10 Even I, as well as my brothers and my servants, have been lending them money and grain. Please, let us stop charging this interest.[a] 11 Return their fields, vineyards, olive groves, and houses to them immediately, along with the percentage[b] of the money, grain, new wine, and olive oil(A) that you have been assessing them.”

12 They responded: “We will return these things and require nothing more from them.(B) We will do as you say.”

So I summoned the priests and made everyone take an oath(C) to do this.

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Footnotes

  1. Nehemiah 5:10 Or us forgive these debts
  2. Nehemiah 5:11 Lit hundredth

At that time, when you call, the Lord will answer;(A)
when you cry out, He will say, ‘Here I am.’
If you get rid of the yoke among you,[a]
the finger-pointing and malicious speaking,(B)

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 58:9 Lit yoke from your midst

The People and Their Slaves

This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord after King Zedekiah made a covenant with all the people who were in Jerusalem to proclaim freedom(A) to them,

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