Nehemiah 5:7
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English Standard Version
I took counsel with myself, and I brought charges against the nobles and the officials. I said to them, “You are exacting interest, each from his brother.” And I held a great assembly against them

King James Bible
Then I consulted with myself, and I rebuked the nobles, and the rulers, and said unto them, Ye exact usury, every one of his brother. And I set a great assembly against them.

American Standard Version
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.

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

English Revised Version
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.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

Nehemiah 5:7 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The people complain of oppression. - Nehemiah 5:1 There arose a great cry of the people and of their wives against their brethren the Jews, i.e., as appears from what follows (Nehemiah 5:7), against the nobles and rulers, therefore against the richer members of the community. This cry is more particularly stated in Nehemiah 5:2, where the malcontents are divided into three classes by וישׁ, Nehemiah 5:2, Nehemiah 5:3, Nehemiah 5:4.

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I consulted with myself. Heb. my heart consulted in me

Psalm 4:4 Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart on your bed, and be still. Selah.

Psalm 27:8 When you said, Seek you my face; my heart said to you, Your face, LORD, will I seek.

I rebuked

Leviticus 19:15 You shall do no unrighteousness in judgment: you shall not respect the person of the poor, nor honor the person of the mighty...

2 Chronicles 19:6,7 And said to the judges, Take heed what you do: for you judge not for man, but for the LORD, who is with you in the judgment...

Psalm 82:1-4 God stands in the congregation of the mighty; he judges among the gods...

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

2 Corinthians 5:16 Why from now on know we no man after the flesh: yes, though we have known Christ after the flesh...

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

1 Timothy 5:20 Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear.

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

Ye exact usury

Exodus 22:25 If you lend money to any of my people that is poor by you, you shall not be to him as an usurer, neither shall you lay on him usury.

Leviticus 25:36 Take you no usury of him, or increase: but fear your God; that your brother may live with you.

Deuteronomy 15:2,3 And this is the manner of the release: Every creditor that lends ought to his neighbor shall release it...

Deuteronomy 23:19,20 You shall not lend on usury to your brother; usury of money, usury of victuals, usury of any thing that is lent on usury...

Deuteronomy 24:10-13 When you do lend your brother any thing, you shall not go into his house to fetch his pledge...

Psalm 15:1,5 Lord, who shall abide in your tabernacle? who shall dwell in your holy hill...

Ezekiel 22:12 In you have they taken gifts to shed blood; you have taken usury and increase...

Ezekiel 45:9 Thus said the Lord GOD; Let it suffice you, O princes of Israel: remove violence and spoil, and execute judgment and justice...

I set a great assembly

2 Chronicles 28:9-13 But a prophet of the LORD was there, whose name was Oded: and he went out before the host that came to Samaria, and said to them...

Matthew 18:17 And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it to the church: but if he neglect to hear the church...

Cross References
Exodus 22:25
"If you lend money to any of my people with you who is poor, you shall not be like a moneylender to him, and you shall not exact interest from him.

Leviticus 25:36
Take no interest from him or profit, but fear your God, that your brother may live beside you.

Deuteronomy 23:19
"You shall not charge interest on loans to your brother, interest on money, interest on food, interest on anything that is lent for interest.

Deuteronomy 23:20
You may charge a foreigner interest, but you may not charge your brother interest, that the LORD your God may bless you in all that you undertake in the land that you are entering to take possession of it.

Psalm 109:11
May the creditor seize all that he has; may strangers plunder the fruits of his toil!

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