New American Standard Bible
I also applied myself to the work on this wall; we did not buy any land, and all my servants were gathered there for the work.
King James Bible
Yea, also I continued in the work of this wall, neither bought we any land: and all my servants were gathered thither unto the work.
Darby Bible Translation
Yea, also I applied myself to this work of the wall, and we bought no fields; and all my servants were gathered thither for the work.
World English Bible
Yes, also I continued in the work of this wall, neither bought we any land: and all my servants were gathered there to the work.
Young's Literal Translation
And also, in the work of this wall I have done mightily, even a field we have not bought, and all my servants are gathered there for the work;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
I continued ... land - i. e. - "I took my share in the work of the wall, as general superintendent. I did not take advantage of the general poverty to buy poor men's plots of ground."
LibraryThe Last Days of the Old Eastern World
The Median wars--The last native dynasties of Egypt--The Eastern world on the eve of the Macedonian conquest. [Drawn by Boudier, from one of the sarcophagi of Sidon, now in the Museum of St. Irene. The vignette, which is by Faucher-Gudin, represents the sitting cyno-cephalus of Nectanebo I., now in the Egyptian Museum at the Vatican.] Darius appears to have formed this project of conquest immediately after his first victories, when his initial attempts to institute satrapies had taught him not …
G. Maspero—History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 9
But the former governors who were before me laid burdens on the people and took from them bread and wine besides forty shekels of silver; even their servants domineered the people. But I did not do so because of the fear of God.
Moreover, there were at my table one hundred and fifty Jews and officials, besides those who came to us from the nations that were around us.
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