New Living Translation
Others said, "We have mortgaged our fields, vineyards, and homes to get food 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.
Darby Bible Translation
And there were that said, We have had to pledge our fields, and our vineyards, and our houses, that we might procure corn in the dearth.
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.'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
5:3 The dearth - Which might happen, both from the multitude of the people in and near Jerusalem, from their work, which wholly took them up, and kept them from taking care of their families, and from the expectation of their enemies invasion, which hindered them from going abroad to fetch provision, and the people round about from bringing it to them.
They were saying, "We have such large families. We need more food to survive."
And others said, "We have had to borrow money on our fields and vineyards to pay our taxes.
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