14 They said to them, “We cannot do this thing, to give our sister to one who is uncircumcised, for (A)that would be a disgrace to us.

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16 and you take of (A)their daughters for your sons, and their daughters (B)whore after their gods and make your sons whore after their gods.

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(A)You shall not intermarry with them, giving your daughters to their sons or taking their daughters for your sons, for they would turn away your sons from following me, to serve other gods. (B)Then the anger of the Lord would be kindled against you, and he would destroy you (C)quickly.

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For when Solomon was old his wives turned away his heart after other gods, and (A)his heart was not wholly true to the Lord his God, (B)as was the heart of David his father.

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25 (A)And I confronted them and cursed them and beat some of them and pulled out their hair. (B)And I made them take an oath in the name of God, saying, “You shall not give your daughters to their sons, or take their daughters for your sons or for yourselves. 26 (C)Did not Solomon king of Israel sin on account of such women? (D)Among the many nations there was no king like him, and he was (E)beloved by his God, and God made him king over all Israel. Nevertheless, foreign women made even him to sin. 27 Shall we then listen to you and do all this great evil and (F)act treacherously against our God by marrying foreign women?”

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11 Judah has been (A)faithless, and abomination has been committed in Israel and in Jerusalem. For (B)Judah has profaned the sanctuary of the Lord, which he loves, and has married the daughter of a foreign god. 12 May the Lord cut off from the tents of Jacob any descendant[a] of the man who does this, who (C)brings an offering to the Lord of hosts!

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Footnotes

  1. Malachi 2:12 Hebrew any who wakes and answers

The Temple of the Living God

14 (A)Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For (B)what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or (C)what fellowship has light with darkness?

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