Nehemiah 5:3
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English Standard Version
There were also those who said, “We are mortgaging our fields, our vineyards, and our houses to get grain because of the famine.”

King James Bible
Some also there were that said, We have mortgaged our lands, vineyards, and houses, that we might buy corn, because of the dearth.

American Standard Version
Some also there were that said, We are mortgaging our fields, and our vineyards, and our houses: let us get grain, because of the dearth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And there were some that said: Let us mortgage our lands, and our vineyards, and our houses, and let us take corn be- cause of the famine.

English Revised Version
Some also there were that said, We are mortgaging our fields, and our vineyards, and our houses: let us get corn, because of the dearth.

Webster's Bible Translation
Some also there were that said, We have mortgaged our lands, vineyards, and houses, that we might buy corn, because of the dearth.

Nehemiah 5:3 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Hence he said to the nobles, the rulers, and the rest of the people, i.e., all employed in building, "The work is much (great) and wide, and we are separated upon the wall one far from another; in what place ye hear the sound of the trumpet, assemble yourselves to me: our God will fight for us." - In Nehemiah 4:15 the whole is summed up, and for this purpose the matter of Nehemiah 4:10 is briefly repeated, to unite with it the further statement that they so laboured from early morning till late in the evening. "We (Nehemiah and his servants) laboured in the work, and half of them (of the servants) held the spears from the grey of dawn till the stars appeared."

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mortgaged

Genesis 47:15-25 And when money failed in the land of Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, all the Egyptians came to Joseph, and said, Give us bread...

Leviticus 25:35-39 And if your brother be waxen poor, and fallen in decay with you; then you shall relieve him: yes, though he be a stranger...

Deuteronomy 15:7 If there be among you a poor man of one of your brothers within any of your gates in your land which the LORD your God gives you...

because

Malachi 3:8-11 Will a man rob God? Yet you have robbed me. But you say, Wherein have we robbed you? In tithes and offerings...

Cross References
Nehemiah 5:2
For there were those who said, "With our sons and our daughters, we are many. So let us get grain, that we may eat and keep alive."

Nehemiah 5:4
And there were those who said, "We have borrowed money for the king's tax on our fields and our vineyards.

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