Scripture Stories

“Nehemiah,” Old Testament Stories (2022)

“Nehemiah,” Old Testament Stories

Nehemiah 1–246


Rebuilding the wall in Jerusalem

Nehemiah, king watching

Nehemiah was a Jew who lived in Persia. He was the king’s trusted servant. One day Nehemiah heard that the Jews in Jerusalem were suffering. The walls protecting Jerusalem were destroyed and had never been rebuilt. Jerusalem was in danger. Nehemiah fasted and prayed for the Lord’s help.

Nehemiah 1

king talking to Nehemiah about wall

The king asked Nehemiah why he was so sad. He told the king about the danger in Jerusalem. The king said he could help. Nehemiah asked to go to Jerusalem and rebuild the wall. The king made Nehemiah a leader and gave him the supplies he needed.

Nehemiah 2:2–8

Nehemiah building wall, enemies watching

Nehemiah and the Jews started to rebuild Jerusalem’s walls. But their enemies made fun of them and tried to stop them.

Nehemiah 2:17–20

people mocking Nehemiah

The enemies tried to trick Nehemiah into leaving the city. But Nehemiah would not leave. He trusted the Lord. He was doing a great work.

Nehemiah 6:2–4

Nehemiah standing on finished wall

Nehemiah told his people not to be scared. They placed guards at the wall to keep it safe. The Jews kept building the wall. The Lord gave the Jews strength, and they finished the wall in 52 days. Jerusalem was safe again.

Nehemiah 4:6–15; 6:5–9, 15–16