New Living Translation
When I heard this, I sat down and wept. In fact, for days I mourned, fasted, and prayed to the God of heaven.
King James 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 heaven,
Darby Bible 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,
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,
Young's 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.
Nehemiah 1:4 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
1:4 The God of heaven - Who seeth in secret; secret; having no opportunity of doing it openly.
LibraryA Treatise of the Fear of God;
SHOWING WHAT IT IS, AND HOW DISTINGUISHED FROM THAT WHICH IS NOT SO. ALSO, WHENCE IT COMES; WHO HAS IT; WHAT ARE THE EFFECTS; AND WHAT THE PRIVILEGES OF THOSE THAT HAVE IT IN THEIR HEARTS. London: Printed for N. Ponder, at the Peacock in the Poultry, over against the Stocks market: 1679. ADVERTISEMENT BY THE EDITOR. "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom," and "a fountain of life"--the foundation on which all wisdom rests, as well as the source from whence it emanates. Upon a principle …
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2 Samuel 12:16
David begged God to spare the child. He went without food and lay all night on the bare ground.
When I heard this, I tore my cloak and my shirt, pulled hair from my head and beard, and sat down utterly shocked.
While Ezra prayed and made this confession, weeping and lying face down on the ground in front of the Temple of God, a very large crowd of people from Israel--men, women, and children--gathered and wept bitterly with him.
The king asked, "Well, how can I help you?" With a prayer to the God of heaven,
Give thanks to the God of heaven. His faithful love endures forever.
Beside the rivers of Babylon, we sat and wept as we thought of Jerusalem.
When this vision came to me, I, Daniel, had been in mourning for three whole weeks.
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