Nehemiah 5:18

Nehemiah 5:18

Now that which was prepared for me daily was one ox and six
choice sheep
Or fat ones; of beef and mutton a considerable quantity, abundantly sufficient for his guests and servants, and shows what a good table he kept:

also fowls were prepared for me;
what number is not said:

and once in ten days store of all sorts of wine;
the country afforded; that is, either once in ten days his stock of wine was renewed, or a more liberal entertainment was made, a banquet of wine, ( Esther 5:6 ) ,

yet for all this required not I the bread of the governor;
the salary that used to be given him, but did this at his own expense, out of his own estate in Judea; or what he had got by his office as cupbearer to the king of Persia, the salary of which perhaps was continued:

because the bondage was heavy upon the people;
the tribute of the king of Persia, and their labour and expense in building the walls of the city.