Nehemiah 5:4-6 International Children’s Bible (ICB)
4 And still others were saying, “We are having to borrow money. We have to pay the king’s tax on our fields and vineyards. 5 We are just like our fellow Jews. Our sons are like their sons. But we have to sell our sons and daughters as slaves. Some of our daughters have already been sold. But there is nothing we can do. Our fields and vineyards already belong to other people.”
6 When I heard their complaints about these things, I was very angry.