SEV Biblia, Chapter 5:15 Mas los primeros capitanes que fueron antes de mí, cargaron al pueblo, y tomaron de ellos por el pan y por el vino sobre cuarenta siclos de plata; a más de esto, sus criados se enseñoreaban sobre el pueblo; pero yo no hice así, a causa del temor de Dios.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 15. But the former governors, that had been before me, were chargeable to the people , etc.] Between him and Zerubbabel, for Ezra was no governor; according to the Jewish chronology f35 , when Ezra came to Jerusalem, Zerubbabel returned to Babylon, and there died, and his son Methullam was in his stead, and after him succeeded Hananiah his son: and had taken of them bread and wine, besides forty shekels of silver ; which amounted to between four and five pounds, and this they had every day: yea, even their servants bare rule over the people ; required a salary, or at least perquisites of them, which the governors connived at: but so did not I, because of the fear of God ; neither took anything himself of the people, nor suffered his servants; because the fear of God was upon his heart, and before his eyes, and therefore could not allow himself to oppress the poor.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 14-19 - Those who truly fear God, will not dare to do any thing cruel of unjust. Let all who are in public places remember that they are s placed to do good, not to enrich themselves. Nehemiah mentions it to God in prayer, not as if he had merited any favour from God, but to show that he depended upon God only, to make up to him what he had los and laid out for his honour. Nehemiah evidently spake and acted as on that knew himself to be a sinner. He did not mean to claim a reward a of debt, but in the manner that the Lord rewards a cup of cold wate given to a disciple for his sake. The fear and love of God in the heart, and true love of the brethren, will lead to every good work These are proper evidences of justifying faith; and our reconciled God will look upon persons of this character for good, according to all they have done for his people __________________________________________________________________
Original Hebrew והפחות 6346 הראשׁנים 7223 אשׁר 834 לפני 6440 הכבידו 3513 על 5921 העם 5971 ויקחו 3947 מהם 1992 בלחם 3899 ויין 3196 אחר 310 כסף 3701 שׁקלים 8255 ארבעים 705 גם 1571 נעריהם 5288 שׁלטו 7980 על 5921 העם 5971 ואני 589 לא 3808 עשׂיתי 6213 כן 3651 מפני 6440 יראת 3374 אלהים׃ 430