Nehemiah 5:4

“There were also that said, Wee haue borrowed money for the kings tribute, and that vpon our lands and vineyards.”

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Other Translations

There were also that said, We have borrowed money for the king's tribute, [and that upon] our lands and vineyards.
- King James Version

Also there were those who said, "We have borrowed money for the king's tax {on} our fields and our vineyards.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

There were also that said, We have borrowed money for the king's tribute `upon' our fields and our vineyards.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And there were others who said, We have given up our fields and our vine-gardens to get money for the king's taxes.
- Basic English Bible

And there were that said, We have borrowed money for the king's tribute upon our fields and vineyards;
- Darby Bible

There were also that said, We have borrowed money for the king's tribute, and that upon our lands and vineyards.
- Webster's Bible

There were also some who said, "We have borrowed money for the king's tribute using our fields and our vineyards as collateral.
- World English Bible

And there are who are saying, `We have borrowed money for the tribute of the king, [on] our fields, and our vineyards;
- Youngs Literal Bible

There were also that said: 'We have borrowed money for the king's tribute upon our fields and our vineyards.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

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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