Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

I consulted with myself and contended with the nobles and the rulers and said to them, “You are exacting usury, each from his brother!” Therefore, I held a great assembly against them.

King James Version

Then I consulted with myself, and I rebuked the nobles, and the rulers, and said unto them, Ye exact usury, every one of his brother. And I set a great assembly against them.

Holman Bible

After seriously considering the matter, I accused the nobles and officials, saying to them, “Each of you is charging his countrymen interest.” So I called a large assembly against them

International Standard Version

So after thinking it over carefully, I accused the officials and nobles openly, "Every one of you is charging your fellow countrymen interest!" So I opened a public investigation against them.

A Conservative Version

Then I consulted with myself, and contended with the ranking men and the rulers, and said to them, Ye exact usury, everyone of his brother. And I held a great assembly against them.

American Standard Version

Then I consulted with myself, and contended with the nobles and the rulers, and said unto them, Ye exact usury, every one of his brother. And I held a great assembly against them.

Amplified

I thought it over and then challenged the nobles and the rulers. I said to them, “You are exacting usury (excessive interest) from your own brother (relative).” So I held a great assembly to confront them.

Bible in Basic English

And after turning it over in my mind, I made a protest to the chiefs and the rulers, and said to them, Every one of you is taking interest from his countryman. And I got together a great meeting of protest.

Darby Translation

And I consulted with myself; and I remonstrated with the nobles and the rulers, and said to them, Ye exact usury, every one of his brother! And I set a great assembly against them.

Julia Smith Translation

And my heart will take counsel to me, and I shall contend with the nobles and the prefects, and say to them, Ye impose a debt each upon his brother. And I shall give a great convocation against them.

King James 2000

Then I consulted with myself, and I rebuked the nobles, and the rulers, and said unto them, you exact interest, every one from his brother. And I held a great assembly against them.

Lexham Expanded Bible

I thought over this in my heart, and then I quarreled with the nobles and the prefects. I said to them, "You yourselves are taking interest from your own brother!" So I called the great assembly against them,

Modern King James verseion

And my heart within myself ruled, and I rebuked the nobles and the rulers, and said to them, You exact interest, each one from his brother. And I held a great gathering against them.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

and I advised so in my mind, that I rebuked the councilors and the rulers, and said unto them, "Will ye require usury one of another?" And I brought a great congregation against them,

NET Bible

I considered these things carefully and then registered a complaint with the wealthy and the officials. I said to them, "Each one of you is seizing the collateral from your own countrymen!" Because of them I called for a great public assembly.

New Heart English Bible

Then I consulted with myself, and contended with the nobles and the rulers, and said to them, "You exact usury, everyone of his brother." I held a great assembly against them.

The Emphasized Bible

So my heart took counsel unto me and I contended with the nobles and with the deputies, and said to them, A loan on interest - every man to his brother, are ye making, - So I appointed over them a great assembly;

Webster

Then I consulted with myself, and I rebuked the nobles, and the rulers, and said to them, Ye exact interest, every one of his brother. And I set a great assembly against them.

World English Bible

Then I consulted with myself, and contended with the nobles and the rulers, and said to them, "You exact usury, everyone of his brother." I held a great assembly against them.

Youngs Literal Translation

and my heart reigneth over me, and I strive with the freemen, and with the prefects, and say to them, 'Usury one upon another ye are exacting;' and I set against them a great assembly,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
מלך 
Malak 
Usage: 350

and I rebuked
רוּב ריבo 
Riyb 
Usage: 66

the nobles
חור חר 
Chor 
Usage: 13

and the rulers
סגן 
Cagan 
Usage: 17

and said

Usage: 0

נשׁה 
Nashah 
Usage: 12

משּׁא 
Mashsha' 
Usage: 3

אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

אח 
'ach 
Usage: 629

And I set
נתן 
Nathan 
Usage: 2011

a great
גּדל גּדול 
Gadowl 
Usage: 528

קהלּה 
Q@hillah 
Usage: 2

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Context Readings

Nehemiah Deals With Strife

6 Then I was very angry when I had heard their outcry and these words. 7 I consulted with myself and contended with the nobles and the rulers and said to them, “You are exacting usury, each from his brother!” Therefore, I held a great assembly against them. 8 I said to them, “We according to our ability have redeemed our Jewish brothers who were sold to the nations; now would you even sell your brothers that they may be sold to us?” Then they were silent and could not find a word to say.



Cross References

Exodus 22:25

If you lend money to My people, to the poor among you, you are not to act as a creditor to him; you shall not charge him interest.

Leviticus 25:36

Do not take usurious interest from him, but revere your God, that your countryman may live with you.

Deuteronomy 23:19-20

You shall not charge interest to your countrymen: interest on money, food, or anything that may be loaned at interest.

Deuteronomy 24:10-13

When you make your neighbor a loan of any sort, you shall not enter his house to take his pledge.

Psalm 15:5

He does not put out his money at interest,
Nor does he take a bribe against the innocent.
He who does these things will never be shaken.

Ezekiel 22:12

In you they have taken bribes to shed blood; you have taken interest and profits, and you have injured your neighbors for gain by oppression, and you have forgotten Me,” declares the Lord God.

Leviticus 19:15

You shall do no injustice in judgment; you shall not be partial to the poor nor defer to the great, but you are to judge your neighbor fairly.

Deuteronomy 15:2-3

This is the manner of remission: every creditor shall release what he has loaned to his neighbor; he shall not exact it of his neighbor and his brother, because the Lord’s remission has been proclaimed.

2 Chronicles 19:6-7

He said to the judges, “Consider what you are doing, for you do not judge for man but for the Lord who is with you when you render judgment.

2 Chronicles 28:9-13

But a prophet of the Lord was there, whose name was Oded; and he went out to meet the army which came to Samaria and said to them, “Behold, because the Lord, the God of your fathers, was angry with Judah, He has delivered them into your hand, and you have slain them in a rage which has even reached heaven.

Psalm 4:4

Tremble, and do not sin;
Meditate in your heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah.

Psalm 15:1

A Psalm of David.
O Lord, who may abide in Your tent?
Who may dwell on Your holy hill?

Psalm 27:8

When You said, “Seek My face,” my heart said to You,
“Your face, O Lord, I shall seek.”

Psalm 82:1-4

A Psalm of Asaph.
God takes His stand in His own congregation;
He judges in the midst of the rulers.

Proverbs 27:5

Better is open rebuke
Than love that is concealed.

Ezekiel 45:9

‘Thus says the Lord God, “Enough, you princes of Israel; put away violence and destruction, and practice justice and righteousness. Stop your expropriations from My people,” declares the Lord God.

Matthew 18:17

If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector.

2 Corinthians 5:16

Therefore from now on we recognize no one according to the flesh; even though we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet now we know Him in this way no longer.

Galatians 2:11

But when Cephas came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he stood condemned.

1 Timothy 5:20

Those who continue in sin, rebuke in the presence of all, so that the rest also will be fearful of sinning.

Titus 2:15

These things speak and exhort and reprove with all authority. Let no one disregard you.

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