Nehemiah 2:6

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 2:6  (King James Version)
And the king said unto me, (the queen also sitting by him,) For how long shall thy journey be? and when wilt thou return? So it pleased the king to send me; and I set him a time.

the queen
Hebrew the wife.
It was probably Esther who was present at this time, and who seconded Nehemiah's request.

So it pleased
4 ; 1:11 Isaiah 58:12 ; 61:4 65:24

I set him a time
It is probable that this time was no more than six months, or a year; after which he either returned, or had his leave of absence lengthened, as we find he was twelve years governor of the Jews.
5:14 13:6
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