Nehemiah 5:3
New International Version
Others were saying, "We are mortgaging our fields, our vineyards and our homes to get grain during the famine."

New Living Translation
Others said, “We have mortgaged our fields, vineyards, and homes to get food during the famine.”

English Standard Version
There were also those who said, “We are mortgaging our fields, our vineyards, and our houses to get grain because of the famine.”

Berean Study Bible
Others were saying, “We are mortgaging our fields, our vineyards, and our homes to get grain during the famine.”

King James Bible
Some also there were that said, We have mortgaged our lands, vineyards, and houses, that we might buy corn, because of the dearth.

New King James Version
There were also some who said, “We have mortgaged our lands and vineyards and houses, that we might buy grain because of the famine.”

New American Standard Bible
And there were others who said, “We are mortgaging our fields, our vineyards, and our houses so that we might get grain because of the famine.”

NASB 1995
There were others who said, "We are mortgaging our fields, our vineyards and our houses that we might get grain because of the famine."

NASB 1977
And there were others who said, “We are mortgaging our fields, our vineyards, and our houses that we might get grain because of the famine.”

Amplified Bible
There were others who were saying, “We are mortgaging our fields, our vineyards, and our houses to buy grain because of the famine.”

Christian Standard Bible
Others were saying, “We are mortgaging our fields, vineyards, and homes to get grain during the famine.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Others were saying, "We are mortgaging our fields, vineyards, and homes to get grain during the famine."

American Standard Version
Some also there were that said, We are mortgaging our fields, and our vineyards, and our houses: let us get grain, because of the dearth.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And there were those who said: “We are selling our fields and our houses and our vineyards, and we will take grain in the famine and we will live!”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And some said, As to our fields and vineyards and houses, let us pledge them, and we will take corn, and eat.

Contemporary English Version
Others said, "During the famine we even had to mortgage our fields, vineyards, and homes to them in order to buy grain."

Douay-Rheims Bible
And there were some that said: Let us mortgage our lands, and our vineyards, and our houses, and let us take corn be- cause of the famine.

English Revised Version
Some also there were that said, We are mortgaging our fields, and our vineyards, and our houses: let us get corn, because of the dearth.

Good News Translation
Others said, "We have had to mortgage our fields and vineyards and houses to get enough grain to keep us from starving."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Others said, "We've had to mortgage our fields, our vineyards, and our homes in order to get some grain because of this famine."

International Standard Version
Others were saying, "We're having to mortgage our fields, our vineyards, and our homes so we can buy grain during this famine."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Some also there were that said: 'We are mortgaging our fields, and our vineyards, and our houses; let us get corn, because of the dearth.'

Literal Standard Version
And there are [those] who are saying, “Our fields, and our vineyards, and our houses, we are pledging, and we receive grain for the famine.”

NET Bible
There were others who said, "We are putting up our fields, our vineyards, and our houses as collateral in order to obtain grain during the famine."

New Heart English Bible
Some also there were that said, "We are mortgaging our fields, and our vineyards, and our houses. Let us get grain, because of the famine."

World English Bible
Some also there were that said, "We are mortgaging our fields, and our vineyards, and our houses. Let us get grain, because of the famine."

Young's Literal Translation
And there are who are saying, 'Our fields, and our vineyards, and our houses, we are pledging, and we receive corn for the famine.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Nehemiah Defends the Oppressed
2Some were saying, “We and our sons and daughters are numerous. We must get grain in order to eat and stay alive.” 3 Others were saying, “We are mortgaging our fields, our vineyards, and our homes to get grain during the famine.” 4Still others were saying, “We have borrowed money to pay the king’s tax on our fields and vineyards.…

Cross References
Nehemiah 5:2
Some were saying, "We and our sons and daughters are numerous. We must get grain in order to eat and stay alive."

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


Treasury of Scripture

Some also there were that said, We have mortgaged our lands, vineyards, and houses, that we might buy corn, because of the dearth.

mortgaged

Genesis 47:15-25
And when money failed in the land of Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, all the Egyptians came unto Joseph, and said, Give us bread: for why should we die in thy presence? for the money faileth…

Leviticus 25:35-39
And if thy brother be waxen poor, and fallen in decay with thee; then thou shalt relieve him: yea, though he be a stranger, or a sojourner; that he may live with thee…

Deuteronomy 15:7
If there be among you a poor man of one of thy brethren within any of thy gates in thy land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not harden thine heart, nor shut thine hand from thy poor brother:

because

Malachi 3:8-11
Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings…









(3) Because of the dearth.--Not any particular famine, strictly speaking, but their present hunger. The past mortgages had straitened their resources.

Verse 3. - Because of the dearth. Some, who could not say that their families were large, claimed relief on account, as it would seem, not so much of a present as of a past famine, which had forced them to mortgage their fields, vineyards, and houses. That Judaea was liable to famines about this time appears from Haggai 1:6, 9-11; Haggai 2:16-19.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Lexicon
Others
אֲשֶׁ֣ר (’ă·šer)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

were saying,
אֹמְרִ֔ים (’ō·mə·rîm)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

“We
אֲנַ֣חְנוּ (’ă·naḥ·nū)
Pronoun - first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 587: We

are mortgaging
עֹרְבִ֑ים (‘ō·rə·ḇîm)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6148: To braid, intermix, technically, to traffic, give to be security

our fields,
שְׂדֹתֵ֛ינוּ (śə·ḏō·ṯê·nū)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 7704: Field, land

our vineyards,
וּכְרָמֵ֥ינוּ (ū·ḵə·rā·mê·nū)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 3754: A garden, vineyard

and our homes
וּבָתֵּ֖ינוּ (ū·ḇāt·tê·nū)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 1004: A house

to get
וְנִקְחָ֥ה (wə·niq·ḥāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect Cohortative - first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 3947: To take

grain
דָגָ֖ן (ḏā·ḡān)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1715: Corn, grain (of cereals)

during the famine.”
בָּרָעָֽב׃ (bā·rā·‘āḇ)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7458: Famine, hunger


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