Nehemiah 5:10
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English Standard Version
Moreover, I and my brothers and my servants are lending them money and grain. Let us abandon this exacting of interest.

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.

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.

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.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Others, again, complained: We have borrowed money for the king's tribute upon our fields and vineyards. לוה means to be dependent, nexum esse, and transitively to make dependent, like מלא, to be full, and to make full: We have made our fields and our vineyards answerable for money for the king's tribute (Bertheau), i.e., we have borrowed money upon our fields for ... This they could only do by pledging the crops of these lands, or at least such a portion of their crops as might equal the sum borrowed; comp. the law, Leviticus 25:14-17.

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Micah 2:1 Woe to them that devise iniquity, and work evil on their beds! when the morning is light, they practice it...

Luke 3:13,14 And he said to them, Exact no more than that which is appointed you...

1 Corinthians 9:12-18 If others be partakers of this power over you, are not we rather? Nevertheless we have not used this power; but suffer all things...

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2 Corinthians 5:11,20 Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest to God...

2 Corinthians 6:1 We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that you receive not the grace of God in vain.

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

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Nehemiah 5:7 Then I consulted with myself, and I rebuked the nobles, and the rulers, and said to them, You exact usury, every one of his brother...

Exodus 22:25-27 If you lend money to any of my people that is poor by you, you shall not be to him as an usurer, neither shall you lay on him usury...

Psalm 15:5 He that puts not out his money to usury, nor takes reward against the innocent. He that does these things shall never be moved.

Ezekiel 18:8,13 He that has not given forth on usury, neither has taken any increase, that has withdrawn his hand from iniquity...

Cross References
Nehemiah 5:9
So I said, "The thing that you are doing is not good. Ought you not to walk in the fear of our God to prevent the taunts of the nations our enemies?

Nehemiah 5:11
Return to them this very day their fields, their vineyards, their olive orchards, and their houses, and the percentage of money, grain, wine, and oil that you have been exacting from them."

Isaiah 58:6
"Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the straps of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke?

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