Nehemiah 5:10
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New International Version
I and my brothers and my men are also lending the people money and grain. But let us stop charging interest!

New Living Translation
I myself, as well as my brothers and my workers, have been lending the people money and grain, but now let us stop this business of charging interest.

English Standard Version
Moreover, I and my brothers and my servants are lending them money and grain. Let us abandon this exacting of interest.

Berean Study Bible
I, as well as my brothers and my servants, have been lending the people money and grain. Please, let us stop this usury.

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

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

Christian Standard Bible
Even I, as well as my brothers and my servants, have been lending them money and grain. Please, let us stop charging this interest.

Contemporary English Version
My relatives, my friends, and I are also lending money and grain, but we must no longer demand payment in return.

Good News Translation
I have let the people borrow money and grain from me, and so have my companions and those who work for me. Now let's give up all our claims to repayment.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Even I, as well as my brothers and my servants, have been lending them money and grain. Please, let us stop charging this interest.

International Standard Version
I'm also lending money and grain, as are my fellow-Jews and my servants, but let's not charge interest.

NET Bible
Even I and my relatives and my associates are lending them money and grain. But let us abandon this practice of seizing collateral!

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

GOD'S WORD® Translation
My brothers, my servants, and I are lending money and grain to the poor. But we must stop charging them interest.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And I likewise, my brethren and my servants, have lent them money and corn. I pray you, let us leave off this exaction.

New American Standard 1977
“And likewise I, my brothers and my servants, are lending them money and grain. Please, let us leave off this usury.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I, likewise, and my brethren and my servants, have lent them money and grain; let us now release them from this burden.

King James 2000 Bible
I likewise, and my brethren, and my servants, are lending them money and grain: I pray you, let us stop this charging interest.

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

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
Both I and my brethren, and my servants, have lent money and corn to many: let us all agree not to call for it again; let us forgive the debt that is owing to us.

Darby Bible Translation
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.

English Revised Version
And I likewise, my brethren and my servants, do lend them money and corn on usury. I pray you, let us leave off this usury.

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

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

Young's Literal Translation
And also, I, my brethren, and my servants, are exacting of them silver and corn; let us leave off, I pray you, this usury.
Study Bible
Nehemiah Defends the Oppressed
9So I continued, “What you are doing is not right. Shouldn’t you walk in the fear of our God to avoid the reproach of our foreign enemies? 10I, as well as my brothers and my servants, have been lending the people money and grain. Please, let us stop this usury. 11Please restore to them immediately their fields, vineyards, olive groves, and houses, along with the percentage of the money, grain, new wine, and olive oil that you have been assessing them.”…
Cross References
Nehemiah 5:9
So I continued, "What you are doing is not right. Shouldn't you walk in the fear of our God to avoid the reproach of our foreign enemies?

Nehemiah 5:11
Please restore to them immediately their fields, vineyards, olive groves, and houses, along with the percentage of the money, grain, new wine, and olive oil that you have been assessing them."

Isaiah 58:6
Is not the fast I have chosen to break the chains of wickedness, to untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free, and tear off every yoke?

Treasury of Scripture

I likewise, and my brothers, and my servants, might exact of them money and corn: I pray you, let us leave off this usury.

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I pray you

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Philemon 1:8,9 Why, though I might be much bold in Christ to enjoin you that which …

leave

Nehemiah 5:7 Then I consulted with myself, and I rebuked the nobles, and the rulers, …

Exodus 22:25-27 If you lend money to any of my people that is poor by you, you shall …

Psalm 15:5 He that puts not out his money to usury, nor takes reward against …

Ezekiel 18:8,13 He that has not given forth on usury, neither has taken any increase, …

(10) Might exact.--We have lent them money and corn. By his own example the governor pleads with them: not "let us leave off this usury," but let us all and together "remit the loans."

Verse 10. - I likewise... might exact of them. Rather, "have lent them." I and mine have advanced to the poorer classes, in this period of their distress, money and corn; but not as you have, not upon security. Let us then, all of us, you as well as I, henceforth relinquish this practice of mortgaging and pledge-taking. I likewise, and my brethren, and my servants, might exact of them money and corn,.... For our maintenance, in consideration of the services done by us, which would appear but reasonable, but this we decline for the sake of easing our poor brethren:

I pray you let us leave off this usury; and not exact it, as has been too much and too long used. 5:6-13 Nehemiah knew that, if he built Jerusalem's walls ever so high, so thick, or so strong, the city could not be safe while there were abuses. The right way to reform men's lives, is to convince their consciences. If you walk in the fear of God, you will not be either covetous of worldly gain, or cruel toward your brethren. Nothing exposes religion more to reproach, than the worldliness and hard-heartedness of the professors of it. Those that rigorously insist upon their right, with a very ill grace try to persuade others to give up theirs. In reasoning with selfish people, it is good to contrast their conduct with that of others who are liberal; but it is best to point to His example, who though he was rich, yet for our sakes became poor, that we, through his poverty, might be rich, 2Co 8:9. They did according to promise. Good promises are good things, but good performances are better.
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