9 1 Ezra complaineth on the people that had turned themselves from God, and married with the Gentiles. 5 He prayeth unto God.
1 When as these things were done, the rulers came to me, saying, The people of Israel, and the Priests, and the Levites are not [a]separated from the people of the lands (as touching their abominations) to wit, of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Jebusites, the Ammonites, the Moabites, the Egyptians, and the Amorites.
2 For they have taken their daughters to themselves, and to their sons, and they have mixed the holy seed with the people of the lands, and the hand of the [b]Princes and rulers have been chief in this trespass.
Ezra 9:1From the time they came home under Zerubbabel until the coming of Ezra, they had degenerated contrary to the Law of God, and married where it was not lawful, Deut. 7:3.
Ezra 9:2That is, the governors are the chief beginners hereof.
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