Nehemiah 5:15
Good News Translation
Every governor who had been in office before me had been a burden to the people and had demanded forty silver coins a day for food and wine. Even their servants had oppressed the people. But I acted differently, because I honored God.

Contemporary English Version
Each governor before me had been a burden to the people by making them pay for his food and wine and by demanding forty silver coins a day. Even their officials had been a burden to the people. But I respected God, and I didn't think it was right to be so hard on them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But the former governors that had been before me, were chargeable to the people, and took of them in bread, and wine, and in money every day forty sicles: and their officers also oppressed the people. But I did not so for the fear of God.

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But the former governors that had been before me, were chargeable to the people, and took of them in bread, and wine, and in money every day forty sicles: and their officers also oppressed the people. But I did not so for the fear of God.

even their

1 Samuel 2:15-17 Also before they burnt the fat, the servant of the priest came, and said to the man that sacrificed: Give me flesh to boil for the priest: for I will not take of thee sodden flesh, but raw. . . .

1 Samuel 8:15 Moreover he will take the tenth of your corn, and of the revenues of your vineyards, to give to his eunuchs and servants.

Proverbs 29:12 A prince that gladly heareth lying words, hath all his servants wicked.

so did

Matthew 5:47 And if you salute your brethren only, what do you more? do not also the heathens this?

2 Corinthians 11:9 And, when I was present with you and wanted, I was chargeable to no man: for that which was wanting to me, the brethren supplied who came from Macedonia. And in all things I have kept myself from being burthensome to you: and so I will keep myself.

2 Corinthians 12:13 For what is there that you have had less than the other churches but that I myself was not burthensome to you? Pardon me this injury.

because

Nehemiah 5:9 And I said to them: The thing you do is not good: why walk you not in the fear of our God, that we be not exposed to the reproaches of the Gentiles our enemies?

Job 31:23 For I have always feared God as waves swelling over me, and his weight I was unable to bear.

Psalm 112:1 Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord: he shall delight exceedingly in his commandments.

Psalm 147:11 The Lord taketh pleasure in them that fear him: and in them that hope in his mercy.

Proverbs 16:6 By mercy and truth iniquity is redeemed; and by the fear of the Lord men depart from evil.

Ecclesiastes 12:13,14 Let us all hear together the conclusion of the discourse. Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is all man: . . .

Isaiah 50:10 Who is there among you that feareth the Lord, that heareth the voice of his servant, that hath walked in darkness, and hath no light? let him hope in the name of the Lord, and lean upon his God.

Luke 18:2-4 Saying: There was a judge in a certain city, who feared not God nor regarded man. . . .

Context
Nehemiah's Generosity
14And from the day, in which the king commanded me to be governor in the land of Juda, from the twentieth year even to the two and thirtieth year of Artaxerxes the king, for twelve years, I and my brethren did not eat the yearly allowance that was due to the governors. 15But the former governors that had been before me, were chargeable to the people, and took of them in bread, and wine, and in money every day forty sicles: and their officers also oppressed the people. But I did not so for the fear of God.16Moreover I built in the work of the wall, and I bought no land, and all my servants were gathered together to the work.…
Cross References
Genesis 20:11
Abraham answered: I thought with myself, saying: Perhaps there is not the fear of God in this place: and they will kill me for the sake of my wife:

Genesis 42:18
And the third day he brought them out of prison, and said: Do as I have said, and you shall live: for I fear God.

Nehemiah 5:9
And I said to them: The thing you do is not good: why walk you not in the fear of our God, that we be not exposed to the reproaches of the Gentiles our enemies?

Nehemiah 5:16
Moreover I built in the work of the wall, and I bought no land, and all my servants were gathered together to the work.

Job 31:23
For I have always feared God as waves swelling over me, and his weight I was unable to bear.

Jeremiah 32:9
And I bought the field of Hanameel my uncle's son, that is in Anathoth: and I weighed him the money, seven staters, and ten pieces of silver.

Lamentations 5:8
Servants have ruled over us: there was none to redeem us out of their hand.

Additional Translations
The governors before me had heavily burdened the people, taking from them bread and wine plus forty shekels of silver. Their servants also oppressed the people, but I did not do this because of my fear of God.But the former governors that had been before me were chargeable to the people, and had taken of them bread and wine, beside forty shekels of silver; yes, even their servants bore rule over the people: but so did not I, because of the fear of God.

But the former governors that were before me were chargeable unto the people, and took of them bread and wine, besides forty shekels of silver; yea, even their servants bare rule over the people: but so did not I, because of the fear of God.

But as for the former acts of extortion wherein those who were before me oppressed them, they even took of them their last money, forty didrachms for bread and wine; and the very outcasts of them exercised authority over the people: but I did not so, because of the fear of God.

But the former governors that were before me had been chargeable to the people, and had taken of them bread and wine, besides forty shekels of silver: even their servants bore rule over the people. But I did not so, because of the fear of God.

But the former governors that were before me were chargeable unto the people, and took of them bread and wine, beside forty shekels of silver; yea, even their servants bare rule over the people: but so did not I, because of the fear of God.

But the former governors, that had been before me were chargeable to the people, and had taken of them bread and wine, besides forty shekels of silver; yes, even their servants bore rule over the people: but so did not I, because of the fear of God.

But the former governors who were before me were supported by the people, and took bread and wine from them, besides forty shekels of silver; yes, even their servants ruled over the people: but I didn't do so, because of the fear of God.

the former governors who are before me have made themselves heavy on the people, and take of them in bread and wine, besides in silver forty shekels; also, their servants have ruled over the people -- and I have not done so, because of the fear of God.
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