Nehemiah 2:5

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 2:5  (King James Version)
And I said unto the king, If it please the king, and if thy servant have found favour in thy sight, that thou wouldest send me unto Judah, unto the city of my fathers' sepulchres, that I may build it.

If it please
Ezra 5:17 ; Esther 1:19 ; 5:8 7:3 8:5

and if thy
Ruth 2:13 ; 2 Samuel 14:22 ; Proverbs 3:4