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).