Nehemiah 5:15 NIV

15 But the earlier governors--those preceding me--placed a heavy burden on the people and took forty shekelsa of silver from them in addition to food and wine. Their assistants also lorded it over the people. But out of reverence for God1 I did not act like that.

References for Nehemiah 5:15

    • a 5:15 - That is, about 1 pound (about 0.5 kilogram)