pray thee, thy servant this day, and grant him mercy in the sight of this man. Now I was the king's cupbearer.
Read Nehemiah 1 DBY  |  Read Nehemiah 1:11 DBY in parallel  
Nehemiah 1:11 MSG
O Master, listen to me, listen to your servant's prayer - and yes, to all your servants who delight in honoring you - and make me successful today so that I get what I want from the king." I was cupbearer to the king.
Read Nehemiah 1 MSG  |  Read Nehemiah 1:11 MSG in parallel  
Nehemiah 1:11 WBT
O Lord, I beseech thee, let now thy 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 cup-bearer.
Read Nehemiah 1 WBT  |  Read Nehemiah 1:11 WBT in parallel  
Nehemiah 1:11 TMB
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.
Read Nehemiah 1 TMB  |  Read Nehemiah 1:11 TMB in parallel  
Nehemiah 1:11 TNIV
Lord, let your ear be attentive to the prayer of this your servant and to the prayer of your servants who delight in revering your name. Give your servant success today by granting him favor in the presence of this man." I was cupbearer to the king.
Read Nehemiah 1 TNIV  |  Read Nehemiah 1:11 TNIV in parallel  
Nehemiah 1:11 WEB
Lord, I beg you, let now your ear be attentive to the prayer of your servant, and to the prayer of your servants, who delight to fear your name; and please prosper your servant this day, and grant him mercy in the sight of this man. Now I was cup bearer to the king.
Read Nehemiah 1 WEB  |  Read Nehemiah 1:11 WEB in parallel  
Nehemiah 1:11 WYC
Lord, I beseech thee, thine ear be attentive to the prayer of thy servant, and to the prayer of thy servants, that will dread thy name; and direct thy servant to day, and give thou mercy to him before this man, that is, Artaxerxes, (the) king. For I was the bottler of the king. (Lord, I beseech thee, let thy ear be attentive to the prayer of thy servant, and to the prayers of thy servants, who desire to revere thy name; and give thy servant success today, and give thou mercy to him before this man, that is, King Artaxerxes. For I was the king's butler.)
Read Nehemiah 1 WYC  |  Read Nehemiah 1:11 WYC in parallel  
Nehemiah 1:11 YLT
`I beseech Thee, O Lord, let, I pray Thee, Thine ear be attentive unto the prayer of Thy servant, and unto the prayer of Thy servants, those delighting to fear Thy Name; and give prosperity, I pray Thee, to Thy servant to-day, and give him for mercies before this man;' and I have been butler to the king.
Read Nehemiah 1 YLT  |  Read Nehemiah 1:11 YLT in parallel  

Nehemiah 1 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 1

The Old Testament history closes with the book of Nehemiah, wherein is recorded the workings of his heart, in the management of public affairs; with many devout reflections.

Nehemiah's distress for the misery of Jerusalem, His prayer.

- Nehemiah was the Persian king's cup-bearer. When God has work to do, he will never want instruments to do it with. Nehemiah lived at ease, and in honour, but does not forget that he is an Israelite, and that his brethren are in distress. He was ready to do them all the good offices he could; and that he might know how best to do them a kindness, he makes inquiries about them. We should inquire especially concerning the state of the church and religion. Every Jerusalem on this side the heavenly one will have some defect, which will require the help and services of its friends. Nehemiah's first application was to God, that he might have the fuller confidence in his application to the king. Our best pleas in prayer are taken from the promise of God, the word on which he has caused us to hope. Other means must be used, but the effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man avails most. Communion with God will best prepare us for our dealings with men. When we have intrusted our concerns to God, the mind is set at liberty; it feels satisfaction and composure, and difficulties vanish. We know that if the affair be hurtful, he can easily hinder it; and if it be good for us, he can as easily forward it.

Nehemiah 1 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

CHAPTER 1

Nehemiah 1:1-3 . NEHEMIAH, UNDERSTANDING BY HANANI THE AFFLICTED STATE OF JERUSALEM, MOURNS, FASTS, AND PRAYS.

1. Nehemiah the son of Hachaliah--This eminently pious and patriotic Jew is to be carefully distinguished from two other persons of the same name--one of whom is mentioned as helping to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem ( Nehemiah 3:16 ), and the other is noticed in the list of those who accompanied Zerubbabel in the first detachment of returning exiles ( Ezra 2:2 , Nehemiah 7:7 ). Though little is known of his genealogy, it is highly probable that he was a descendant of the tribe of Judah and the royal family of David.
in the month Chisleu--answering to the close of November and the larger part of December.
Shushan the palace--the capital of ancient Susiana, east of the Tigris, a province of Persia. From the time of Cyrus it was the favorite winter residence of the Persian kings.

2, 3. Hanani, one of my brethren, came, he and certain men of Judah--Hanani is called his brother ( Nehemiah 7:2 ). But as that term was used loosely by Jews as well as other Orientals, it is probable that no more is meant than that he was of the same family. According to JOSEPHUS, Nehemiah, while walking around the palace walls, overheard some persons conversing in the Hebrew language. Having ascertained that they had lately returned from Judea, he was informed by them, in answer to his eager enquiries, of the unfinished and desolate condition of Jerusalem, as well as the defenseless state of the returned exiles. The commissions previously given to Zerubbabel and Ezra extending only to the repair of the temple and private dwellings, the walls and gates of the city had been allowed to remain a mass of shattered ruins, as they had been laid by the Chaldean siege.

Nehemiah 1:4-11 . HIS PRAYER.

4. when I heard these words, that I sat down . . . and mourned . . . and fasted, and prayed--The recital deeply affected the patriotic feelings of this good man, and no comfort could he find but in earnest and protracted prayer, that God would favor the purpose, which he seems to have secretly formed, of asking the royal permission to go to Jerusalem.

11. I was the king's cupbearer--This officer, in the ancient Oriental courts, was always a person of rank and importance; and, from the confidential nature of his duties and his frequent access to the royal presence, he possessed great influence.