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Nehemiah 5:2

    Nehemiah 5:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    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.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    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.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For there were that said, We, our sons and our daughters, are many: let us get grain, that we may eat and live.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For there were some who said, We, our sons and our daughters, are a great number: let us get grain, so that we may have food for our needs.

    Webster's Revision

    For there were that said, We, our sons and our daughters, are many: let us get grain, that we may eat and live.

    World English Bible

    For there were that said, "We, our sons and our daughters, are many. Let us get grain, that we may eat and live."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For there were that said, We, our sons and our daughters, are many: let us get corn, that we may eat and live.

    Clarke's Commentary on Nehemiah 5:2

    We, our sons, and our daughters, are many - Our families are larger than we can provide for; we are obliged to go in debt; and our richer brethren take advantage of our necessitous situation, and oppress us. The details which are given in the next verse are sufficiently plain.

    Barnes' Notes on Nehemiah 5:2

    Are many - A slight emendation brings this verse into exact parallelism with the next, and gives the sense - "We have pledged our sons and our daughters, that we might get corn, and eat and live." Compare Nehemiah 5:5.

    Wesley's Notes on Nehemiah 5:2

    5:2 Many - Which is in itself a blessing, but to us is turned into a curse. Take up - We are forced to take up corn, upon unreasonable terms.