Nehemiah 1: Nehemiah's Prayer

Old Testament Seminary Student Study Guide, (2002), 124


How do you react when you hear about the problems people face in your area or in different parts of the world? Nehemiah 1 records what Nehemiah did when he heard about the suffering of others.

Understanding the Scriptures

Nehemiah 1

Were/are left of (vv. 2–3)Survived 
Remnant (v. 3)Survivors 
Affliction (v. 3)Trouble 
Reproach (v. 3)Disapproval 
Be attentive (vv. 6, 11)To listen with careful attention 
Uttermost (v. 9)Farthest 
This man (v. 11)The king 

Studying the Scriptures

Do activity A as you study Nehemiah 1.

Activity A iconLook for Important Words

Choose what you think are the four most important words in Nehemiah 1. Make sure you choose at least one word that describes Nehemiah’s actions and one that is important to what he said. Explain why you chose each word.