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Others said, "We have had to mortgage our fields and vineyards and houses to get enough grain to keep us from starving."
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And there were some that said: Let us mortgage our lands, and our vineyards, and our houses, and let us take corn because of the famine.
Genesis 47:15-25 And when the buyers wanted money, all Egypt came to Joseph, saying: Give us bread: why should we die in thy presence, having now no money? . . .
Leviticus 25:35-39 If thy brother be impoverished, and weak of hand, and thou receive him as a stranger and sojourner, and he live with thee: . . .
Deuteronomy 15:7 If one of thy brethren that dwelleth within thy gates of thy city in the land which the Lord thy God will give thee, come to poverty: thou shalt not harden thy heart, nor close thy hand,
Malachi 3:8-11 Shall a man afflict God, for you afflict me. And you have said: Wherein do we afflict thee? in tithes and in firstfruits. . . .
ContextNehemiah Defends the Oppressed
…2And there were some that said: Our sons and our daughters are very many: let us take up corn for the price of them, and let us eat and live. 3And there were some that said: Let us mortgage our lands, and our vineyards, and our houses, and let us take corn because of the famine.4And others said: Let us borrow money for the king's tribute, and let us give up our fields and vineyards:…
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