Nehemiah 1:4
Good News Translation
When I heard all this, I sat down and wept. For several days I mourned and did not eat. I prayed to God,

Contemporary English Version
When I heard this, I sat down on the ground and cried. Then for several days, I mourned; I went without eating to show my sorrow, and I prayed:

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when I had heard these words, I sat down, and wept, and mourned for many days: and I fasted, and prayed before the face of the God of heaven.

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And when I had heard these words, I sat down, and wept, and mourned for many days: and I fasted, and prayed before the face of the God of heaven.

I sat down

1 Samuel 4:17-22 And he that brought the news answered, and said: Israel is fled before the Philistines, and there has been a great slaughter of the people: moreover thy two sons, Ophni and Phinees, are dead: and the ark of God is taken. . . .

Ezra 10:1 Now when Esdras was thus praying, and beseeching, and weeping, and lying before the temple of God, there was gathered to him of Israel an exceeding great assembly of men and women and children, and the people wept with much lamentation.

Psalm 69:9,10 For the zeal of thy house hath eaten me up: and the reproaches of them that reproached thee are fallen upon me. . . .

Psalm 102:13,14 Thou shalt arise and have mercy on Sion: for it is time to have mercy on it, for the time is come. . . .

Psalm 137:1 Upon the rivers of Babylon, there we sat and wept: when we remembered Sion:

Daniel 9:3 And I set my face to the Lord, my God, to pray and make supplication with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes.

Zephaniah 3:18 The triflers that were departed from the law, I will gather together, because they were of thee: that thou mayest no more suffer reproach for them.

Romans 12:15 Rejoice with them that rejoice: weep with them that weep.

the God

Nehemiah 2:4 Then the king said to me: For what dost thou make request? And I prayed to the God of heaven,

Ezra 5:11,12 And they answered us in these words, saying: We are the servants of the God of heaven and earth, and we are building a temple that was built these many years ago, and which a great king of Israel built and set up. . . .

Daniel 2:18 To the end that they should ask mercy at the face of the God of heaven, concerning this secret, and that Daniel and his companions might not perish with the rest of the wise men of Babylon.

Jonah 1:9 And they said to him: Tell us for what cause this evil is upon us, what is thy business? of what country art thou? and whither goest thou? or of what people art thou?

Context
Nehemiah's Prayer
3And they said to me: They that have remained, and are left of the captivity there in the province, are in great affliction, and reproach: and the wall of Jerusalem is broken down, and the gates thereof are burnt with fire. 4And when I had heard these words, I sat down, and wept, and mourned for many days: and I fasted, and prayed before the face of the God of heaven.5And I said: I beseech thee, O Lord God of heaven, strong, great, and terrible, who keepest covenant and mercy with those that love thee, and keep thy commandments:…
Cross References
2 Samuel 12:16
And David besought the Lord for the child: and David kept a fast, and going in by himself lay upon the ground.

Ezra 9:3
And when I had heard this word, I rent my mantle and my coat, and plucked off the hairs of my head and my beard, and I sat down mourning.

Ezra 10:1
Now when Esdras was thus praying, and beseeching, and weeping, and lying before the temple of God, there was gathered to him of Israel an exceeding great assembly of men and women and children, and the people wept with much lamentation.

Nehemiah 2:4
Then the king said to me: For what dost thou make request? And I prayed to the God of heaven,

Psalm 136:26
Give glory to the God of heaven: for his mercy endureth for ever. [27] Give glory to the Lord of lords: for his mercy endureth for ever.

Psalm 137:1
Upon the rivers of Babylon, there we sat and wept: when we remembered Sion:

Daniel 10:2
In those days I, Daniel, mourned the days of three weeks.

Jonah 1:9
And they said to him: Tell us for what cause this evil is upon us, what is thy business? of what country art thou? and whither goest thou? or of what people art thou?

Additional Translations
When I heard these words, I sat down and wept. I mourned for days, fasting and praying before the God of heaven.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,

And it came to pass, 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,

And it came to pass, when I heard these words, that I sat down and wept, and mourned for several days, and continued fasting and praying before the God of heaven.

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,

And it came to pass, 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,

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,

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,

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.
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