Parallel Verses

World English Bible

It happened, when I heard these words, that I sat down and wept, and mourned certain days; and I fasted and prayed before the God of heaven,

New American Standard Bible

When I heard these words, I sat down and wept and mourned for days; and I was fasting and praying before the God of heaven.

King James Version

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,

Holman Bible

When I heard these words, I sat down and wept. I mourned for a number of days, fasting and praying before the God of heaven.

International Standard Version

When I heard this, I sat down and cried, mourning for a number of days while I fasted and prayed in the presence of the God of Heaven.

A Conservative Version

And it came to pass, when I heard these words, that I sat down and wept, and mourned certain days. And I fasted and prayed before the God of heaven,

American Standard Version

And it came to pass, when I heard these words, that I sat down and wept, and mourned certain days; and I fasted and prayed before the God of heaven,

Amplified

When I heard this, I sat down and wept and mourned for days and fasted and prayed [constantly] before the God of heaven,

Bible in Basic English

Then, after hearing these words, for some days I gave myself up to weeping and sorrow, seated on the earth; and taking no food I made prayer to the God of heaven,

Darby Translation

And it came to pass, when I heard these words, that I sat and wept, and mourned for days, and fasted, and prayed before the God of the heavens,

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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 the heavens

Julia Smith Translation

And it will be in my hearing these words, I sat down, and I shall weep and mourn days; and I fasted and prayed before the God of the heavens,

King James 2000

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,

Lexham Expanded Bible

When I heard these words, I sat and wept and mourned for days, and I was fasting and praying before the God of the heavens.

Modern King James verseion

And it happened when I heard these words, I sat down and wept. And I mourned for days, and fasted, and prayed before the God of Heaven.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

When I heard these words, I sat me down and wept, and mourned certain days, and fasted and prayed before the God of heaven,

NET Bible

When I heard these things I sat down abruptly, crying and mourning for several days. I continued fasting and praying before the God of heaven.

New Heart English Bible

It happened, when I heard these words, that I sat down and wept, and mourned certain days; and I fasted and prayed before the God of heaven,

The Emphasized Bible

And it came to pass, when I heard these words, that I sat down and wept, and I mourned certain days, - and continued fasting and praying, before the God of the heavens;

Webster

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,

Youngs Literal Translation

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.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1438

ישׁב 
Yashab 
Usage: 1081

and wept
בּכה 
Bakah 
Usage: 114

and mourned
H56
אבל 
'abal 
Usage: 39

יום 
Yowm 
Usage: 2293

and fasted
צוּם 
Tsuwm 
fast, at all
Usage: 21

and prayed
פּלל 
Palal 
Usage: 84

פּנים 
Paniym 
Usage: 2119

the God
אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

References

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Images Nehemiah 1:4

Prayers for Nehemiah 1:4

Context Readings

Nehemiah's Prayer

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 also is broken down, and its gates are burned with fire." 4 It happened, when I heard these words, that I sat down and wept, and mourned certain 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:



Cross References

Nehemiah 2:4

Then the king said to me, "For what do you make request?" So I prayed to the God of heaven.

Ezra 10:1

Now while Ezra prayed and made confession, weeping and casting himself down before the house of God, there was gathered together to him out of Israel a very great assembly of men and women and children; for the people wept very bitterly.

Psalm 137:1

By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down. Yes, we wept, when we remembered Zion.

1 Samuel 4:17-22

He who brought the news answered, "Israel has fled before the Philistines, and there has been also a great slaughter among the people. Your two sons also, Hophni and Phinehas, are dead, and the ark of God has been captured."

Ezra 5:11-12

Thus they returned us answer, saying, "We are the servants of the God of heaven and earth, and are building the house that was built these many years ago, which a great king of Israel built and finished.

Ezra 9:3

When I heard this thing, I tore my garment and my robe, and plucked off the hair of my head and of my beard, and sat down confounded.

Psalm 69:9-10

For the zeal of your house consumes me. The reproaches of those who reproach you have fallen on me.

Psalm 102:13-14

You will arise and have mercy on Zion; for it is time to have pity on her. Yes, the set time has come.

Daniel 2:18

that they would desire mercies of the God of heaven concerning this secret; that Daniel and his companions should not perish with the rest of the wise men of Babylon.

Daniel 9:3

I set my face to the Lord God, to seek by prayer and petitions, with fasting and sackcloth and ashes.

Jonah 1:9

He said to them, "I am a Hebrew, and I fear Yahweh, the God of heaven, who has made the sea and the dry land."

Zephaniah 3:18

I will remove those who grieve about the appointed feasts from you. They are a burden and a reproach to you.

Romans 12:15

Rejoice with those who rejoice. Weep with those who weep.

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