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 them
Cross ReferencesExodus 22:25
If you lend money to one of my people among you who is poor, you must not act as a creditor to him; you are not to charge him any interest.
Do not take any interest or profit from him, but fear your God, that your countryman may live among you.
Do not charge your brother interest on money, food, or any other type of loan.
You may charge a foreigner interest, but not your brother, so that the LORD your God may bless you in everything to which you put your hand in the land you are entering to possess.
May the creditor seize all he owns, and strangers plunder the fruits of his labor.
Chapter Outline1. The Jews complain of their debt, mortgage, and bondage
6. Nehemiah rebukes the usurers, and causes them to make a covenant of restitution
14. He forbears his own allowance, and keeps hospitality
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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
I consulted with myself.
2 Chronicles 19:6, 7
2 Corinthians 5:16
1 Timothy 5:20
Ye exact usury
Deuteronomy 15:2, 3
Deuteronomy 23:19, 20
Psalm 15:1, 5
I set a great assembly
2 Chronicles 28:9-13
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