Parallel Verses

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,

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 rebuked the nobles and officials. I told them, You are exacting interest from your own kinsmen. And I held a great assembly against 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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Then I meditated unto myself, and I rebuked the principals and the rulers and said unto them, Does each one of you exact usury 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.

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 it is very displeasing to me when I have heard their cry and these words, 7 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, 8 and say to them, 'We have acquired our brethren the Jews, those sold to the nations, according to the ability that is in us, and ye also sell your brethren, and they have been sold to us!' and they are silent, and have not found a word.



Cross References

Exodus 22:25

'If thou dost lend My poor people with thee money, thou art not to him as a usurer; thou dost not lay on him usury;

Leviticus 25:36

thou takest no usury from him, or increase; and thou hast been afraid of thy God; and thy brother hath lived with thee;

Deuteronomy 23:19-20

'Thou dost not lend in usury to thy brother; usury of money, usury of food, usury of anything which is lent on usury.

Deuteronomy 24:10-13

'When thou liftest up on thy brother a debt of anything, thou dost not go in unto his house to obtain his pledge;

Psalm 15:5

His silver he hath not given in usury, And a bribe against the innocent Hath not taken; Whoso is doing these is not moved to the age!

Ezekiel 22:12

A bribe they have taken in thee to shed blood, Usury and increase thou hast taken, And cuttest off thy neighbour by oppression, And Me thou hast forgotten, An affirmation of the Lord Jehovah!

Leviticus 19:15

'Ye do not do perversity in judgment; thou dost not lift up the face of the poor, nor honour the face of the great; in righteousness thou dost judge thy fellow.

Deuteronomy 15:2-3

and this is the matter of the release: Every owner of a loan is to release his hand which he doth lift up against his neighbour, he doth not exact of his neighbour and of his brother, but hath proclaimed a release to Jehovah;

2 Chronicles 19:6-7

and saith unto the judges, 'See what ye are doing -- for not for man do ye judge, but for Jehovah, who is with you in the matter of judgment;

2 Chronicles 28:9-13

And there hath been there a prophet of Jehovah (Oded is his name), and he goeth out before the host that hath come in to Samaria, and saith to them, 'Lo, in the fury of Jehovah God of your fathers against Judah, He hath given them into your hand, and ye slay among them in rage -- unto the heavens it hath come;

Psalm 4:4

Tremble ye, and do not sin;' Say ye thus in your heart on your bed, And be ye silent. Selah.

Psalm 15:1

A Psalm of David. Jehovah, who doth sojourn in Thy tent? Who doth dwell in Thy holy hill?

Psalm 27:8

To Thee said my heart 'They sought my face, Thy face, O Jehovah, I seek.'

Psalm 82:1-4

-- A Psalm of Asaph. God hath stood in the company of God, In the midst God doth judge.

Proverbs 27:5

Better is open reproof than hidden love.

Ezekiel 45:9

Thus said the Lord Jehovah: Enough to you -- princes of Israel; violence and spoil turn aside, and judgment and righteousness do; lift up your exactions from off My people -- an affirmation of the Lord Jehovah.

Matthew 18:17

And if he may not hear them, say it to the assembly, and if also the assembly he may not hear, let him be to thee as the heathen man and the tax-gatherer.

2 Corinthians 5:16

So that we henceforth have known no one according to the flesh, and even if we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet now we know him no more;

Galatians 2:11

And when Peter came to Antioch, to the face I stood up against him, because he was blameworthy,

1 Timothy 5:20

Those sinning, reprove before all, that the others also may have fear;

Titus 2:15

these things be speaking, and exhorting, and convicting, with all charge; let no one despise thee!

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