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11 “And now, Lord, I ask you to listen to the prayer of your servant—and to the prayers of your servants who delight in revering your Name. I ask you, please prosper your servant today by granting him to receive favor from this man.”[a]

Now I was the king’s senior security advisor.[b]

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  1. Nehemiah 1:11 I.e. King Artaxerxes
  2. Nehemiah 1:11 Lit. king’s cupbearer; a servant who tested the king’s food and beverages for poison; cf. Gen 41:9