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Nehemiah 1:2

Context
1:2 Hanani, who was one of my relatives, 1  along with some of the men from Judah, came to me, 2  and I asked them about the Jews who had escaped and had survived the exile, and about Jerusalem. 3 

Nehemiah 1:6

Context
1:6 may your ear be attentive and your eyes be open to hear the prayer of your servant that I am praying to you today throughout both day and night on behalf of your servants the Israelites. I am confessing the sins of the Israelites that we have committed 4  against you – both I myself and my family 5  have sinned.

1 tn Heb “brothers.”

2 tn The Hebrew text does not include the words “to me”; these words were supplied in the translation for the sake of clarity.

3 map For location see Map5 B1; Map6 F3; Map7 E2; Map8 F2; Map10 B3; JP1 F4; JP2 F4; JP3 F4; JP4 F4.

4 tn Heb “have sinned.” For stylistic reasons – to avoid redundancy in English – this was translated as “committed.”

5 tn Heb “the house of my father.”



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