Still others were saying, “We have borrowed money to pay the king’s tax(A) on our fields and vineyards.(B) We and our children are just like our countrymen and their children, yet we are subjecting our sons and daughters to slavery.(C) Some of our daughters are already enslaved,(D) but we are powerless[a] because our fields and vineyards belong to others.”

I became extremely angry(E) when I heard their outcry and these complaints.

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Footnotes

  1. Nehemiah 5:5 Lit but there is not the power in our hand

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