New International Version
I and my brothers and my men are also lending the people money and grain. But let us stop charging interest!
King James Bible
I likewise, and my brethren, and my servants, might exact of them money and corn: I pray you, let us leave off this usury.
Darby Bible Translation
I also, my brethren and my servants, we might exact usury of them, money and corn. I pray you, let us leave off this usury.
World English Bible
I likewise, my brothers and my servants, lend them money and grain. Please let us stop this usury.
Young's Literal Translation
And also, I, my brethren, and my servants, are exacting of them silver and corn; let us leave off, I pray you, this usury.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Ought ye not to walk in the fear of our God - If ye wish to accredit that religion ye profess which comes from the God of justice and mercy; should you not, in the sight of the heathen, abstain from injustice and cruelty? Can they credit your profession, when they see such practices? The inconsistent conduct of some professors of religion does much harm in the Church of God.
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I pray you
LibraryAn Ancient Nonconformist
'... So did not I, because of the fear of God.'--Neh. v. 15. I do not suppose that the ordinary Bible-reader knows very much about Nehemiah. He is one of the neglected great men of Scripture. He was no prophet, he had no glowing words, he had no lofty visions, he had no special commission, he did not live in the heroic age. There was a certain harshness and dryness; a tendency towards what, when it was more fully developed, became Pharisaism, in the man, which somewhat covers the essential nobleness …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Influences that Gave Rise to the Priestly Laws and Histories
So I continued, "What you are doing is not right. Shouldn't you walk in the fear of our God to avoid the reproach of our Gentile enemies?
Give back to them immediately their fields, vineyards, olive groves and houses, and also the interest you are charging them--one percent of the money, grain, new wine and olive oil."
"Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke?
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