Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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 And I was very angry when I heard their cry and these words. 7 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. 8 And I said unto them, We after our ability have redeemed our brethren the Jews, that were sold unto the nations; and would ye even sell your brethren, and should they be sold unto us? Then held they their peace, and found never a word.



Cross References

Exodus 22:25

If thou lend money to any of my people with thee that is poor, thou shalt not be to him as a creditor; neither shall ye lay upon him interest.

Leviticus 25:36

Take thou no interest of him or increase, but fear thy God; that thy brother may live with thee.

Deuteronomy 23:19-20

Thou shalt not lend upon interest to thy brother; interest of money, interest of victuals, interest of anything that is lent upon interest:

Deuteronomy 24:10-13

When thou dost lend thy neighbor any manner of loan, thou shalt not go into his house to fetch his pledge.

Psalm 15:5

He that putteth not out his money to interest, Nor taketh reward against the innocent. He that doeth these things shall never be moved.

Ezekiel 22:12

In thee have they taken bribes to shed blood; thou hast taken interest and increase, and thou hast greedily gained of thy neighbors by oppression, and hast forgotten me, saith the Lord Jehovah.

Leviticus 19:15

Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment: thou shalt not respect the person of the poor, nor honor the person of the mighty; but in righteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbor.

Deuteronomy 15:2-3

And this is the manner of the release: every creditor shall release that which he hath lent unto his neighbor; he shall not exact it of his neighbor and his brother; because Jehovah's release hath been proclaimed.

2 Chronicles 19:6-7

and said to the judges, Consider what ye do: for ye judge not for man, but for Jehovah; and he is with you in the judgment.

2 Chronicles 28:9-13

But a prophet of Jehovah was there, whose name was Oded: and he went out to meet the host that came to Samaria, and said unto them, Behold, because Jehovah, the God of your fathers, was wroth with Judah, he hath delivered them into your hand, and ye have slain them in a rage which hath reached up to heaven.

Psalm 4:4

Stand in awe, and sin not: Commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah

Psalm 15:1

Jehovah, who shall sojourn in thy tabernacle? Who shall dwell in thy holy hill?

Psalm 27:8

When thou saidst , Seek ye my face; My heart said unto thee, Thy face, Jehovah, will I seek.

Psalm 82:1-4

God standeth in the congregation of God; He judgeth among the gods.

Proverbs 27:5

Better is open rebuke Than love that is hidden.

Ezekiel 45:9

Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Let it suffice you, O princes of Israel: remove violence and spoil, and execute justice and righteousness; take away your exactions from my people, saith the Lord Jehovah.

Matthew 18:17

And if he refuse to hear them, tell it unto the church: and if he refuse to hear the church also, let him be unto thee as the Gentile and the publican.

2 Corinthians 5:16

Wherefore we henceforth know no man after the flesh: even though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now we know him so no more.

Galatians 2:11

But when Cephas came to Antioch, I resisted him to the face, because he stood condemned.

1 Timothy 5:20

Them that sin reprove in the sight of all, that the rest also may be in fear.

Titus 2:15

These things speak and exhort and reprove with all authority. Let no man despise thee.

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