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Ezra 10 :: New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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Reconciliation with God

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 10:1 - Now while Ezra was praying and making confession, weeping and prostrating himself before the house of God, a very large assembly, men, women and children, gathered to him from Israel; for the people wept bitterly.

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 10:2 - Shecaniah the son of Jehiel, one of the sons of Elam, said to Ezra, “We have been unfaithful to our God and have [fn]married foreign women from the peoples of the land; yet now there is hope for Israel in spite of this.

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 10:3 - “So now let us make a covenant with our God to put away all the wives and [fn]their children, according to the counsel of [fn]my lord and of those who tremble at the commandment of our God; and let it be done according to the law.

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 10:4 - “Arise! For this matter is [fn]your responsibility, but we will be with you; be courageous and act.”

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 10:5 - Then Ezra rose and made the leading priests, the Levites and all Israel, take oath that they would do according to this [fn]proposal; so they took the oath.

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 10:6 - Then Ezra rose from before the house of God and went into the chamber of Jehohanan the son of Eliashib. Although he went there, he did not eat bread nor drink water, for he was mourning over the unfaithfulness of the exiles.

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 10:7 - They made a proclamation throughout Judah and Jerusalem to all the exiles, that they should assemble at Jerusalem,

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 10:8 - and that whoever would not come within three days, according to the counsel of the leaders and the elders, all his possessions should be forfeited and he himself excluded from the assembly of the exiles.

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 10:9 - So all the men of Judah and Benjamin assembled at Jerusalem within the three days. It was the ninth month on the twentieth of the month, and all the people sat in the open square before the house of God, trembling because of this matter and the heavy rain.

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 10:10 - Then Ezra the priest stood up and said to them, “You have been unfaithful and have married foreign wives adding to the guilt of Israel.

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 10:11 - “Now therefore, make confession to the LORD God of your fathers and do His will; and separate yourselves from the peoples of the land and from the foreign wives.”

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 10:12 - Then all the assembly replied with a loud voice, “That’s right! As you have said, so it is [fn]our duty to do.

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 10:13 - “But there are many people; it is the rainy season and we are not able to stand in the open. Nor can the task be done in one or two days, for we have transgressed greatly in this matter.

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 10:14 - “Let our leaders [fn]represent the whole assembly and let all those in our cities who have married foreign wives come at appointed times, together with the elders and judges of each city, until the fierce anger of our God on account of this matter is turned away from us.”

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 10:15 - Only Jonathan the son of Asahel and Jahzeiah the son of Tikvah [fn]opposed this, with Meshullam and Shabbethai the Levite supporting them.

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 10:16 - But the exiles did so. And [fn]Ezra the priest selected men who were heads of fathers’ households for each of their father’s households, all of them by name. So they [fn]convened on the first day of the tenth month to investigate the matter.

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 10:17 - They finished investigating all the men who had married foreign wives by the first day of the first month.

List of Offenders

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 10:18 - Among the sons of the priests who had married foreign wives were found of the sons of Jeshua the son of Jozadak, and his brothers: Maaseiah, Eliezer, Jarib and Gedaliah.

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 10:19 - They [fn]pledged to put away their wives, and being guilty, they offered a ram of the flock for their offense.

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 10:20 - Of the sons of Immer there were Hanani and Zebadiah;

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 10:21 - and of the sons of Harim: Maaseiah, Elijah, Shemaiah, Jehiel and Uzziah;

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 10:22 - and of the sons of Pashhur: Elioenai, Maaseiah, Ishmael, Nethanel, Jozabad and Elasah.

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 10:23 - Of Levites there were Jozabad, Shimei, Kelaiah (that is, Kelita), Pethahiah, Judah and Eliezer.

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 10:24 - Of the singers there was Eliashib; and of the gatekeepers: Shallum, Telem and Uri.

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 10:25 - Of Israel, of the sons of Parosh there were Ramiah, Izziah, Malchijah, Mijamin, Eleazar, Malchijah and Benaiah;

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 10:26 - and of the sons of Elam: Mattaniah, Zechariah, Jehiel, Abdi, Jeremoth and Elijah;

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 10:27 - and of the sons of Zattu: Elioenai, Eliashib, Mattaniah, Jeremoth, Zabad and Aziza;

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 10:28 - and of the sons of Bebai: Jehohanan, Hananiah, Zabbai and Athlai;

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 10:29 - and of the sons of Bani: Meshullam, Malluch and Adaiah, Jashub, Sheal and Jeremoth;

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 10:30 - and of the sons of Pahath-moab: Adna, Chelal, Benaiah, Maaseiah, Mattaniah, Bezalel, Binnui and Manasseh;

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 10:31 - and of the sons of Harim: Eliezer, Isshijah, Malchijah, Shemaiah, Shimeon,

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 10:32 - Benjamin, Malluch and Shemariah;

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 10:33 - of the sons of Hashum: Mattenai, Mattattah, Zabad, Eliphelet, Jeremai, Manasseh and Shimei;

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 10:34 - of the sons of Bani: Maadai, Amram, Uel,

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 10:35 - Benaiah, Bedeiah, Cheluhi,

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 10:36 - Vaniah, Meremoth, Eliashib,

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 10:37 - Mattaniah, Mattenai, Jaasu,

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 10:38 - Bani, Binnui, Shimei,

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 10:39 - Shelemiah, Nathan, Adaiah,

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 10:40 - Machnadebai, Shashai, Sharai,

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 10:41 - Azarel, Shelemiah, Shemariah,

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 10:42 - Shallum, Amariah and Joseph.

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 10:43 - Of the sons of Nebo there were Jeiel, Mattithiah, Zabad, Zebina, Jaddai, Joel and Benaiah.

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 10:44 - All these had married foreign wives, and some of them had wives by whom they had children.
NASB Footnotes
Literally: given dwelling to
Literally: that which is born of them
Or, the Lord
Literally: upon you
Literally: word, thing
Literally: upon us
Literally: stand for
Literally: stood against
Hebrew: reads there were set apart Ezra the priest, men...
Literally: sat
Literally: gave their hand
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