Nehemiah 5:4

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Nehemiah 5:4

There were also that said, Wee haue borrowed money for the kings tribute, and that vpon our lands and vineyards.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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 for Nehemiah 5:4

Wesley's Notes for Nehemiah 5:4


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.

5:3 The dearth - Which might happen, both from the multitude of the people in and near Jerusalem, from their work, which wholly took them up, and kept them from taking care of their families, and from the expectation of their enemies invasion, which hindered them from going abroad to fetch provision, and the people round about from bringing it to them.

5:5 Our flesh - We are of the same nature, and religion with them, though they treat us as if we were beasts or Heathens. Bondage - We are compelled to sell them for our subsistence. Daughters - Which was an evidence of their great necessity, because their daughters were more tender, and weak, and unfit for bond - service, and more exposed to injuries than their sons. Redeem - Which we are allowed to do, #Exod 21:7 |- 11, but have not wherewith to do it.


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