KJV NEH5 with Strong's Hebrew/GreekNEH4.htm NEH6.htm
5:1 And there was a great [H1419] cry [H6818] of the people [H5971] and of their wives [H802] against their brethren [H251] the Jews [H3064] .
5:2 For there were [H3426] that said [H559] , We, our sons [H1121] , and our daughters [H1323] , [are] many [H7227] : therefore we take up [H3947] corn [H1715] [for them], that we may eat [H398] , and live [H2421] .
5:3 [Some] also there were [H3426] that said [H559] , We have mortgaged [H6148] our lands [H7704] , vineyards [H3754] , and houses [H1004] , that we might buy [H3947] corn [H1715] , because of the dearth [H7458] .
5:4 There were [H3426] also that said [H559] , We have borrowed [H3867] money [H3701] for the king's [H4428] tribute [H4060] , [and that upon] our lands [H7704] and vineyards [H3754] .
5:5 Yet now our flesh [H1320] [is] as the flesh [H1320] of our brethren [H251] , our children [H1121] as their children [H1121] : and, lo, we bring into bondage [H3533] our sons [H1121] and our daughters [H1323] to be servants [H5650] , and [some] of our daughters [H1323] are [H3426] brought unto bondage [H3533] [already]: neither [is it] in our power [H410] [H3027] [to redeem them]; for other men [H312] have our lands [H7704] and vineyards [H3754] .
5:6 And I was very [H3966] angry [H2734] when I heard [H8085] their cry [H2201] and these words [H1697] .
5:7 Then I consulted [H4427] with myself [H3820] , and I rebuked [H7378] the nobles [H2715] , and the rulers [H5461] , and said [H559] unto them, Ye exact [H5378] [H5383] [H5375] usury [H4855] , every one [H376] of his brother [H251] . And I set [H5414] a great [H1419] assembly [H6952] against them.(I consulted: Heb. my heart consulted in me)
5:8 And I said [H559] unto them, We after our ability [H1767] have redeemed [H7069] our brethren [H251] the Jews [H3064] , which were sold [H4376] unto the heathen [H1471] ; and will ye even sell [H4376] your brethren [H251] ? or shall they be sold [H4376] unto us? Then held they their peace [H2790] , and found [H4672] nothing [H1697] [to answer].
5:9 Also I said [H559] , It [is] not good [H2896] that [H1697] ye do [H6213] : ought ye not to walk [H3212] in the fear [H3374] of our God [H430] because of the reproach [H2781] of the heathen [H1471] our enemies [H341] ?
5:10 I likewise, [and] my brethren [H251] , and my servants [H5288] , might exact [H5383] of them money [H3701] and corn [H1715] : I pray you, let us leave off [H5800] this usury [H4855] .
5:11 Restore [H7725] , I pray you, to them, even this day [H3117] , their lands [H7704] , their vineyards [H3754] , their oliveyards [H2132] , and their houses [H1004] , also the hundredth [H3967] [part] of the money [H3701] , and of the corn [H1715] , the wine [H8492] , and the oil [H3323] , that ye exact [H5383] of them.
5:12 Then said [H559] they, We will restore [H7725] [them], and will require [H1245] nothing of them; so will we do [H6213] as thou sayest [H559] . Then I called [H7121] the priests [H3548] , and took an oath [H7650] of them, that they should do [H6213] according to this promise [H1697] .
5:13 Also I shook [H5287] my lap [H2684] , and said [H559] , So God [H430] shake out [H5287] every man [H376] from his house [H1004] , and from his labour [H3018] , that performeth [H6965] not this promise [H1697] , even thus be he shaken out [H5287] , and emptied [H7386] . And all the congregation [H6951] said [H559] , Amen [H543] , and praised [H1984] the LORD [H3068] . And the people [H5971] did [H6213] according to this promise [H1697] .(emptied: Heb. empty, or, void)
5:14 Moreover from the time [H3117] that I was appointed [H6680] to be their governor [H6346] in the land [H776] of Judah [H3063] , from the twentieth [H6242] year [H8141] even unto the two [H8147] and thirtieth [H7970] year [H8141] of Artaxerxes [H783] the king [H4428] , [that is], twelve [H8147] [H6240] years [H8141] , I and my brethren [H251] have not eaten [H398] the bread [H3899] of the governor [H6346] .
5:15 But the former [H7223] governors [H6346] that [had been] before [H6440] me were chargeable [H3513] unto the people [H5971] , and had taken [H3947] of them bread [H3899] and wine [H3196] , beside [H310] forty [H705] shekels [H8255] of silver [H3701] ; yea, even [H1571] their servants [H5288] bare rule [H7980] over the people [H5971] : but so did [H6213] not I, because [H6440] of the fear [H3374] of God [H430] .
5:16 Yea, also I continued [H2388] in the work [H4399] of this wall [H2346] , neither bought [H7069] we any land [H7704] : and all my servants [H5288] [were] gathered [H6908] thither unto the work [H4399] .
5:17 Moreover [there were] at my table [H7979] an hundred [H3967] and fifty [H2572] [H376] of the Jews [H3064] and rulers [H5461] , beside those that came [H935] unto us from among the heathen [H1471] that [are] about us [H5439] .
5:18 Now [that] which was prepared [H6213] [for me] daily [H3117] [was] one [H259] ox [H7794] [and] six [H8337] choice [H1305] sheep [H6629] ; also fowls [H6833] were prepared [H6213] for me, and once in ten [H6235] days [H3117] store [H7235] of all sorts of wine [H3196] : yet for all [H5973] this required [H1245] not I the bread [H3899] of the governor [H6346] , because the bondage [H5656] was heavy [H3513] upon this people [H5971] .
5:19 Think [H2142] upon me, my God [H430] , for good [H2896] , [according] to all that I have done [H6213] for this people [H5971] .