Parallel Verses

World English Bible

But the former governors who were before me were supported by the people, and took bread and wine from them, besides forty shekels of silver; yes, even their servants ruled over the people: but I didn't do so, because of the fear of God.

New American Standard Bible

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.

King James Version

But the former governors that had been before me were chargeable unto the people, and had taken of them bread and wine, beside forty shekels of silver; yea, even their servants bare rule over the people: but so did not I, because of the fear of God.

Holman Bible

The governors who preceded me had heavily burdened the people, taking food and wine from them, as well as a pound of silver. Their subordinates also oppressed the people, but I didn’t do this, because of the fear of God.

International Standard Version

Nevertheless, the former governors before me placed a heavy burden on the people. They received food and wine, plus a tax of 40 shekels of silver. Even their young men took advantage of the people, but I never did so because I feared God.

A Conservative Version

But the former governors who were before me charged the people, and took bread and wine from them, besides forty shekels of silver. Yes, even their servants bore rule over the people. But I did not so, because of the fear of God.

American Standard Version

But the former governors that were before me were chargeable unto the people, and took of them bread and wine, besides forty shekels of silver; yea, even their servants bare rule over the people: but so did not I, because of the fear of God.

Amplified

But the former governors who were [in office] before me put heavy burdens on the people and took food and wine from them in addition to forty shekels of silver [as an excessive monthly salary]; even their servants assumed authority over the people. But I did not do so because of the [reverent] fear of God.

Bible in Basic English

But earlier rulers who were before me made the people responsible for their upkeep, and took from them bread and wine at the rate of forty shekels of silver; and even their servants were lords over the people: but I did not do so, because of the fear of God.

Darby Translation

But the former governors that were before me had been chargeable to the people, and had taken of them bread and wine, besides forty shekels of silver: even their servants bore rule over the people. But I did not so, because of the fear of God.

Julia Smith Translation

And the former prefects that were before me made heavy upon the people, and they will take from them in bread and wine, the last silver forty shekels; also their young men ruled over the people: and I did not thus from the face of the fear of God.

King James 2000

But the former governors that had been before me laid burdens upon the people, and had taken of them food and wine, besides forty shekels of silver; yea, even their servants bore rule over the people: but so did not I, because of the fear of God.

Lexham Expanded Bible

The former governors who were before me laid burdens on the people, and they took food and wine from them, besides forty shekels. Also, their servants controlled the people, but I did not do so because of the fear of God.

Modern King James verseion

But the former governors that had been before me were too heavy upon the people, and had taken bread and wine from them, besides forty shekels of silver. Yes, even their servants bore rule over the people. But I did not do this, because of the fear of God.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For the old captains that were before me, had been chargeable unto the people, and had taken of them bread and wine, and forty sicles of silver: yea and their servants had oppressed the people. But so did not I, and that because of the fear of God.

NET Bible

But the former governors who preceded me had burdened the people and had taken food and wine from them, in addition to forty shekels of silver. Their associates were also domineering over the people. But I did not behave in this way, due to my fear of God.

New Heart English Bible

But the former governors who were before me were supported by the people, and took bread and wine from them, besides forty shekels of silver; yes, even their servants ruled over the people: but I did not do so, because of the fear of God.

The Emphasized Bible

whereas, the former pashas, who were before me, suffered themselves to be a burden upon the people, and took from them in bread and wine, besides forty shekels of silver, even, their young men, bare rule over the people, - but, I, did not so, because of the fear of God.

Webster

But the former governors, that had been before me were chargeable to the people, and had taken of them bread and wine, besides forty shekels of silver; yes, even their servants bore rule over the people: but so did not I, because of the fear of God.

Youngs Literal Translation

the former governors who are before me have made themselves heavy on the people, and take of them in bread and wine, besides in silver forty shekels; also, their servants have ruled over the people -- and I have not done so, because of the fear of God.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
But the former
ראשׁן ראשׁון 
Ri'shown 
Usage: 182

פּחה 
Pechah 
Usage: 28

פּנים 
Paniym 
Usage: 2119

כּבד כּבד 
Kabad 
Usage: 114

unto the people
עם 
`am 
Usage: 1867

and had taken
לקח 
Laqach 
Usage: 966

of them bread
לחם 
Lechem 
Usage: 298

and wine
יין 
Yayin 
Usage: 140

אחר 
'achar 
Usage: 488

ארבּעים 
'arba`iym 
Usage: 136

שׁקל 
Sheqel 
Usage: 88

of silver
כּסף 
Keceph 
Usage: 403

גּם 
Gam 
also, as, even, again, and,
Usage: 761

נער 
Na`ar 
Usage: 239

שׁלט 
Shalat 
Usage: 8

over the people
עם 
`am 
Usage: 1867

but so did

Usage: 0

not I, because
פּנים 
Paniym 
Usage: 2119

of the fear
יראה 
Yir'ah 
Usage: 45

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Context Readings

Nehemiah Denies His Allotment

14 Moreover from the time that I was appointed to be their governor in the land of Judah, from the twentieth year even to the two and thirtieth year of Artaxerxes the king, [that is], twelve years, I and my brothers have not eaten the bread of the governor. 15 But the former governors who were before me were supported by the people, and took bread and wine from them, besides forty shekels of silver; yes, even their servants ruled over the people: but I didn't do so, because of the fear of God. 16 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.


Cross References

Nehemiah 5:9

Also I said, "The thing that you do is not good. Ought you not to walk in the fear of our God, because of the reproach of the nations our enemies?

Job 31:23

For calamity from God is a terror to me. Because his majesty, I can do nothing.

Matthew 5:47

If you only greet your friends, what more do you do than others? Don't even the tax collectors do the same?

1 Samuel 2:15-17

Yes, before they burnt the fat, the priest's servant came, and said to the man who sacrificed, "Give meat to roast for the priest; for he will not accept boiled meat from you, but raw."

1 Samuel 8:15

He will take the tenth of your seed, and of your vineyards, and give to his officers, and to his servants.

Psalm 112:1

Praise Yah! Blessed is the man who fears Yahweh, who delights greatly in his commandments.

Psalm 147:11

Yahweh takes pleasure in those who fear him, in those who hope in his loving kindness.

Proverbs 16:6

By mercy and truth iniquity is atoned for. By the fear of Yahweh men depart from evil.

Proverbs 29:12

If a ruler listens to lies, all of his officials are wicked.

Ecclesiastes 12:13-14

This is the end of the matter. All has been heard. Fear God, and keep his commandments; for this is the whole duty of man.

Isaiah 50:10

Who is among you who fears Yahweh, who obeys the voice of his servant? He who walks in darkness, and has no light, let him trust in the name of Yahweh, and rely on his God.

Luke 18:2-4

saying, "There was a judge in a certain city who didn't fear God, and didn't respect man.

2 Corinthians 11:9

When I was present with you and was in need, I wasn't a burden on anyone, for the brothers, when they came from Macedonia, supplied the measure of my need. In everything I kept myself from being burdensome to you, and I will continue to do so.

2 Corinthians 12:13

For what is there in which you were made inferior to the rest of the assemblies, unless it is that I myself was not a burden to you? Forgive me this wrong.

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