Nehemiah 5:15

15The 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 afterward
forty shekels
A  shekel was about 2/5 ounce or 11 grams
of 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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