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Nehemiah 1:11 International Standard Version (ISV)

11 “And now, Lord, I ask you to listen to the prayer of your servant—and to the prayers of your servants who delight in revering your Name. I ask you, please prosper your servant today by granting him to receive favor from this man.”[a]

Now I was the king’s senior security advisor.[b]


  1. Nehemiah 1:11 I.e. King Artaxerxes
  2. Nehemiah 1:11 Lit. king’s cupbearer; a servant who tested the king’s food and beverages for poison; cf. Gen 41:9
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Nehemiah 1:11 New International Version (NIV)

11 Lord, let your ear be attentive to the prayer of this your servant and to the prayer of your servants who delight in revering your name. Give your servant success today by granting him favor in the presence of this man.”

I was cupbearer to the king.

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