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15 lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, and they (A)play the harlot with their gods and make sacrifice to their gods, and one of them (B)invites you and you (C)eat of his sacrifice,

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16 and you take of (A)his daughters for your sons, and his daughters (B)play the harlot with their gods and make your sons play the harlot with their gods.

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12 Or else, if indeed you do (A)go back, and cling to the remnant of these nations—these that remain among you—and (B)make marriages with them, and go in to them and they to you,

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from the nations of whom the Lord had said to the children of Israel, (A)“You shall not intermarry with them, nor they with you. Surely they will turn away your hearts after their gods.” Solomon clung to these in love.

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For they have (A)taken some of their daughters as wives for themselves and their sons, so that the (B)holy seed is (C)mixed with the peoples of those lands. Indeed, the hand of the leaders and rulers has been foremost in this [a]trespass.”

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Footnotes

  1. Ezra 9:2 unfaithfulness