(1) naghas (Deuteronomy 15:2,3; 2 Kings 23:35; Isaiah 58:3), to secure by force or pressure interest or money for tribute, and perhaps, in Isaiah 58:3, labor or toil; but compare the Revised Version, margin "oppress all your laborers"; probably better with a slight change of text, "exact money lent on pledges" (reading for `abhoT beyedhekhem, `atstsebhekhem).
(2) nasha', or nashah (Nehemiah 5:7,10,11 (the King James Version not the Revised Version (British and American)) Job 11:6 (but see below); Psalms 89:22), to demand interest, to be a harsh and importunate creditor, a practice which Nehemiah asks the Jews to forego. Job 11:6 better with the Revised Version, margin for "exact," "causeth to be forgotten."
(3) yotse' (2 Kings 15:20 (if text is correct)). Menahem secured the tribute which the king of Assyria demanded by levying a tax on the chief men of his kingdom.
Walter R. Betteridge
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