Nehemiah 2:3

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 2:3  (King James Version)
And said unto the king, Let the king live for ever: why should not my countenance be sad, when the city, the place of my fathers' sepulchres, lieth waste, and the gates thereof are consumed with fire?

Let the king
Far from wishing ill to my master, I wish him to live for ever.
1 Kings 1:31 ; Daniel 2:4 ; 3:9 5:10 Daniel 6:6 Daniel 6:21

the city
1:3 Psalms 102:14 ; 137:6 Lamentations 2:9

the place
2 Chronicles 21:20 ; 28:27 32:33