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Nehemiah 2:4

    Nehemiah 2:4 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Then the king said unto me, For what dost thou make request? So I prayed to the God of heaven.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Then the king said unto me, For what dost thou make request? So I prayed to the God of heaven.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Then the king said to me, What is your desire? So I made prayer to the God of heaven.

    Webster's Revision

    Then the king said unto me, For what dost thou make request? So I prayed to the God of heaven.

    World English Bible

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

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Then the king said unto me, For what dost thou make request? So I prayed to the God of heaven.

    Clarke's Commentary on Nehemiah 2:4

    So I prayed to the God of heaven - Before he dared to prefer his request to the king, he made his prayer to God, that his suit might be acceptable: and this he does by mental prayer. To the spirit of prayer every place is a praying place.

    Barnes' Notes on Nehemiah 2:4

    I prayed to the God of heaven - Mentally and momentarily, before answering the king.