Nehemiah 5:10

“I likewise, and my brethren, and my seruants, might exact of them money and corne: I pray you let vs leaue off this vsurie.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

I likewise, [and] my brethren, and my servants, might exact of them money and corn: I pray you, let us leave off this usury.
- King James Version

"And likewise I, my brothers and my servants are lending them money and grain. Please, let us leave off this usury.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And I likewise, my brethren and my servants, do lend them money and grain. I pray you, let us leave off this usury.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Even I and my servants have been taking interest for the money and the grain we have let them have. So now, let us give up this thing.
- Basic English Bible

I also, my brethren and my servants, we might exact usury of them, money and corn. I pray you, let us leave off this usury.
- Darby Bible

I likewise, my brethren, and my servants, might exact of them money and corn: I pray you, let us leave off this usury.
- Webster's Bible

I likewise, my brothers and my servants, lend them money and grain. Please let us stop this usury.
- World English Bible

And also, I, my brethren, and my servants, are exacting of them silver and corn; let us leave off, I pray you, this usury.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And I likewise, my brethren and my servants, have lent them money and corn. I pray you, let us leave off this exaction.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Nehemiah 5:10


5:10 Brethren - In office; these who are employed with me in the government of this people. Servants - In my name, and for my use. Exact - As a just recompense for our pains and care for the publick good, to which we wholly devote ourselves, even to the neglect of all our private concerns. But I freely remit my own right, and therefore you also ought to do so, seeing I lay no burden upon you, but what I am willing to bear a part of upon my own shoulders.


Discussion for Nehemiah 5

  • A disciple
    "Also I said, It is not good that ye do: ought ye not to walk in the fear of our God because of the reproach of the heathen our enemies?" With regard for the practicality of the Apostles' statement, That we not bring the Gentile Believers under bondage to be circumcised and follow the ordinances of Moses; IT DOES NOT somehow preclude the good use of the Law as a teacher of love for God and men.
  • Ahuwa Chiamaka
    God is always merciful to us each time we help ourselves in moving close to God
  • Rick
    Praise the Lord for all His Blessings including His Chastisements. According to the scripture he chastises those that He loves and He knows how to give the better best gifts unto His Children. Even in bondage Nehemiah was an extremely blessed man. In fact Nehemiah was in a cushy position of blessing as the Kings Cupbearer prior to taking this gutsy step of faith.
  • Isabella
    Wow its sick how they took advantage of one another. Nehemiah is awesome for laying down the law😊
  • Beverly McCoy
    And the same man had four daughters, virgins, which did prophesy Acts 2:19
  • it made me to discover that believers can remind God the good works they have done in His name even though He sees and knows everything

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