וַאֲשֶׁר֩ הָיָ֨ה נַעֲשֶׂ֜ה לְיֹ֣ום אֶחָ֗ד שֹׁ֣ור אֶחָ֞ד צֹ֠אן שֵׁשׁ־ בְּרֻרֹ֤ות וְצִפֳּרִים֙ נַֽעֲשׂוּ־ לִ֔י וּבֵ֨ין עֲשֶׂ֧רֶת יָמִ֛ים בְּכָל־ יַ֖יִן לְהַרְבֵּ֑ה וְעִם־ זֶ֗ה לֶ֤חֶם הַפֶּחָה֙ לֹ֣א בִקַּ֔שְׁתִּי כִּֽי־ כָֽבְדָ֥ה הָעֲבֹדָ֖ה עַל־ הָעָ֥ם הַזֶּֽה׃
KJV with Strong's
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
נחמיה 5:18 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וַאֲשֶׁר֩ הָיָ֨ה נַעֲשֶׂ֜ה לְיֹ֣ום אֶחָ֗ד שֹׁ֣ור אֶחָ֞ד צֹ֠אן שֵׁשׁ־בְּרֻרֹ֤ות וְצִפֳּרִים֙ נַֽעֲשׂוּ־לִ֔י וּבֵ֨ין עֲשֶׂ֧רֶת יָמִ֛ים בְּכָל־יַ֖יִן לְהַרְבֵּ֑ה וְעִם־זֶ֗ה לֶ֤חֶם הַפֶּחָה֙ לֹ֣א בִקַּ֔שְׁתִּי כִּֽי־כָֽבְדָ֥ה הָעֲבֹדָ֖ה עַל־הָעָ֥ם הַזֶּֽה׃
נחמיה 5:18 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
נחמיה 5:18 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
נחמיה 5:18 Hebrew Bible
Parallel VersesNew American Standard Bible
Now that which was prepared for each day was one ox and six choice sheep, also birds were prepared for me; and once in ten days all sorts of wine were furnished in abundance. Yet for all this I did not demand the governor's food allowance, because the servitude was heavy on this people.
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.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
Each day, one ox, six choice sheep, and some fowl were prepared for me. An abundance of all kinds of wine was provided every 10 days. But I didn't demand the food allotted to the governor, because the burden on the people was so heavy.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
one ox (This was food sufficient for more than two hundred men. Bp. Pococke says that the bey of Tunis had daily twelve sheep, with fish and fowls, soups, oranges, eggs, onions, boiled rice, etc., etc. His nobles dined with him; after they had done, the servants sat down; and when they had finished, the poor took what was left. Here the bey's twelve sheep are equal to Nehemiah's one ox and six choice sheep; and probably the mode of living between the two was nearly alike. It is still the practice in the East to calculate the expenses of the table, not by the money paid, but by the provisions consumed by the guests.)
because the bondage
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