Nehemiah Exposition: Index | Introduction to the book of Nehemiah | Nehemiah 1 | Nehemiah 2 | Nehemiah 3 | Nehemiah 4 | Nehemiah 5 | Nehemiah 6 | Nehemiah 7 | Nehemiah 8 | Nehemiah 9 | Nehemiah 10 | Nehemiah 11 | Nehemiah 12 | Nehemiah 13
The tenth day of the seventh month between the feast of trumpets (ch. viii. 2) and the feast of tabernacles (ver. 14) was appointed to be the day of atonement; we have no reason to think but that it was religiously observed, though it is not mentioned. But here we have an account of an occasional fast that was kept a fortnight after that, with reference to the present posture of their affairs, and it was, as that, a day of humiliation. There is a time to weep as well as a time to laugh. We have here an account. I. How this fast was observed, ver. 1-3. II. What were the heads of the prayer that was made to God on that occasion, wherein they made a thankful acknowledgment of God's mercies, a penitent confession of sin, and a humble submission to the righteous hand of God in the judgments that were brought upon them, concluding with a solemn resolution of new obedience, ver. 4-38.
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