Now 1there was a greatoutcry of the people and of their wivesagainst their 2Jewishbrothers.
For there were those whosaid, "We, our sons and our daughters are many ; therefore let us 3getgrain that we may eat and live."
3There were others whosaid, "We are mortgaging our fields, our vineyards and our houses that we might getgrain because of the famine."
Also there were those whosaid, "We have borrowedmoney4for the king'stax on our fields and our vineyards.
5"Now5our flesh is like the flesh of our brothers, our children like their children. Yet behold, 6we are forcing our sons and our daughters to be slaves, and some of our daughters are forced into bondage already, and awe are helpless because our fields and vineyards belong to others."