Nehemiah 5:1
Context
Nehemiah Defends the Oppressed

1And there was a great cry of the people and of their wives against their brothers the Jews. 2For there were that said, We, our sons, and our daughters, are many: therefore we take up corn for them, that we may eat, and live. 3Some also there were that said, We have mortgaged our lands, vineyards, and houses, that we might buy corn, because of the dearth. 4There were also that said, We have borrowed money for the king's tribute, and that on our lands and vineyards. 5Yet now our flesh is as the flesh of our brothers, our children as their children: and, see, we bring into bondage our sons and our daughters to be servants, and some of our daughters are brought to bondage already: neither is it in our power to redeem them; for other men have our lands and vineyards. 6And I was very angry when I heard their cry and these words. 7Then I consulted with myself, and I rebuked the nobles, and the rulers, and said to them, You exact usury, every one of his brother. And I set a great assembly against them. 8And I said to them, We after our ability have redeemed our brothers the Jews, which were sold to the heathen; and will you even sell your brothers? or shall they be sold to us? Then held they their peace, and found nothing to answer. 9Also I said, It is not good that you do: ought you not to walk in the fear of our God because of the reproach of the heathen our enemies? 10I likewise, and my brothers, and my servants, might exact of them money and corn: I pray you, let us leave off this usury. 11Restore, I pray you, to them, even this day, their lands, their vineyards, their olive groves, and their houses, also the hundredth part of the money, and of the corn, the wine, and the oil, that you exact of them. 12Then said they, We will restore them, and will require nothing of them; so will we do as you say. Then I called the priests, and took an oath of them, that they should do according to this promise. 13Also I shook my lap, and said, So God shake out every man from his house, and from his labor, that performes not this promise, even thus be he shaken out, and emptied. And all the congregation said, Amen, and praised the LORD. And the people did according to this promise.
Cross References
Leviticus 25:35
And if your brother be waxen poor, and fallen in decay with you; then you shall relieve him: yes, though he be a stranger, or a sojourner; that he may live with you.


Deuteronomy 15:7
If there be among you a poor man of one of your brothers within any of your gates in your land which the LORD your God gives you, you shall not harden your heart, nor shut your hand from your poor brother:


Nehemiah 4:23
So neither I, nor my brothers, nor my servants, nor the men of the guard which followed me, none of us put off our clothes, saving that every one put them off for washing.


Jeremiah 34:8
This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD, after that the king Zedekiah had made a covenant with all the people which were at Jerusalem, to proclaim liberty to them;


Ezekiel 45:9
Thus said the Lord GOD; Let it suffice you, O princes of Israel: remove violence and spoil, and execute judgment and justice, take away your exactions from my people, said the Lord GOD.


Treasury of Scripture

And there was a great cry of the people and of their wives against their brothers the Jews.

a great cry

Exodus 3:7 And the LORD said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt...

Exodus 22:25-27 If you lend money to any of my people that is poor by you, you shall not be to him as an usurer, neither shall you lay on him usury...

Job 31:38,39 If my land cry against me, or that the furrows likewise thereof complain...

Job 34:28 So that they cause the cry of the poor to come to him, and he hears the cry of the afflicted.

Isaiah 5:7 For the vineyard of the LORD of hosts is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah his pleasant plant: and he looked for judgment...

Luke 18:7 And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night to him, though he bear long with them?

James 5:4 Behold, the hire of the laborers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, cries...

their brethren

Leviticus 25:35-37 And if your brother be waxen poor, and fallen in decay with you; then you shall relieve him: yes, though he be a stranger...

Deuteronomy 15:7-11 If there be among you a poor man of one of your brothers within any of your gates in your land which the LORD your God gives you...

Acts 7:26 And the next day he showed himself to them as they strove, and would have set them at one again, saying, Sirs, you are brothers...

1 Corinthians 6:6-8 But brother goes to law with brother, and that before the unbelievers...

Strong's Concordance
And there was a great cry of the people and of their wives against their brethren the Jews.
Topical Bible
Brethren Brothers Countrymen Cry Jewish Jews Outcry Raised Wives
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Nehemiah Chapter 5 Verse 1

Alphabetical: a against and brothers great Jewish men Now of outcry people raised the their there was wives

OT History: Nehemiah 5:1 Then there arose a great cry (Neh Ne)
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