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Nehemiah Chapter 1

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Hanani informs Nehemiah

1:1 The words of Nehemiah the son of Hachaliah. And it so happened in the month Kislevכִּסְלֵו‎
Kīslev. also ‘Chisleu’ in the King James (authorized English) Bible, is the third month of the civil year and the ninth month of the ecclesiastical year on the Hebrew calendar. In the Babylonian calendar its name was Araḫ KislimuFor more info click here
, in the twentieth year, as I was in Shushan the palace,
1:2 Hanani, one of my brothers, came, he and men of Judah. And I asked them about the Jews who had escaped, who were left of the captivity, and about Jerusalem.
1:3 And they said to me, The remnant that are left of the captivity there in the province are in great evil and shame. The wall of Jerusalem also is broken down, and the gates are burned with fire.
1:4 And it so happened, when I heard these words, that I sat down and wept, and mourned days, and fasted, and prayed before the El Haiאלהי
“Living El” (EL=God) For more info click here
of heaven,

Nehemiah mourns, fasts and prays

1:5 And said, I implore you, O YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
El Haiאלהי
“Living El” (EL=God) For more info click here
of Heaven, the great and awesome EL אֵל
‎‎(El transl. God)
, that keeps covenant and mercy to those loving Him and keepers of His commandments:
1:6 Let Your ear now be open, and Your eyes open, that You may hear the prayer of Your servant, which I pray before you today, day and night, for the sons of Israel Your servants, and confess the sins of the sons of Israel, which we have sinned against You. Both I and my father’s house have sinned.
1:7 We have acted utterly corruptly against You, and have not kept the commandments, or the statutes, or the judgments, which You commanded your servant Mosesמשה
Meaning of the name: Linguist Abraham Yahuda, based on the spelling given in the Tanakh, argues that it combines “water” or “seed” and “pond, expanse of water,” thus yielding the sense of “child of the Nile” click here
1:8 You, remember the word that You commanded your servant Mosesמשה
Meaning of the name: Linguist Abraham Yahuda, based on the spelling given in the Tanakh, argues that it combines “water” or “seed” and “pond, expanse of water,” thus yielding the sense of “child of the Nile” click here
, saying, If ya’ll sin, I will scatter you among the nations:
1:9 But if ya’ll turn to Me, and keep My commandments, and do them; though you were of you thrown out to the outermost part of the heaven, yet will I gather them from there, and will bring them to the place that I have chosen to set my name there.
1:10 Now these are Your servants and Your people, whom You have ransomed by your great power, and by your strong hand.
1:11 O Adonaiאֲדֹנָי
Hebrew pronunciation: [ʾăḏōnāy], lit. transl. My Lords, Pluralis majestatis taken as singular) is the possessive form of adon (“Lord”), along with the first-person singular pronoun enclitic. As with Elohim, Adonai’s grammatical form is usually explained as a plural of majesty.For more info click here
, Please, let Your ear
now be open to the prayer of your servant, and to the prayer of Your servants, who desire to fear Your name: and please prosper, Your servant today, and grant him mercy in the sight of this man. For I was the king’s cupbearer.

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    • Destruction of Jerusalem Jerusalem's reestablishment All nations to worship Yahweh of hosts
    • Jerusalem's spring of cleansing from idolatry and false prophecy A sword turned against enemies
    • Jerusalem a door of trembling Restoration of Judah Jerusalem's repentance
    • A day of visitation Destruction of Jerusalem The staffs of Kindness and Sorrow broken The foolish shepherd
    • God to be sought out God visits for sin yet he will save
    • Prophecies against neighboring nations Zion is urged to rejoice for the coming of Messiah Victory is promised
    • Jerusalem's restoration Encouragement to build Favors to Judah
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    • Vision of four chariots Joshua's crown Zemah and the Temple
    • Flying Scrolls the curse of thieves and false swearers Babylon's ruin
    • The golden menroah Zerubbabel's foundation Olive trees and anointed men
    • Protection against the Satan
    • Measurement of Jerusalem Redemption Of Zion God's presence promised
    • Zechariah’s exhortation Vision of the horses Promises to Jerusalem A vision of horns and carpenters
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