4 The king said to me, “What is it you want?” Then I prayed to the God of heaven,

Read Nehemiah 2:4 Using Other Translations

Then the king said unto me, For what dost thou make request? So I prayed to the God of heaven.
Then the king said to me, "What are you requesting?" So I prayed to the God of heaven.
The king asked, “Well, how can I help you?” With a prayer to the God of heaven,