Nehemiah 5:18
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
834 [e]וַאֲשֶׁר֩
wa-’ă-šer
And [that] whichConj-w | Pro-r
1961 [e]הָיָ֨ה
hā-yāh
wasV-Qal-Perf-3ms
6213 [e]נַעֲשֶׂ֜ה
na-‘ă-śeh
preparedV-Nifal-Prtcpl-ms
3117 [e]לְי֣וֹם
lə-yō-wm
for onePrep-l | N-ms
259 [e]אֶחָ֗ד
’e-ḥāḏ,
dayNumber-ms
7794 [e]שׁ֣וֹר
šō-wr
oxN-ms
259 [e]אֶחָ֞ד
’e-ḥāḏ
[was] oneNumber-ms
6629 [e]צֹ֠אן
ṣōn
[and] sheepN-cs
8337 [e]שֵׁשׁ־
šêš-
sixNumber-fs
1305 [e]בְּרֻר֤וֹת
bə-ru-rō-wṯ
choiceV-Qal-QalPassPrtcpl-fp
6833 [e]וְצִפֳּרִים֙
wə-ṣip-po-rîm
and fowlConj-w | N-cp
6213 [e]נַֽעֲשׂוּ־
na-‘ă-śū-
were preparedV-Nifal-Perf-3cp
  לִ֔י
lî,
for mePrep | 1cs
996 [e]וּבֵ֨ין
ū-ḇên
and once everyConj-w | Prep
6235 [e]עֲשֶׂ֧רֶת
‘ă-śe-reṯ
tenNumber-msc
3117 [e]יָמִ֛ים
yā-mîm
daysN-mp
3605 [e]בְּכָל־
bə-ḵāl
of all [kinds]Prep-b | N-msc
3196 [e]יַ֖יִן
ya-yin
of wineN-ms
7235 [e]לְהַרְבֵּ֑ה
lə-har-bêh;
an abundancePrep-l | V-Hifil-InfAbs
5973 [e]וְעִם־
wə-‘im-
and yet in spiteConj-w | Prep
2088 [e]זֶ֗ה
zeh,
of thisPro-ms
3899 [e]לֶ֤חֶם
le-ḥem
provisionsN-msc
6346 [e]הַפֶּחָה֙
hap-pe-ḥāh
of the governorArt | N-ms
3808 [e]לֹ֣א
notAdv-NegPrt
1245 [e]בִקַּ֔שְׁתִּי
ḇiq-qaš-tî,
I did demandV-Piel-Perf-1cs
3588 [e]כִּֽי־
kî-
becauseConj
3513 [e]כָֽבְדָ֥ה
ḵā-ḇə-ḏāh
was heavyV-Qal-Perf-3fs
5656 [e]הָעֲבֹדָ֖ה
hā-‘ă-ḇō-ḏāh
the bondageArt | N-fs
5921 [e]עַל־
‘al-
onPrep
5971 [e]הָעָ֥ם
hā-‘ām
peopleArt | N-ms
2088 [e]הַזֶּֽה׃
haz-zeh.
thisArt | Pro-ms









Hebrew Texts
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)
ואשר היה נעשה ליום אחד שור אחד צאן שש־בררות וצפרים נעשו־לי ובין עשרת ימים בכל־יין להרבה ועם־זה לחם הפחה לא בקשתי כי־כבדה העבדה על־העם הזה׃

נחמיה 5:18 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
ואשר היה נעשה ליום אחד שור אחד צאן שש־בררות וצפרים נעשו־לי ובין עשרת ימים בכל־יין להרבה ועם־זה לחם הפחה לא בקשתי כי־כבדה העבדה על־העם הזה׃

נחמיה 5:18 Hebrew Bible
ואשר היה נעשה ליום אחד שור אחד צאן שש בררות וצפרים נעשו לי ובין עשרת ימים בכל יין להרבה ועם זה לחם הפחה לא בקשתי כי כבדה העבדה על העם הזה׃

Parallel Verses
New 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

Now that

1 Kings 4:22,23 And Solomon's provision for one day was thirty measures of fine flour, …

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.)

required

Nehemiah 5:14,15 Moreover from the time that I was appointed to be their governor …

because the bondage

Psalm 37:21,26 The wicked borrows, and pays not again: but the righteous shows mercy, …

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