Nehemiah 5:1515The former governors who were before me laid heavy burdens on the people and took from them for their daily ration ▼
▼Compare Vulgate; Hebrew took from them with food and wine afterwardforty shekels ▼
▼A shekel was about 2/5 ounce or 11 gramsof silver. Even their servants lorded it over the people. But I did not do so, cbecause of the fear of God.
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