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 Nehemiah 5:14 - 19
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   Book of Nehemiah
   Chapter 5
5:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Moreover, from the twentieth year of King Artaxerxes, when I was appointed to be their governor in the land of Judah, until his thirty-second year - twelve years - neither I nor my brothers ate the food allotted to the governor.
 
5:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
But the earlier governors - those preceding me - placed a heavy burden on the people and took forty shekels F11 of silver from them in addition to food and wine. Their assistants also lorded it over the people. But out of reverence for God I did not act like that.
 
5:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Instead, I devoted myself to the work on this wall. All my men were assembled there for the work; we F12 did not acquire any land.
 
5:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Furthermore, a hundred and fifty Jews and officials ate at my table, as well as those who came to us from the surrounding nations.
 
5:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Each day one ox, six choice sheep and some poultry were prepared for me, and every ten days an abundant supply of wine of all kinds. In spite of all this, I never demanded the food allotted to the governor, because the demands were heavy on these people.
 
5:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Remember me with favor, O my God, for all I have done for these people.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F11 That is, about 1 pound (about 0.5 kilogram)
F12 Most Hebrew manuscripts; some Hebrew manuscripts, Septuagint, Vulgate and Syriac I

 
 

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