New American Standard Bible
There were others who said, "We are mortgaging our fields, our vineyards and our houses that we might 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.
Darby Bible Translation
And there were that said, We have had to pledge our fields, and our vineyards, and our houses, that we might procure corn in the dearth.
World English Bible
Some also there were that said, "We are mortgaging our fields, and our vineyards, and our houses. Let us get grain, because of the famine."
Young's Literal Translation
And there are who are saying, 'Our fields, and our vineyards, and our houses, we are pledging, and we receive corn for the famine.'
Nehemiah 5:3 Parallel
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
For there were those who said, "We, our sons and our daughters are many; therefore let us get grain that we may eat and live."
Also there were those who said, "We have borrowed money for the king's tax on our fields and our vineyards.
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