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EZRA 10:1 Now while Ezra prayed and made confession, weeping and casting himself down before the house of God, there was gathered together to him out of Israel a very great assembly of men and women and children; for the people wept very sore.
EZRA 10:2 Shecaniah the son of Jehiel, one of the sons of Elam, answered Ezra, We have trespassed against our God, and have married foreign women of the peoples of the land: yet now there is hope for Israel concerning this thing.
EZRA 10:3 Now therefore let us make a covenant with our God to put away all the wives, and such as are born of them, according to the counsel of my lord, and of those who tremble at the commandment of our God; and let it be done according to the law.
EZRA 10:4 Arise; for the matter belongs to you, and we are with you: be of good courage, and do it.
EZRA 10:5 Then arose Ezra, and made the chiefs of the priests, the Levites, and all Israel, to swear that they would do according to this word. So they swore.
EZRA 10:6 Then Ezra rose up from before the house of God, and went into the chamber of Jehohanan the son of Eliashib: and [when] he came there, he ate no bread, nor drink water; for he mourned because of the trespass of them of the captivity.
EZRA 10:7 They made proclamation throughout Judah and Jerusalem to all the children of the captivity, that they should gather themselves together to Jerusalem;
EZRA 10:8 and that whoever didn't come within three days, according to the counsel of the princes and the elders, all his substance should be forfeited, and himself separated from the assembly of the captivity.
EZRA 10:9 Then all the men of Judah and Benjamin gathered themselves together to Jerusalem within the three days; it was the ninth month, on the twentieth [day] of the month: and all the people sat in the broad place before the house of God, trembling because of this matter, and for the great rain.
EZRA 10:10 Ezra the priest stood up, and said to them, You have trespassed, and have married foreign women, to increase the guilt of Israel.
EZRA 10:11 Now therefore make confession to Yahweh, the God of your fathers, and do his pleasure; and separate yourselves from the peoples of the land, and from the foreign women.
EZRA 10:12 Then all the assembly answered with a loud voice, As you have said concerning us, so must we do.
EZRA 10:13 But the people are many, and it is a time of much rain, and we are not able to stand outside: neither is this a work of one day or two; for we have greatly transgressed in this matter.
EZRA 10:14 Let now our princes be appointed for all the assembly, and let all those who are in our cities who have married foreign women come at appointed times, and with them the elders of every city, and the judges of it, until the fierce wrath of our God be turned from us, until this matter be dispatched.
EZRA 10:15 Only Jonathan the son of Asahel and Jahzeiah the son of Tikvah stood up against this [matter]: and Meshullam and Shabbethai the Levite helped them.
EZRA 10:16 The children of the captivity did so. Ezra the priest, [with] certain heads of fathers' [houses], after their fathers' houses, and all of them by their names, were set apart; and they sat down in the first day of the tenth month to examine the matter.
EZRA 10:17 They made an end with all the men who had married foreign women by the first day of the first month.
EZRA 10:18 Among the sons of the priests there were found who had married foreign women: [namely], of the sons of Jeshua, the son of Jozadak, and his brothers, Maaseiah, and Eliezer, and Jarib, and Gedaliah.
EZRA 10:19 They gave their hand that they would put away their wives; and being guilty, [they offered] a ram of the flock for their guilt.
EZRA 10:20 Of the sons of Immer: Hanani and Zebadiah.
EZRA 10:21 Of the sons of Harim: Maaseiah, and Elijah, and Shemaiah, and Jehiel, and Uzziah.
EZRA 10:22 Of the sons of Pashhur: Elioenai, Maaseiah, Ishmael, Nethanel, Jozabad, and Elasah.
EZRA 10:23 Of the Levites: Jozabad, and Shimei, and Kelaiah (the same is Kelita), Pethahiah, Judah, and Eliezer.
EZRA 10:24 Of the singers: Eliashib. Of the porters: Shallum, and Telem, and Uri.
EZRA 10:25 Of Israel: Of the sons of Parosh: Ramiah, and Izziah, and Malchijah, and Mijamin, and Eleazar, and Malchijah, and Benaiah.
EZRA 10:26 Of the sons of Elam: Mattaniah, Zechariah, and Jehiel, and Abdi, and Jeremoth, and Elijah.
EZRA 10:27 Of the sons of Zattu: Elioenai, Eliashib, Mattaniah, and Jeremoth, and Zabad, and Aziza.
EZRA 10:28 Of the sons of Bebai: Jehohanan, Hananiah, Zabbai, Athlai.
EZRA 10:29 Of the sons of Bani: Meshullam, Malluch, and Adaiah, Jashub, and Sheal, Jeremoth.
EZRA 10:30 Of the sons of Pahath-moab: Adna, and Chelal, Benaiah, Maaseiah, Mattaniah, Bezalel, and Binnui, and Manasseh.
EZRA 10:31 [of] the sons of Harim: Eliezer, Isshijah, Malchijah, Shemaiah, Shimeon,
EZRA 10:32 Benjamin, Malluch, Shemariah.
EZRA 10:33 Of the sons of Hashum: Mattenai, Mattattah, Zabad, Eliphelet, Jeremai, Manasseh, Shimei.
EZRA 10:34 Of the sons of Bani: Maadai, Amram, and Uel,
EZRA 10:35 Benaiah, Bedeiah, Cheluhi,
EZRA 10:36 Vaniah, Meremoth, Eliashib,
EZRA 10:37 Mattaniah, Mattenai, and Jaasu,
EZRA 10:38 and Bani, and Binnui, Shimei,
EZRA 10:39 and Shelemiah, and Nathan, and Adaiah,
EZRA 10:40 Machnadebai, Shashai, Sharai,
EZRA 10:41 Azarel, and Shelemiah, Shemariah,
EZRA 10:42 Shallum, Amariah, Joseph.
EZRA 10:43 Of the sons of Nebo: Jeiel, Mattithiah, Zabad, Zebina, Iddo, and Joel, Benaiah.
EZRA 10:44 All these had taken foreign wives; and some of them had wives by whom they had children.
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