Nehemiah 2:9

“Then I came to the governors beyond the river, and gave them the king's letters. Now the king had sent captains of the army and horsemen with me.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then I came to the gouernours beyond the riuer, and gaue them the kings letters: (now the king had sent captaines of the army, and horsemen with me.)
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then I came to the governors {of the provinces} beyond the River and gave them the king's letters. Now the king had sent with me officers of the army and horsemen.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Then I came to the governors beyond the River, and gave them the king's letters. Now the king had sent with me captains of the army and horsemen.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then I came to the rulers of the lands across the river and gave them the king's letters. Now the king had sent with me captains of the army and horsemen.
- Basic English Bible

And I came to the governors beyond the river, and gave them the king's letters. Now the king had sent captains of a force and horsemen with me.
- Darby Bible

Then I came to the governors beyond the river, and gave them the king's letters. Now the king had sent captains of the army and horsemen with me.
- Webster's Bible

Then I came to the governors beyond the River, and gave them the king's letters. Now the king had sent with me captains of the army and horsemen.
- World English Bible

And I come in unto the governors beyond the River, and give to them the letters of the king; and the king sendeth with me heads of a force, and horsemen;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Then I came to the governors beyond the River, and gave them the king's letters. Now the king had sent with me captains of the army and horsemen.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Nehemiah 2:9


2:8 King's forest - Of the forest of Lebanon, famous for choice trees. Palace - Of the king's palace, which was adjoining to the house of God. Enter - That I shall build to dwell in while I am there.

2:10 Horonite - So called either, from the place of his birth or rule, which is supposed to be Horonaim, an eminent city of Moab. The servant - So called probably from the condition from which he was advanced to his present power and dignity: which also may be mentioned as one reason why he now carried himself so insolently, it being usual for persons suddenly raised from a low state, so to demean themselves.


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