Nehemiah 5:2

“For there were that said, We, our sonnes, and our daughters are many: therefore wee take vp corne for them, that we may eat, and liue.”

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Other Translations

For there were that said, We, our sons, and our daughters, [are] many: therefore we take up corn [for them], that we may eat, and live.
- King James Version

For there were those who said, "We, our sons and our daughters are many; therefore let us get grain that we may eat and live."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For there were that said, We, our sons and our daughters, are many: let us get grain, that we may eat and live.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For there were some who said, We, our sons and our daughters, are a great number: let us get grain, so that we may have food for our needs.
- Basic English Bible

And there were that said, We, our sons and our daughters, are many, and we must procure corn that we may eat and live.
- Darby Bible

For there were that said, We, our sons, and our daughters, are many: therefore we take up corn for them, that we may eat, and live.
- Webster's Bible

For there were that said, "We, our sons and our daughters, are many. Let us get grain, that we may eat and live."
- World English Bible

yea, there are who are saying, `Our sons, and our daughters, we -- are many, and we receive corn, and eat, and live.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

For there were that said: 'We, our sons and our daughters, are many; let us get for them corn, that we may eat and live.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Nehemiah 5:2


5:2 Many - Which is in itself a blessing, but to us is turned into a curse. Take up - We are forced to take up corn, upon unreasonable terms.


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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