Neh 9:32

9:32 hardship seem little. The petition is that God would do again what He had done in the past, to see the distress of His people and come to their aid.

kings of Assyria. These are the Neo-Assyrian kings of the late tenth century b.c. After them came the Neo-Babylonian kings in the late seventh century, and then the Persian kings in the mid-sixth century.