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Nehemiah 5:15

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15 The former governors who were before me laid heavy burdens on the people and took from them for their daily ration2 forty shekels3 of silver. Even their servants lorded it over the people. But I did not do so, wbecause of the fear of God.

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Compare Vulgate; Hebrew took from them for food and wine after


A shekel was about 2/5 ounce or 11 grams