Ezra 9    

Now when these things were done, the princes came to me, saying, The people of Israel, and the priests, and the Levites, have not aseparated themselves from the people of the lands, bdoing according to their abominations, even of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Jebusites, the Ammonites, the Moabites, the Egyptians, and the Amorites. 2 For they have ctaken of their daughters for themselves, and for their sons: so that the dholy seed have emingled themselves with the people of those lands: yea, the hand of the princes and rulers hath been chief in this trespass. 3 And when I heard this thing, fI rent my garment and my mantle, and plucked off the hair of my head and of my beard, and sat down gastonied. 4 Then were assembled unto me every one that itrembled at the words of the God of Israel, because of the transgression of those that had been carried away; and I sat astonied until the hevening sacrifice.

5 And at the evening sacrifice I arose up from my heaviness; and having rent my garment and my mantle, I fell upon my knees, and jspread out my hands unto the LORD my God, 6 And said, O my God, I am kashamed and blush to lift up my face to thee, my God: for our iniquities are increased over our head, and our trespass is grown up unto the heavens. 7 Since the days of our fathers have lwe been in a great trespass unto this day; and for our iniquities mhave we, our kings, and our priests, been delivered into the hand of the kings of the lands, to the sword, to captivity, and to a spoil, and to confusion of face, as it is this day. 8 And now for a little space grace hath been shewed from the LORD our God, to leave us a remnant to escape, and to give us a nail in his holy place, that our God may nlighten our eyes, and give us a little reviving in our bondage. 9 rFor we were bondmen; qyet our God hath not forsaken us in our bondage, but phath extended mercy unto us in the sight of the kings of Persia, to give us a reviving, to set up the house of our God, and to repair the desolations thereof, and to give us oa wall in Judah and in Jerusalem.

10 And now, O our God, what shall we say after this? for we have forsaken thy commandments, 11 Which thou hast commanded by thy servants the prophets, saying, The land, unto which ye go to possess it, is an unclean land with the filthiness of the people of the lands, with their abominations, which have filled it from one end to another with their uncleanness. 12 Now therefore sgive not your daughters unto their sons, neither take their daughters unto your sons, tnor seek their peace or their wealth for ever: that ye may be strong, and eat the good of the land, and uleave it for an inheritance to your children for ever.

13 And after all that is come upon us for our evil deeds, and for our great trespass, seeing that thou our God hast punished us less than our iniquities deserve, and hast given us such deliverance as this; 14 Should we wagain break thy commandments, and vjoin in affinity with the people of these abominations? wouldest not thou be angry with us till thou hadst consumed us, so that there should be no remnant nor escaping? 15 O LORD God of Israel, xthou art righteous: for we remain yet escaped, as it is this day: behold, we are ybefore thee in our trespasses: for we cannot zstand before thee because of this.

Ezra 10

Cross Ref
1 a Neh 9:2
 b Deu 12:30
2 c Deu 7:3
 d Exo 22:31
 e 2 Cor 6:14
3 f Isa 15:2
 g Psa 143:4
4 h Exo 29:39
 i Isa 66:2
Ezr 10:3
5 j Exo 9:29
6 k Dan 9:7
7 l Psa 106:6
 m Deu 28:36
8 n Psa 13:3
9 o Isa 5:2
 p Ezr 7:28
 q Psa 136:23
 r Neh 9:36
12 s Exo 23:32
Deu 7:3
Jos 23:12
 t Deu 23:6
2 Chr 19:2
 u Gen 18:19
Pro 13:22
14 v 2 Cor 6:14
 w 2 Pet 2:20
Joh 5:14
Jdg 2:2
Exo 23:32-33
15 x Neh 9:33
Dan 9:14
 y Rom 3:19
 z Psa 130:3