You must be deeply troubled.” Then I was terrified, 3 but I replied, “Long live the king! Last Week's Top Questions . 14 But you have no share, legal right, or historic claim in Jerusalem.”. You don’t look sick to me. But when Sanballat, Tobiah, and Geshem the Arab heard of our plan, they scoffed contemptuously. instructing them to let me travel safely through their territories on my way to Judah. I had not yet spoken to the Jewish leaders - the priests, the nobles, the officials, or anyone else in the administration. Then I went to the Fountain Gate and to the King’s Pool, but my donkey couldn’t get through the rubble. Three days later, 12 I slipped out during the night, taking only a few others with me. We’ll send you a new verse every day to download or share. I slipped out during the night, taking only a few others with me. How can I not be sad? For the city where my ancestors are buried is in ruins, and the gates have been destroyed by fire.”, The king asked, “Well, how can I help you?”, I replied, “If it please the king, and if you are pleased with me, your servant, send me to Judah to rebuild the city where my ancestors are buried.”. You don’t look sick to me. We, his servants, will start rebuilding this wall. 11 Ask a Question. You must be deeply troubled.” Then I was terrified. I replied, “The God of heaven will help us succeed. 20 I replied, “The God of heaven will help us succeed. I will need it to make beams for the gates of the Temple fortress, for the city walls, and for a house for myself.” And the king granted these requests, because the gracious hand of God was on me. I slipped out during the night, taking only a few others with me. Early the following spring, in the month of Nisan. Are you rebelling against the king?” they asked. Nehemiah Chapter 2 - NLT. Ask Us! 16 2 So the king asked me, “Why are you looking so sad? But you have no share, legal right, or historic claim in Jerusalem.”. But when Sanballat, Tobiah, and Geshem the Arab heard of our plan, they scoffed contemptuously. 12: He views secretly the ruins of the walls. What is the 'Pistis Sophia' and is its list of 32 carnal desires to overcome before salvation Biblical. 6 The king, with the queen sitting beside him, asked, “How long will you be gone? We, his servants, will start rebuilding this wall. Commentary. The king, I should add, had sent along army officers and horsemen* to protect me. I had never before appeared sad in his presence. The city officials did not know I had been out there or what I was doing, for I had not yet said anything to anyone about my plans. The king, with the queen sitting beside him, asked, “How long will you be gone? 5 10 But when Sanballat the Horonite and Tobiah the Ammonite official heard of my arrival, they were very displeased that someone had come to help the people of Israel. Why pray for prophesied events such as wars if they are meant to happen? 17: He incites the Jews to build. Sign Up or Login, To Create and Search Notes: When I came to the governors of the province west of the Euphrates River, I delivered the king’s letters to them. I slipped out during the night, taking only a few others with me. They replied at once, “Yes, let’s rebuild the wall!” So they began the good work. But when Sanballat the Horonite and Tobiah the Ammonite official heard of my arrival, they were very displeased that someone had come to help the people of Israel. We took no pack animals with us except the donkey I was riding. So, though it was still dark, I went up the Kidron Valley 5 instead, inspecting the wall before I turned back and entered again at the Valley Gate. After dark I went out through the Valley Gate, past the Jackal’s Well, 4 and over to the Dung Gate to inspect the broken walls and burned gates. I will need it to make beams for the gates of the Temple fortress, for the city walls, and for a house for myself.” And the king granted these requests, because the gracious hand of God was on me.