Nehemiah 5

Jews charged other Jews interest on loans and even enslaved some. Nehemiah rebukes them and they repent.

  • Compare verse 7 with Exodus 22:25; Leviticus 25:36; and Deuteronomy 23:19.
  • Note the contrasting motivations for living in verses 9, 15.
  • How did the fear of the Lord control Nehemiah’s life?