Nehemiah 1:4

4 When I heard these things, I sat down and wept. For some days I mourned and fasted and prayed before the God of heaven.

Read Nehemiah 1:4 Using Other Translations

And it came to pass, when I heard these words, that I sat down and wept, and mourned certain days, and fasted, and prayed before the God of heaven,
As soon as I heard these words I sat down and wept and mourned for days, and I continued fasting and praying before the God of heaven.
When I heard this, I sat down and wept. In fact, for days I mourned, fasted, and prayed to the God of heaven.

What does Nehemiah 1:4 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Nehemiah 1:4

And it came to pass, when I heard these words
This sad and melancholy account of things:

that I sat down and wept, and mourned certain days;
sat down upon the ground in dust and ashes, after the manner of mourners, and wept bitterly, and mourned in a most sorrowful manner, see ( Job 2:8 Job 2:12 Job 2:13 ) ,

and fasted and prayed before the God of heaven;
that made it, and dwells in it.

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