Nehemiah 13:6

Overview - Nehemiah 13
Upon the reading of the law, separation is made from the mixed multitude.
Nehemiah, at his return, causes the chambers to be cleansed.
10 He reforms the offices in the house of God;
15 the violation of the sabbath;
23 and the marriages with the strange wives.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Nehemiah 13:6  (King James Version)
But in all this time was not I at Jerusalem: for in the two and thirtieth year of Artaxerxes king of Babylon came I unto the king, and after certain days obtained I leave of the king:

Exodus 32:1 ; 2 Chronicles 24:17 2 Chronicles 24:18 ; Matthew 13:25

Nehemiah came to Jerusalem in the twentieth year of Artaxerxes, and remained there till the thirty-second, being twelve years; then returned to Babylon; and probably, after about a year, got leave to revisit his brethren, and found matters as here stated.

the two
2:1 5:14

after certain days
Hebrew at the end of days.
Nehemiah 2:5 Nehemiah 2:6

obtained I
or, I earnestly requested.