Nehemiah 5:3-5; Nehemiah 5:11; Nehemiah 5:16; Nehemiah 11:25; Nehemiah 11:30; Nehemiah 12:29; Nehemiah 12:44
Some also there were that said , We have mortgaged our lands, vineyards, and houses, that we might buy corn, because of the dearth.
There were also that said , We have borrowed money for the king's tribute, and that upon our lands and vineyards.
Yet now our flesh is as the flesh of our brethren, our children as their children: and, lo, we bring into bondage our sons and our daughters to be servants, and some of our daughters are brought unto bondage already: neither is it in our power to redeem them; for other men have our lands and vineyards.
Restore , I pray you, to them, even this day, their lands, their vineyards, their oliveyards, and their houses, also the hundredth part of the money, and of the corn, the wine, and the oil, that ye exact of them.
Yea, also I continued in the work of this wall, neither bought we any land: and all my servants were gathered thither unto the work.
And for the villages, with their fields, some of the children of Judah dwelt at Kirjatharba, and in the villages thereof, and at Dibon, and in the villages thereof, and at Jekabzeel, and in the villages thereof,
Zanoah, Adullam, and in their villages, at Lachish, and the fields thereof, at Azekah, and in the villages thereof. And they dwelt from Beersheba unto the valley of Hinnom.
Also from the house of Gilgal , and out of the fields of Geba and Azmaveth: for the singers had builded them villages round about Jerusalem.
And at that time were some appointed over the chambers for the treasures, for the offerings, for the firstfruits, and for the tithes, to gather into them out of the fields of the cities the portions of the law for the priests and Levites: for Judah rejoiced for the priests and for the Levites that waited .