Bible: Nehemiah 1:1-3

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A Prayer of Nehemiah

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These are the words of Nehemiah 2  son of Hacaliah:

It so happened that in the month of Kislev, in the twentieth year, 3  I was in Susa 4  the citadel. 1:2 Hanani, who was one of my relatives, 5  along with some of the men from Judah, came to me, 6  and I asked them about the Jews who had escaped and had survived the exile, and about Jerusalem. 7 

1:3 They said to me, “The remnant that remains from the exile there in the province are experiencing considerable 8  adversity and reproach. The wall of Jerusalem lies breached, and its gates have been burned down! 9 

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