Nehemiah 5:7
Good News Translation
and decided to act. I denounced the leaders and officials of the people and told them, "You are oppressing your own relatives!" I called a public assembly to deal with the problem

Contemporary English Version
So I thought it over and said to the leaders and officials, "How can you charge your own people interest?" Then I called a public meeting and accused the leaders

Douay-Rheims Bible
And my heart thought with myself: and I rebuked the nobles and magistrates, and said to them: Do you every one exact usury of your brethren? And I gathered together a great assembly against them,

New American Bible
After some deliberation, I called the nobles and magistrates to account, saying to them, “You are exacting interest from your own kindred!” I then rebuked them severely,

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And my heart thought with myself: and I rebuked the nobles and magistrates, and said to them: Do you every one exact usury of your brethren? And I gathered together a great assembly against them,

I consulted with myself.

Psalm 4:4 Be ye angry, and sin not: the things you say in your hearts, be sorry for them upon your beds.

Psalm 27:8 My heart hath said to thee: My face hath sought thee: thy face, O Lord, will I still seek.

I rebuked

Leviticus 19:15 Thou shalt not do that which is unjust, nor judge unjustly. Respect not the person of the poor: nor honour the countenance of the mighty. But judge thy neighbour according to justice.

2 Chronicles 19:6,7 And charging the judges, he said: Take heed what you do: for you exercise not the judgment of man, but of the Lord: and whatsoever you judge, it shall redound to you. . . .

Psalm 82:1-4 A psalm for Asaph. God hath stood in the congregation of gods: and being in the midst of them he judgeth gods. . . .

Proverbs 27:5 Open rebuke is better than hidden love.

2 Corinthians 5:16 Wherefore henceforth, we know no man according to the flesh. And if we have known Christ according to the flesh: but now we know him so no longer.

Galatians 2:11 But when Cephas was come to Antioch, I withstood him to the face, because he was to be blamed.

1 Timothy 5:20 Them that sin reprove before all that the rest also may have fear.

Titus 2:15 These things speak and exhort and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.

Ye exact usury

Exodus 22:25 If thou lend money to any of my people that is poor, that dwelleth with thee, thou shalt not be hard upon them as an extortioner, nor oppress them with usuries.

Leviticus 25:36 Take not usury of him nor more than thou gavest. Fear thy God, that thy brother may live with thee.

Deuteronomy 15:2,3 Which shall be celebrated in this order. He to whom any thing is owing from his friend or neighbour or brother, cannot demand it again, because it is the year of remission of the Lord. . . .

Deuteronomy 23:19,20 Thou shalt not lend to thy brother money to usury, nor corn, nor any other thing: . . .

Deuteronomy 24:10-13 When thou shalt demand of thy neighbour any thing that he oweth thee, thou shalt not go into his house to take away a pledge: . . .

Psalm 15:1,5 A psalm for David. Lord, who shall dwell in thy tabernacle? or who shall rest in thy holy hill? . . .

Ezekiel 22:12 They have taken gifts in thee to shed blood: thou hast taken usury and increase, and hast covetously oppressed thy neighbours: and thou hast forgotten me, saith the Lord God.

Ezekiel 45:9 Thus saith the Lord God: Let it suffice you, O princes of Israel: cease from iniquity and robberies, and execute judgment and justice, separate your confines from my people, saith the Lord God.

I set a great assembly

2 Chronicles 28:9-13 At that time there was a prophet of the Lord there, whose name was Oded: and he went out to meet the army that came to Samaria, and said to them: Behold the Lord the God of your fathers being angry with Juda, hath delivered them into your hands, and you have butchered them cruelly, so that your cruelty hath reached up to heaven. . . .

Matthew 18:17 And if he will not hear them: tell the church. And if he will not hear the church, let him be to thee as the heathen and publican.

Context
Nehemiah Defends the Oppressed
6And I was exceedingly angry when I heard their cry according to these words. 7And my heart thought with myself: and I rebuked the nobles and magistrates, and said to them: Do you every one exact usury of your brethren? And I gathered together a great assembly against them,8And I said to them: We, as you know, have redeemed according to our ability our brethren the Jews, that were sold to the Gentiles: and will you then sell your brethren, for us to redeem them? And they held their peace, and found not what to answer.…
Cross References
Exodus 22:25
If thou lend money to any of my people that is poor, that dwelleth with thee, thou shalt not be hard upon them as an extortioner, nor oppress them with usuries.

Leviticus 25:36
Take not usury of him nor more than thou gavest. Fear thy God, that thy brother may live with thee.

Deuteronomy 23:19
Thou shalt not lend to thy brother money to usury, nor corn, nor any other thing:

Deuteronomy 23:20
But to the stranger. To thy brother thou shalt lend that which he wanteth, without usury: that the Lord thy God may bless thee in all thy works in the land, which thou shalt go in to possess.

Psalm 109:11
May the usurer search all his substance: and let strangers plunder his labours.

Additional Translations
and after serious thought I rebuked the nobles and officials, saying, “You are exacting usury from your own brothers!” So I called a large assembly against themThen I consulted with myself, and I rebuked the nobles, and the rulers, and said to them, You exact usury, every one of his brother. And I set a great assembly against them.

Then I consulted with myself, and contended with the nobles and the rulers, and said unto them, Ye exact usury, every one of his brother. And I held a great assembly against them.

And my heart took counsel within me, and I contended against the nobles, and the princes, and I said to them, Should every man demand of his brother what ye demand? And I appointed against them a great assembly,

And I consulted with myself; and I remonstrated with the nobles and the rulers, and said to them, Ye exact usury, every one of his brother! And I set a great assembly against them.

Then I consulted with myself, and contended with the nobles and the rulers, and said unto them, Ye exact usury, every one of his brother. And I held a great assembly against them.

Then I consulted with myself, and I rebuked the nobles, and the rulers, and said to them, Ye exact interest, every one of his brother. And I set a great assembly against them.

Then I consulted with myself, and contended with the nobles and the rulers, and said to them, "You exact usury, everyone of his brother." I held a great assembly against them.

and my heart reigneth over me, and I strive with the freemen, and with the prefects, and say to them, 'Usury one upon another ye are exacting;' and I set against them a great assembly,
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