Nehemiah 5:2

“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 (KJV)

Other Translations

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.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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.


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