Nehemiah 5:6
New International Version
When I heard their outcry and these charges, I was very angry.

New Living Translation
When I heard their complaints, I was very angry.

English Standard Version
I was very angry when I heard their outcry and these words.

Berean Study Bible
When I heard their outcry and these complaints, I became extremely angry,

New American Standard Bible
Then I was very angry when I had heard their outcry and these words.

King James Bible
And I was very angry when I heard their cry and these words.

Christian Standard Bible
I became extremely angry when I heard their outcry and these complaints.

Contemporary English Version
When I heard their complaints and their charges, I became very angry.

Good News Translation
When I heard their complaints, I grew angry

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I became extremely angry when I heard their outcry and these complaints.

International Standard Version
I became very livid when I heard their complaining and these charges.

NET Bible
I was very angry when I heard their outcry and these complaints.

New Heart English Bible
I was very angry when I heard their cry and these words.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I became furious when I heard their complaint and what they had to say.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And I was very angry when I heard their cry and these words.

New American Standard 1977
Then I was very angry when I had heard their outcry and these words.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And I was very angry when I heard their cry and these words.

King James 2000 Bible
And I was very angry when I heard their cry and these words.

American King James Version
And I was very angry when I heard their cry and these words.

American Standard Version
And I was very angry when I heard their cry and these words.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And I was much grieved as I heard their cry and these words.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I was exceedingly angry when I heard their cry according to these words.

Darby Bible Translation
And I was very angry when I heard their cry and these words.

English Revised Version
And I was very angry when I heard their cry and these words.

Webster's Bible Translation
And I was very angry when I heard their cry and these words.

World English Bible
I was very angry when I heard their cry and these words.

Young's Literal Translation
And it is very displeasing to me when I have heard their cry and these words,
Study Bible
Nehemiah Defends the Oppressed
5We and our children are just like our countrymen and their children, yet we are subjecting our sons and daughters to slavery. Some of our daughters are already enslaved, but we are powerless to redeem them because our fields and vineyards belong to others.” 6When I heard their outcry and these complaints, I became extremely angry, 7and after serious thought I rebuked the nobles and officials, saying, “You are exacting usury from your own brothers!” So I called a large assembly against them…
Cross References
Exodus 11:8
All these officials of yours will come and bow before me, saying, 'Go, you and all the people who follow you!' After that, I will depart." And hot with anger, Moses left Pharaoh's presence.

Nehemiah 5:7
and after serious thought I rebuked the nobles and officials, saying, "You are exacting usury from your own brothers!" So I called a large assembly against them

Treasury of Scripture

And I was very angry when I heard their cry and these words.

Nehemiah 13:8,25
And it grieved me sore: therefore I cast forth all the household stuff of Tobiah out of the chamber…

Exodus 11:8
And all these thy servants shall come down unto me, and bow down themselves unto me, saying, Get thee out, and all the people that follow thee: and after that I will go out. And he went out from Pharaoh in a great anger.

Numbers 16:15
And Moses was very wroth, and said unto the LORD, Respect not thou their offering: I have not taken one ass from them, neither have I hurt one of them.







Lexicon
When
כַּאֲשֶׁ֤ר (ka·’ă·šer)
Preposition-k | Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

I heard
שָׁמַ֙עְתִּי֙ (šā·ma‘·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 8085: To hear intelligently

their outcry
זַֽעֲקָתָ֔ם (za·‘ă·qā·ṯām)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2201: A shriek, outcry

and these
הָאֵֽלֶּה׃ (hā·’êl·leh)
Article | Pronoun - common plural
Strong's Hebrew 428: These, those

complaints,
הַדְּבָרִ֥ים (had·də·ḇā·rîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause

I became extremely
מְאֹ֑ד (mə·’ōḏ)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 3966: Vehemence, vehemently, wholly, speedily

angry,
וַיִּ֥חַר (way·yi·ḥar)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2734: To glow, grow warm, to blaze up, of anger, zeal, jealousy
(6) And I was very angry.--Nehemiah, recently arrived, had not known this state of things. The common wailing and the three complaints in which it found expression are distinct.

Verse 6. - I was very angry. It is not clear that the letter of the law was infringed, unless it were in the matter of taking interest (ver. 11), of which the people had not complained. That men might sell their daughters to be concubines or secondary wives is clear from Exodus 21:7; and it is therefore probable that they might sell their sons for servants. But the servitude might only be for six years (Exodus 21:2); and if a jubilee year occurred before the sexennial period was out, the service was ended (Leviticus 25:10). Land too might be either mortgaged or sold (ibid. vers. 14-16), but under the condition that it returned to the seller, or at any rate to his tribe, in the jubilee year (ibid. vers. 10, 13). The spirit, however, of the law - the command, "Ye shall not oppress one another" (ibid. vers. 14, 17) - was transgressed by the proceedings of the rich men. It was their duty in a time of scarcity not to press hard upon their poorer brethren, but freely to alleviate their necessities. Nehemiah, his near relations, and his followers had done so to the utmost of their power (ver. 10, with the comment). The rich men had acted differently, and made all the profit that they could out of the need of their fellow-countrymen. Hence Nehemiah's anger. 5:6-13 Nehemiah knew that, if he built Jerusalem's walls ever so high, so thick, or so strong, the city could not be safe while there were abuses. The right way to reform men's lives, is to convince their consciences. If you walk in the fear of God, you will not be either covetous of worldly gain, or cruel toward your brethren. Nothing exposes religion more to reproach, than the worldliness and hard-heartedness of the professors of it. Those that rigorously insist upon their right, with a very ill grace try to persuade others to give up theirs. In reasoning with selfish people, it is good to contrast their conduct with that of others who are liberal; but it is best to point to His example, who though he was rich, yet for our sakes became poor, that we, through his poverty, might be rich, 2Co 8:9. They did according to promise. Good promises are good things, but good performances are better.
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