Nehemiah 2:12; Nehemiah 2:14; Nehemiah 9:37; Nehemiah 10:36
And I arose in the night, I and some few men with me; neither told I any man what my God had put in my heart to do at Jerusalem: neither was there any beast with me, save the beast that I rode upon .
Then I went on to the gate of the fountain, and to the king's pool: but there was no place for the beast that was under me to pass .
And it yieldeth much increase unto the kings whom thou hast set over us because of our sins: also they have dominion over our bodies, and over our cattle, at their pleasure, and we are in great distress.
Also the firstborn of our sons, and of our cattle, as it is written in the law, and the firstlings of our herds and of our flocks, to bring to the house of our God, unto the priests that minister in the house of our God: