Nehemiah 5:4
Good News Translation
Still others said, "We had to borrow money to pay the royal tax on our fields and vineyards.

Contemporary English Version
Then others said, "We had to borrow money from those in power to pay the government tax on our fields and vineyards.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And others said: Let us borrow money for the king's tribute, and let us give up our fields and vineyards:

New American Bible
Still others said: “To pay the king’s tax we have borrowed money on our fields and vineyards.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And others said: Let us borrow money for the king's tribute, and let us give up our fields and vineyards:

the king's tribute

Nehemiah 9:37 And the fruits thereof grow up for the kings, whom thou hast set over us for our sins, and they have dominion over our bodies, and over our beasts, according to their will, and we are in great tribulation.

Deuteronomy 28:47,48 Because thou didst not serve the Lord thy God with joy and gladness of heart, for the abundance of all things: . . .

Joshua 16:10 And the children of Ephraim slew not the Chanaanite, who dwelt in Gazer: and the Chanaanite dwelt in the midst of Ephraim until this day, paying tribute.

1 Kings 9:21 Their children, that were left in the land; to wit, such as the children of Israel had not been able to destroy, Solomon made tributary unto this day.

Ezra 4:13,20 And now be it known to the king, that if this city be built up, and the walls thereof repaired, they will not pay tribute nor toll, nor yearly revenues, and this loss will fall upon the kings. . . .

Context
Nehemiah Defends the Oppressed
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:5And now our flesh is as the flesh of our brethren: and our children as their children. Behold we bring into bondage our sons and our daughters, and some of our daughters are bondwomen already, neither have we wherewith to redeem them, and our fields and our vineyards other men possess.…
Cross References
Ezra 4:13
And now be it known to the king, that if this city be built up, and the walls thereof repaired, they will not pay tribute nor toll, nor yearly revenues, and this loss will fall upon the kings.

Ezra 7:24
We give you also to understand concerning all the priests, and the Levites, and the singers, and the porters, and the Nathinites, and ministers of the house of this God, that you have no authority to impose toll or tribute, or custom upon them.

Nehemiah 5:3
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.

Additional Translations
Still others were saying, “We have borrowed money to pay the king's tax on our fields and vineyards.There were also that said, We have borrowed money for the king's tribute, and that on our lands and vineyards.

There were also that said, We have borrowed money for the king's tribute upon our fields and our vineyards.

And some said, We have borrowed money for the king's tributes:—our fields, and our vineyards, and houses are pledged.

And there were that said, We have borrowed money for the king's tribute upon our fields and vineyards;

There were also that said, We have borrowed money for the king's tribute upon our fields and our vineyards.

There were also that said, We have borrowed money for the king's tribute, and that upon our lands and vineyards.

There were also some who said, "We have borrowed money for the king's tribute using our fields and our vineyards as collateral.

And there are who are saying, 'We have borrowed money for the tribute of the king, on our fields, and our vineyards;
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