Nehemiah 2:2

Overview - Nehemiah 2
Artaxerxes, understanding the cause of Nehemiah's sadness, sends him with letters and commission to Jerusalem.
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.
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Nehemiah 2:2  (King James Version)
Wherefore the king said unto me, Why is thy countenance sad, seeing thou art not sick? this is nothing else but sorrow of heart. Then I was very sore afraid,

Why is thy
Genesis 40:7

Proverbs 15:13

Then I
Probably the king spoke as if he had some suspicion that Nehemiah harboured some bad design, and that his face indicated some conceived treachery, or remorse; and, indeed, the words rendered sad, and sorrow of heart, might be rendered evil, and wickedness of heart.