Nehemiah 10:32

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Nehemiah 10:32  (King James Version)
Also we made ordinances for us, to charge ourselves yearly with the third part of a shekel for the service of the house of our God;

to charge
Genesis 28:22 ; Proverbs 3:9

the third part
According to the law, every one above twenty years of age was to give half a shekel to the sanctuary for a ransom for their souls. But, on account of the general poverty of the people, occasioned by their wars, and captivity, and by heavy tributes, etc., in the land of their captivity, this sum was reduced to the third part of a shekel.
Exodus 30:11-16 ; Matthew 17:24-27 ; 2 Corinthians 8:12