Nehemiah 5 :10

Nehemiah 5 :10 Translations

King James Version (KJV)

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 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

I likewise, my brethren, and my servants, might exact of them money and corn: 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.

Clarke's Commentary on Nehemiah 5 :10

Barnes's Commentary on Nehemiah 5 :10

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

Wesley's Commentary 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.
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