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Nehemiah 5:1-3

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Nehemiah Intervenes on behalf of the Oppressed

5:1 Then there was a great outcry from the people and their wives against their fellow Jews. 1  5:2 There were those who said, “With our sons and daughters, we are many. We must obtain 2  grain in order to eat and stay alive.” 5:3 There were others who said, “We are putting up our fields, our vineyards, and our houses as collateral in order to obtain grain during the famine.”

1 tn Heb “their brothers the Jews.”

2 tn Heb “take” (so also in v. 3).



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