Nehemiah 5:9
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English Standard Version
So I said, “The thing that you are doing is not good. Ought you not to walk in the fear of our God to prevent the taunts of the nations our enemies?

King James Bible
Also I said, It is not good that ye do: ought ye not to walk in the fear of our God because of the reproach of the heathen our enemies?

American Standard Version
Also I said, The thing that ye do is not good: ought ye not to walk in the fear of our God, because of the reproach of the nations our enemies?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I said to them: The thing you do is not good: why walk you not in the fear of our God, that we be not exposed to the reproaches of the Gentiles our enemies?

English Revised Version
Also I said, The thing that ye do is not good: ought ye not to walk in the fear of our God, because of the reproach of the heathen our enemies?

Webster's Bible Translation
Also I said, That is not good which ye do: ought ye not to walk in the fear of our God because of the reproach of the heathen our enemies?

Nehemiah 5:9 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Others, who were indeed possessed of fields, vineyards, and houses, had been obliged to mortgage them, and could now reap nothing from them. ערב, to give as a pledge, to mortgage. The use of the participle denotes the continuance of the transaction, and is not to be rendered, We must mortgage our fields to procure corn; but, We have been obliged to mortgage them, and we desire to receive corn for our hunger, because of the dearth. For (1) the context shows that the act of mortgaging had already taken place, and was still continuing in force (we have been obliged to pledge them, and they are still pledged); and (2) נקחה must not be taken here in a different sense from Nehemiah 5:2, but means, We desire that corn may be furnished us, because of the dearth; not, that we may not be obliged to mortgage our lands, but because they are already mortgaged. בּרעב, too, does not necessarily presuppose a scarcity in consequence of a failure of crops or other circumstances, but only declares that they who had been obliged to pledge their fields were suffering from hunger.

Nehemiah 5:9 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

It is not

1 Samuel 2:24 No, my sons; for it is no good report that I hear: you make the LORD's people to transgress.

Proverbs 16:29 A violent man entices his neighbor, and leads him into the way that is not good.

Proverbs 17:26 Also to punish the just is not good, nor to strike princes for equity.

Proverbs 18:5 It is not good to accept the person of the wicked, to overthrow the righteous in judgment.

Proverbs 19:2 Also, that the soul be without knowledge, it is not good; and he that hastens with his feet sins.

Proverbs 24:23 These things also belong to the wise. It is not good to have respect of persons in judgment.

walk

Nehemiah 5:15 But the former governors that had been before me were chargeable to the people, and had taken of them bread and wine...

Genesis 20:11 And Abraham said, Because I thought, Surely the fear of God is not in this place; and they will slay me for my wife's sake.

Genesis 42:18 And Joseph said to them the third day, This do, and live; for I fear God:

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

Acts 9:31 Then had the churches rest throughout all Judaea and Galilee and Samaria, and were edified; and walking in the fear of the Lord...

reproach

Genesis 13:7,8 And there was a strife between the herdsmen of Abram's cattle and the herdsmen of Lot's cattle...

2 Samuel 12:14 However,, because by this deed you have given great occasion to the enemies of the LORD to blaspheme...

Ezekiel 36:20 And when they entered to the heathen, where they went, they profaned my holy name, when they said to them...

Romans 2:24 For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles through you, as it is written.

1 Timothy 5:14 I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house...

Titus 2:5 To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.

1 Peter 2:12 Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works...

Cross References
Nehemiah 4:4
Hear, O our God, for we are despised. Turn back their taunt on their own heads and give them up to be plundered in a land where they are captives.

Nehemiah 5:10
Moreover, I and my brothers and my servants are lending them money and grain. Let us abandon this exacting of interest.

Nehemiah 5:15
The former governors who were before me laid heavy burdens on the people and took from them for their daily ration forty shekels of silver. Even their servants lorded it over the people. But I did not do so, because of the fear of God.

Psalm 90:11
Who considers the power of your anger, and your wrath according to the fear of you?

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