Nehemiah 5:1-5 RSV

1 Now there arose a great outcry of the people and of their wives against their Jewish brethren.
2 For there were those who said, "With our sons and our daughters, we are many; let us get grain, that we may eat and keep alive."
3 There were also those who said, "We are mortgaging our fields, our vineyards, and our houses to get grain because of the famine."
4 And there were those who said, "We have borrowed money for the king's tax upon our fields and our vineyards.
5 Now our flesh is as the flesh of our brethren, our children are as their children; yet we are forcing our sons and our daughters to be slaves, and some of our daughters have already been enslaved; but it is not in our power to help it, for other men have our fields and our vineyards."