Nehemiah 2:4
Good News Translation
The emperor asked, "What is it that you want?" I prayed to the God of Heaven,

Contemporary English Version
The king asked, "What do you want me to do?" I prayed to the God who rules from heaven.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then the king said to me: For what dost thou make request? And I prayed to the God of heaven,

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

For what

1 Kings 3:5 And the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream by night, saying: Ask what thou wilt that I should give thee.

Esther 5:3,6 And the king said to her: What wilt thou, queen Esther? what is thy request? if thou shouldst even ask one half of the kingdom, it shall be given to thee. . . .

Esther 7:2 And the king said to her again the second day, after he was warm with wine: What is thy petition, Esther, that it may be granted thee? and what wilt thou have done: although thou ask the half of my kingdom, thou shalt have it.

Mark 10:51 And Jesus answering, said to him: What wilt thou that I should do to thee? And the blind man said to him: Rabboni. That I may see.

So I prayed

Nehemiah 1:4,11 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. . . .

2 Samuel 15:31 And it was told David that Achitophel also was in the conspiracy with Absalom, and David said: Infatuate, O Lord, I beseech thee, the counsel of Achitophel.

Proverbs 3:6 Be not wise in thy own conceit: fear God, and depart from evil:

Philippians 4:6 Be nothing solicitous: but in every thing, by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your petitions be made known to God.

Context
Nehemiah Sent to Jerusalem
3And I said to the king: O king, live for ever: why should not my countenance be sorrowful, seeing the city of the place of the sepulchres of my fathers is desolate, and the gates thereof are burnt with fire? 4Then the king said to me: For what dost thou make request? And I prayed to the God of heaven,5And I said to the king: If it seem good to the king, and if thy servant hath found favour in thy sight, that thou wouldst send me into Judea to the city of the sepulchre of my father, and I will build it.…
Cross References
Nehemiah 1:4
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.

Nehemiah 2:5
And I said to the king: If it seem good to the king, and if thy servant hath found favour in thy sight, that thou wouldst send me into Judea to the city of the sepulchre of my father, and I will build it.

Nehemiah 2:20
And I answered them, and said to them: The God of heaven he helpeth us, and we are his servants: let us rise up and build: but you have no part, nor justice, nor remembrance in Jerusalem.

Additional Translations
“What is your request?” replied the king. So I prayed to the God of heavenThen the king said to me, For what do you make request? So I prayed to the God of heaven.

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

And the king said to me, For what dost thou ask thus? So I prayed to the God of heaven.

And the king said to me, For what dost thou make request? So I prayed to the God of the heavens.

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

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

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

And the king saith to me, 'For what art thou seeking?' and I pray unto the God of the heavens,
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