Treasury of Scripture
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 on this people.
1 Kings 4:22,23 And Solomon's provision for one day was thirty measures of fine flour, and three score measures of meal...
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.)
Nehemiah 5:14,15 Moreover from the time that I was appointed to be their governor in the land of Judah...
because the bondage
Psalm 37:21,26 The wicked borrows, and pays not again: but the righteous shows mercy, and gives...
Strong's ConcordanceNow [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.
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Nehemiah Chapter 5 Verse 18
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OT History: Nehemiah 5:18 Now that which was prepared for one (Neh Ne)