15 The former governors who were before me laid heavy burdens on the people and took from them for their daily rationa forty shekelsb of silver. Even their servants lorded it over the people. But I did not do so, 1because of the fear of God.

References for Nehemiah 5:15

    • q 5:15 - Compare Vulgate; Hebrew took from them with food and wine afterward
    • r 5:15 - A shekel was about 2/5 ounce or 11 grams