Nehemiah 5:2

Overview - Nehemiah 5
The Jews complain of their debt, mortgage, and bondage.
Nehemiah rebukes the usurers, and causes them to make a covenant of restitution.
14 He forbears his own allowance, and keeps hospitality.
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Nehemiah 5:2  (King James Version)
For there were that said, We, our sons, and our daughters, are many: therefore we take up corn for them, that we may eat, and live.

We, our sons
Psalms 127:3-5 ; 128:2-4 Malachi 2:2

we take up corn
Genesis 41:57 ; 42:2 43:8