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the guard which followed me, none of us put off our clothes, saving that
every one put them off for washing.
NEH 5:1 And there was a great cry of the people and of their wives
against their brethren the Jews.
NEH 5:2 For there were that said, We, our sons, and our daughters, are
many: therefore we take up corn for them, that we may eat, and live.
NEH 5:3 Some also there were that said, We have mortgaged our lands,
vineyards, and houses, that we might buy corn, because of the dearth.
NEH 5:4 There were also that said, We have borrowed money for the
king's tribute, and that upon our lands and vineyards.
NEH 5:5 Yet now our flesh is as the flesh of our brethren, our children
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