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Nehemiah 1 (WEBP)

[1] The words of Nehemiah the son of Hacaliah. Now in the month Chislev, in the twentieth year, as I was in Susa the palace,
[2] Hanani, one of my brothers, came, he and certain men out of Judah; and I asked them about the Jews who had escaped, who were left of the captivity, and concerning Jerusalem.
[3] They said to me, “The remnant who are left of the captivity there in the province are in great affliction and reproach. The wall of Jerusalem is also broken down, and its gates are burned with fire.”
[4] When I heard these words, I sat down and wept, and mourned several days; and I fasted and prayed before the God§ of heaven,
[5] and said, “I beg you, Yahweh,° the God of heaven, the great and awesome God who keeps covenant and loving kindness with those who love him and keep his commandments,
[6] let your ear now be attentive and your eyes open, that you may listen to the prayer of your servant which I pray before you at this time, day and night, for the children of Israel your servants, while I confess the sins of the children of Israel which we have sinned against you. Yes, I and my father’s house have sinned.
[7] We have dealt very corruptly against you, and have not kept the commandments, nor the statutes, nor the ordinances, which you commanded your servant Moses.
[8] “Remember, I beg you, the word that you commanded your servant Moses, saying, ‘If you trespass, I will scatter you among the peoples;
[9] but if you return to me, and keep my commandments and do them, though your outcasts were in the uttermost part of the heavens, yet I will gather them from there, and will bring them to the place that I have chosen, to cause my name to dwell there.’
[10] “Now these are your servants and your people, whom you have redeemed by your great power and by your strong hand.
[11] Lord,§ I beg you, let your ear be attentive now to the prayer of your servant, and to the prayer of your servants who delight to fear your name; and please prosper your servant today, and grant him mercy in the sight of this man.” Now I was cup bearer to the king.

Nehemiah 1:4 The Hebrew word rendered “God” is “אֱלֹהִ֑ים” (Elohim).
Nehemiah 1:5 “Yahweh” is God’s proper Name, sometimes rendered “LORD” (all caps) in other translations.
Nehemiah 1:11 The word translated “Lord” is “Adonai.”

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

King James w/Strong’s #s

Nehemiah 1 (KJVS)

[1] The words H1697 of Nehemiah H5166 the son H1121 of Hachaliah H2446. And it came to pass in the month H2320 Chisleu H3691, in the twentieth H6242 year H8141, as I was in Shushan H7800 the palace H1002,
[2] That Hanani H2607, one H259 of my brethren H251, came H935 (8799), he and [certain] men H582 of Judah H3063; and I asked H7592 (8799) them concerning the Jews H3064 that had escaped H6413, which were left H7604 (8738) of the captivity H7628, and concerning Jerusalem H3389.
[3] And they said H559 (8799) unto me, The remnant H7604 (8737) that are left H7604 (8738) of the captivity H7628 there in the province H4082 [are] in great H1419 affliction H7451 and reproach H2781: the wall H2346 of Jerusalem H3389 also [is] broken down H6555 (8794), and the gates H8179 thereof are burned H3341 (8738) with fire H784.
[4] And it came to pass, when I heard H8085 (8800) these words H1697, that I sat down H3427 (8804) and wept H1058 (8799), and mourned H56 (8691) [certain] days H3117, and fasted H6684 (8802), and prayed H6419 (8693) before H6440 the God H430 of heaven H8064,
[5] And said H559 (8799), I beseech H577 thee, O LORD H3068 God H430 of heaven H8064, the great H1419 and terrible H3372 (8737) God H410, that keepeth H8104 (8802) covenant H1285 and mercy H2617 for them that love H157 (8802) him and observe H8104 (8802) his commandments H4687:
[6] Let thine ear H241 now be attentive H7183, and thine eyes H5869 open H6605 (8803), that thou mayest hear H8085 (8800) the prayer H8605 of thy servant H5650, which I pray H6419 (8693) before H6440 thee now H3117, day H3119 and night H3915, for the children H1121 of Israel H3478 thy servants H5650, and confess H3034 (8693) the sins H2403 of the children H1121 of Israel H3478, which we have sinned H2398 (8804) against thee: both I and my father’s H1 house H1004 have sinned H2398 (8804).
[7] We have dealt very H2254 (8800) corruptly H2254 (8804) against thee, and have not kept H8104 (8804) the commandments H4687, nor the statutes H2706, nor the judgments H4941, which thou commandedst H6680 (8765) thy servant H5650 Moses H4872.
[8] Remember H2142 (8798), I beseech thee, the word H1697 that thou commandedst H6680 (8765) thy servant H5650 Moses H4872, saying H559 (8800), [If] ye transgress H4603 (8799), I will scatter you abroad H6327 (8686) among the nations H5971:
[9] But [if] ye turn H7725 (8804) unto me, and keep H8104 (8804) my commandments H4687, and do H6213 (8804) them; though there were of you cast out H5080 (8737) unto the uttermost part H7097 of the heaven H8064, [yet] will I gather H6908 (8762) them from thence, and will bring H935 (8689) them unto the place H4725 that I have chosen H977 (8804) to set H7931 (8763) my name H8034 there.
[10] Now these [are] thy servants H5650 and thy people H5971, whom thou hast redeemed H6299 (8804) by thy great H1419 power H3581, and by thy strong H2389 hand H3027.
[11] O Lord H136, I beseech H577 thee, let now thine ear H241 be attentive H7183 to the prayer H8605 of thy servant H5650, and to the prayer H8605 of thy servants H5650, who desire H2655 to fear H3372 (8800) thy name H8034: and prosper H6743 (8685), I pray thee, thy servant H5650 this day H3117, and grant H5414 (8798) him mercy H7356 in the sight H6440 of this man H376. For I was the king’s H4428 cupbearer H8248 (8688).

Young’s Literal Translation

Nehemiah 1 (YLT)

[1] Words of Nehemiah son of Hachaliah. And it cometh to pass, in the month of Chisleu, the twentieth year, and I have been in Shushan the palace,
[2] and come in doth Hanani, one of my brethren, he and men of Judah, and I ask them concerning the Jews, the escaped part that have been left of the captivity, and concerning Jerusalem;
[3] and they say to me, ‘Those left, who have been left of the captivity there in the province, are in great evil, and in reproach, and the wall of Jerusalem is broken down, and its gates have been burnt with fire.’
[4] And it cometh to pass, at my hearing these words, I have sat down, and I weep and mourn for days, and I am fasting and praying before the God of the heavens.
[5] And I say, ‘I beseech thee, O Jehovah, God of the heavens, God, the great and the fearful, keeping the covenant and kindness for those loving Him, and for those keeping His commands,
[6] let Thine ear be, I pray Thee, attentive, and Thine eyes open, to hearken unto the prayer of Thy servant, that I am praying before Thee to-day, by day and by night, concerning the sons of Israel Thy servants, and confessing concerning the sins of the sons of Israel, that we have sinned against Thee; yea, I and the house of my father have sinned;
[7] we have acted very corruptly against Thee, and have not kept the commands, and the statutes, and the judgments, that Thou didst command Moses Thy servant.
[8] ‘Remember, I pray Thee, the word that Thou didst command Moses Thy servant, saying, Ye-ye trespass-I scatter you among peoples;
[9] and ye have turned back unto Me, and kept My commands, and done them-if your outcast is in the end of the heavens, thence I gather them, and have brought them in unto the place that I have chosen to cause My name to tabernacle there.
[10] And they are Thy servants, and Thy people, whom Thou hast ransomed by Thy great power, and by Thy strong hand.
[11] ‘I beseech Thee, O Lord, let, I pray Thee, Thine ear be attentive unto the prayer of Thy servant, and unto the prayer of Thy servants, those delighting to fear Thy Name; and give prosperity, I pray Thee, to Thy servant to-day, and give him for mercies before this man;’ and I have been butler to the king.