“And said, I beseech thee, O LORD God of heaven, the great and terrible God, that keepeth covenant and mercy for them that love him and observe his commandments:”
King James Version (KJV)
1:3 The province - In Judea, now a province under the Persian monarchs. The wall, &c. - The walls and gates continue as Nebuchadnezzar left them; the Jews not being in a condition to rebuild them, nor having commission from the kings of Persia to do so.
1:4 The God of heaven - Who seeth in secret; secret; having no opportunity of doing it openly.
1:6 Which I pray, &c. - He refers to all the prayers, which he had for some time been putting up.