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Nehemiah 5:10

    Nehemiah 5:10 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    I likewise, and my brethren, and my servants, might exact of them money and corn: I pray you, let us leave off this usury.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    I likewise, and my brothers, and my servants, might exact of them money and corn: I pray you, let us leave off this usury.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And I likewise, my brethren and my servants, do lend them money and grain. I pray you, let us leave off this usury.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Even I and my servants have been taking interest for the money and the grain we have let them have. So now, let us give up this thing.

    Webster's Revision

    And I likewise, my brethren and my servants, do lend them money and grain. I pray you, let us leave off this usury.

    World English Bible

    I likewise, my brothers and my servants, lend them money and grain. Please let us stop this usury.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And I likewise, my brethren and my servants, do lend them money and corn on usury. I pray you, let us leave off this usury.

    Definitions for Nehemiah 5:10

    Let - To hinder or obstruct.
    Usury - Interest.

    Barnes' Notes on Nehemiah 5:10

    I ... might exact - Nehemiah had lent, but not upon pledge.

    Wesley's Notes on Nehemiah 5:10

    5:10 Brethren - In office; these who are employed with me in the government of this people. Servants - In my name, and for my use. Exact - As a just recompense for our pains and care for the publick good, to which we wholly devote ourselves, even to the neglect of all our private concerns. But I freely remit my own right, and therefore you also ought to do so, seeing I lay no burden upon you, but what I am willing to bear a part of upon my own shoulders.