and then accused the nobles and officials.
I told them,
"You are exacting usury from your own countrymen!"
So I called together a large meeting
to deal with them, and said:
"As far as possible,
we have bought back our Jewish brothers
who were sold to the Gentiles.
Now you are selling your brothers,
only for them to be sold back to us!"
They kept quiet,
because they could find nothing to say.
So I continued,
"What you are doing is not right.
Shouldn't you walk in the fear of our GOD
to avoid the reproach of our Gentile enemies?"
~ Nehemiah 5