|Overview - Nehemiah 5|
|1||The Jews complain of their debt, mortgage, and bondage.|
|6||Nehemiah rebukes the usurers, and causes them to make a covenant of restitution.|
|14||He forbears his own allowance, and keeps hospitality.|
Nehemiah 5:15 (King James Version)
But the former governors that had been before me were chargeable unto the people, and had taken of them bread and wine, beside forty shekels of silver; yea, even their servants bare rule over the people: but so did not I, because of the fear of God.