Nehemiah 5:4
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New International Version
Still others were saying, "We have had to borrow money to pay the king's tax on our fields and vineyards.

New Living Translation
And others said, "We have had to borrow money on our fields and vineyards to pay our taxes.

English Standard Version
And there were those who said, “We have borrowed money for the king’s tax on our fields and our vineyards.

New American Standard Bible
Also there were those who said, "We have borrowed money for the king's tax on our fields and our vineyards.

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Still others were saying, "We have borrowed money to pay the king's tax on our fields and vineyards.

International Standard Version
Still others were saying "We've borrowed money against our fields and vineyards to pay the king's taxes.

NET Bible
Then there were those who said, "We have borrowed money to pay our taxes to the king on our fields and our vineyards.

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

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Others said, "We've had to borrow money to pay the king's taxes on our fields and vineyards.

JPS Tanakh 1917
There were also that said: 'We have borrowed money for the king's tribute upon our fields and our vineyards.

New American Standard 1977
Also there were those who said, “We have borrowed money for the king’s tax on our fields and our vineyards.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And there were some that said, We have borrowed money for the king's tribute, and that upon our lands and vineyards.

King James 2000 Bible
There were also those that said, We have borrowed money for the king's tax, and that upon our lands and vineyards.

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

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
And others said: Let us borrow money for the king's tribute, and let us give up our fields and vineyards:

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

English Revised Version
There were also that said, We have borrowed money for the king's tribute upon our fields and our vineyards.

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

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

Young's Literal Translation
And there are who are saying, 'We have borrowed money for the tribute of the king, on our fields, and our vineyards;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
5:1-5 Men prey upon their fellow-creatures: by despising the poor they reproach their Maker. Such conduct is a disgrace to any, but who can sufficiently abhor it when adopted by professing Christians? With compassion for the oppressed, we should lament the hardships which many in the world are groaning under; putting our souls into their souls' stead, and remembering in our prayers and succours those who are burdened. But let those who show no mercy, expect judgment without mercy.
Study Bible
Nehemiah Defends the Oppressed
3There were others who said, "We are mortgaging our fields, our vineyards and our houses that we might get grain because of the famine." 4Also there were those who said, "We have borrowed money for the king's tax on our fields and our vineyards. 5"Now our flesh is like the flesh of our brothers, our children like their children. Yet behold, we are forcing our sons and our daughters to be slaves, and some of our daughters are forced into bondage already, and we are helpless because our fields and vineyards belong to others."…
Cross References
Ezra 4:13
"Now let it be known to the king, that if that city is rebuilt and the walls are finished, they will not pay tribute, custom or toll, and it will damage the revenue of the kings.

Ezra 7:24
"We also inform you that it is not allowed to impose tax, tribute or toll on any of the priests, Levites, singers, doorkeepers, Nethinim or servants of this house of God.

Nehemiah 5:3
There were others who said, "We are mortgaging our fields, our vineyards and our houses that we might get grain because of the famine."
Treasury of Scripture

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