Nehemiah 5:18
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New Living Translation
The provisions I paid for each day included one ox, six choice sheep or goats, and a large number of poultry. And every ten days we needed a large supply of all kinds of wine. Yet I refused to claim the governor's food allowance because the people already carried a heavy burden.

King James Bible
Now that which was prepared for me daily was one ox and six choice sheep; also fowls were prepared for me, and once in ten days store of all sorts of wine: yet for all this required not I the bread of the governor, because the bondage was heavy upon this people.

Darby Bible Translation
And that which was prepared daily was one ox and six choice sheep; also fowls were prepared for me, and once in ten days all sorts of wine in abundance. Yet for all this I demanded not the bread of the governor; for the service was heavy upon this people.

World English Bible
Now that which was prepared for one day was one ox and six choice sheep; also fowls were prepared for me, and once in ten days store of all sorts of wine: yet for all this I didn't demand the bread of the governor, because the bondage was heavy on this people.

Young's Literal Translation
and that which hath been prepared for one day is one ox, six fat sheep, also fowls have been prepared for me, and once in ten days of all wines abundantly, and with this, the bread of the governor I have not sought, for heavy is the service on this people.

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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

5:18 Required not - But bore it out of my own estate: which was very considerable, his office in the Persian court being a place of great profit.

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2 Thessalonians 3:8
We never accepted food from anyone without paying for it. We worked hard day and night so we would not be a burden to any of you.

1 Kings 4:22
The daily food requirements for Solomon's palace were 150 bushels of choice flour and 300 bushels of meal;

1 Kings 4:23
also 10 oxen from the fattening pens, 20 pasture-fed cattle, 100 sheep or goats, as well as deer, gazelles, roe deer, and choice poultry.

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