Nehemiah 5:2
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English Standard Version
For there were those who said, “With our sons and our daughters, we are many. So let us get grain, that we may eat and keep alive.”

King James Bible
For there were that said, We, our sons, and our daughters, are many: therefore we take up corn for them, that we may eat, and live.

American Standard Version
For there were that said, We, our sons and our daughters, are many: let us get grain, that we may eat and live.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And there were some that said: Our sons and our daughters are very many: Yet us take up corn for the price of them, and let us eat and live.

English Revised Version
For there were that said, We, our sons and our daughters, are many: let us get corn, that we may eat and live.

Webster's Bible Translation
For there were that said, We, our sons, and our daughters, are many: therefore we take up corn for them, that we may eat, and live.

Nehemiah 5:2 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Hence he said to the nobles, the rulers, and the rest of the people, i.e., all employed in building, "The work is much (great) and wide, and we are separated upon the wall one far from another; in what place ye hear the sound of the trumpet, assemble yourselves to me: our God will fight for us." - In Nehemiah 4:15 the whole is summed up, and for this purpose the matter of Nehemiah 4:10 is briefly repeated, to unite with it the further statement that they so laboured from early morning till late in the evening. "We (Nehemiah and his servants) laboured in the work, and half of them (of the servants) held the spears from the grey of dawn till the stars appeared."

Nehemiah 5:2 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

We, our sons

Psalm 127:3-5 See, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward...

Psalm 128:2-4 For you shall eat the labor of your hands: happy shall you be, and it shall be well with you...

Malachi 2:2 If you will not hear, and if you will not lay it to heart, to give glory to my name, said the LORD of hosts...

we take up corn

Genesis 41:57 And all countries came into Egypt to Joseph for to buy corn; because that the famine was so sore in all lands.

Genesis 42:2 And he said, Behold, I have heard that there is corn in Egypt: get you down thither, and buy for us from there; that we may live...

Genesis 43:8 And Judah said to Israel his father, Send the lad with me, and we will arise and go; that we may live, and not die, both we, and you...

Cross References
Deuteronomy 23:19
"You shall not charge interest on loans to your brother, interest on money, interest on food, interest on anything that is lent for interest.

2 Kings 4:1
Now the wife of one of the sons of the prophets cried to Elisha, "Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that your servant feared the LORD, but the creditor has come to take my two children to be his slaves."

Nehemiah 5:3
There were also those who said, "We are mortgaging our fields, our vineyards, and our houses to get grain because of the famine."

Haggai 1:6
You have sown much, and harvested little. You eat, but you never have enough; you drink, but you never have your fill. You clothe yourselves, but no one is warm. And he who earns wages does so to put them into a bag with holes.

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