Nehemiah 5:3
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New International Version
Others were saying, "We are mortgaging our fields, our vineyards and our homes to get grain during the famine."


New American Standard Bible
There were others who said, "We are mortgaging our fields, our vineyards and our houses that we might get grain because of the famine."


King James Bible
Some also there were that said, We have mortgaged our lands, vineyards, and houses, that we might buy corn, because of the dearth.


Holman Christian Standard Bible
Others were saying, "We are mortgaging our fields, vineyards, and homes to get grain during the famine."


International Standard Version
Others were saying, "We're having to mortgage our fields, our vineyards, and our homes so we can buy grain during this famine."


American Standard Version
Some also there were that said, We are mortgaging our fields, and our vineyards, and our houses: let us get grain, because of the dearth.


Douay-Rheims Bible
And there were some that said: Let us mortgage our lands, and our vineyards, and our houses, and let us take corn be- cause of the famine.


Darby Bible Translation
And there were that said, We have had to pledge our fields, and our vineyards, and our houses, that we might procure corn in the dearth.


Young's Literal Translation
And there are who are saying, 'Our fields, and our vineyards, and our houses, we are pledging, and we receive corn for the famine.'
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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
Nehemiah 5:2
For 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.


Nehemiah 5:4
There were also that said, We have borrowed money for the king's tribute, and that on our lands and vineyards.


Nehemiah 5:2
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