16 Instead, I devoted myself to the work on this wall. All my men were assembled there for the work; wea did not acquire any land.

Read Nehemiah 5:16 Using Other Translations

Yea, also I continued in the work of this wall, neither bought we any land: and all my servants were gathered thither unto the work.
I also persevered in the work on this wall, and we acquired no land, and all my servants were gathered there for the work.
I also devoted myself to working on the wall and refused to acquire any land. And I required all my servants to spend time working on the wall.