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Ezra 10:1-44

The People’s Confession of Sin

1While Ezra was praying and confessing, weeping and throwing himself down before the house of God, a large crowd of Israelites—men, women and children—gathered around him. They too wept bitterly. 2Then Shekaniah son of Jehiel, one of the descendants of Elam, said to Ezra, “We have been unfaithful to our God by marrying foreign women from the peoples around us. But in spite of this, there is still hope for Israel. 3Now let us make a covenant before our God to send away all these women and their children, in accordance with the counsel of my lord and of those who fear the commands of our God. Let it be done according to the Law. 4Rise up; this matter is in your hands. We will support you, so take courage and do it.”

5So Ezra rose up and put the leading priests and Levites and all Israel under oath to do what had been suggested. And they took the oath. 6Then Ezra withdrew from before the house of God and went to the room of Jehohanan son of Eliashib. While he was there, he ate no food and drank no water, because he continued to mourn over the unfaithfulness of the exiles.

7A proclamation was then issued throughout Judah and Jerusalem for all the exiles to assemble in Jerusalem. 8Anyone who failed to appear within three days would forfeit all his property, in accordance with the decision of the officials and elders, and would himself be expelled from the assembly of the exiles.

9Within the three days, all the men of Judah and Benjamin had gathered in Jerusalem. And on the twentieth day of the ninth month, all the people were sitting in the square before the house of God, greatly distressed by the occasion and because of the rain. 10Then Ezra the priest stood up and said to them, “You have been unfaithful; you have married foreign women, adding to Israel’s guilt. 11Now honor10:11 Or Now make confession to the Lord, the God of your ancestors, and do his will. Separate yourselves from the peoples around you and from your foreign wives.”

12The whole assembly responded with a loud voice: “You are right! We must do as you say. 13But there are many people here and it is the rainy season; so we cannot stand outside. Besides, this matter cannot be taken care of in a day or two, because we have sinned greatly in this thing. 14Let our officials act for the whole assembly. Then let everyone in our towns who has married a foreign woman come at a set time, along with the elders and judges of each town, until the fierce anger of our God in this matter is turned away from us.” 15Only Jonathan son of Asahel and Jahzeiah son of Tikvah, supported by Meshullam and Shabbethai the Levite, opposed this.

16So the exiles did as was proposed. Ezra the priest selected men who were family heads, one from each family division, and all of them designated by name. On the first day of the tenth month they sat down to investigate the cases, 17and by the first day of the first month they finished dealing with all the men who had married foreign women.

Those Guilty of Intermarriage

18Among the descendants of the priests, the following had married foreign women:

From the descendants of Joshua son of Jozadak, and his brothers: Maaseiah, Eliezer, Jarib and Gedaliah. 19(They all gave their hands in pledge to put away their wives, and for their guilt they each presented a ram from the flock as a guilt offering.)

20From the descendants of Immer:

Hanani and Zebadiah.

21From the descendants of Harim:

Maaseiah, Elijah, Shemaiah, Jehiel and Uzziah.

22From the descendants of Pashhur:

Elioenai, Maaseiah, Ishmael, Nethanel, Jozabad and Elasah.

23Among the Levites:

Jozabad, Shimei, Kelaiah (that is, Kelita), Pethahiah, Judah and Eliezer.

24From the musicians:

Eliashib.

From the gatekeepers:

Shallum, Telem and Uri.

25And among the other Israelites:

From the descendants of Parosh:

Ramiah, Izziah, Malkijah, Mijamin, Eleazar, Malkijah and Benaiah.

26From the descendants of Elam:

Mattaniah, Zechariah, Jehiel, Abdi, Jeremoth and Elijah.

27From the descendants of Zattu:

Elioenai, Eliashib, Mattaniah, Jeremoth, Zabad and Aziza.

28From the descendants of Bebai:

Jehohanan, Hananiah, Zabbai and Athlai.

29From the descendants of Bani:

Meshullam, Malluk, Adaiah, Jashub, Sheal and Jeremoth.

30From the descendants of Pahath-Moab:

Adna, Kelal, Benaiah, Maaseiah, Mattaniah, Bezalel, Binnui and Manasseh.

31From the descendants of Harim:

Eliezer, Ishijah, Malkijah, Shemaiah, Shimeon, 32Benjamin, Malluk and Shemariah.

33From the descendants of Hashum:

Mattenai, Mattattah, Zabad, Eliphelet, Jeremai, Manasseh and Shimei.

34From the descendants of Bani:

Maadai, Amram, Uel, 35Benaiah, Bedeiah, Keluhi, 36Vaniah, Meremoth, Eliashib, 37Mattaniah, Mattenai and Jaasu.

38From the descendants of Binnui:10:37,38 See Septuagint (also 1 Esdras 9:34); Hebrew Jaasu 38 and Bani and Binnui,

Shimei, 39Shelemiah, Nathan, Adaiah, 40Maknadebai, Shashai, Sharai, 41Azarel, Shelemiah, Shemariah, 42Shallum, Amariah and Joseph.

43From the descendants of Nebo:

Jeiel, Mattithiah, Zabad, Zebina, Jaddai, Joel and Benaiah.

44All these had married foreign women, and some of them had children by these wives.10:44 Or and they sent them away with their children

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Esra 10:1-44

Ìjẹ́wọ́ ẹsẹ̀ àwọn ènìyàn

1Nígbà tí Esra ń gbàdúrà tí ó sì ń jẹ́wọ́, ti ó ń sọkún ti ó sì ń gbárayílẹ̀ níwájú ilé Ọlọ́run, ogunlọ́gọ̀ àwọn ọmọ Israẹli ọkùnrin, obìnrin àti àwọn ọmọdé pagbo yí i ká. Àwọn náà ń sọkún kíkorò. 2Nígbà náà ni Ṣekaniah ọmọ Jehieli, ọ̀kan lára ìran Elamu, sọ fún Esra pé, Àwa ti jẹ́ aláìṣòótọ́ sí Ọlọ́run wa nípa fífẹ́ àwọn obìnrin àjèjì láàrín àwọn ènìyàn tí ó wà yí wa ká. Ṣùgbọ́n síbẹ̀ náà, ìrètí sì wà fún Israẹli 3Ní ṣinṣin yìí, ẹ jẹ́ kí a dá májẹ̀mú níwájú Ọlọ́run wa láti lé àwọn obìnrin yìí àti àwọn ọmọ wọn lọ. Gẹ́gẹ́ bí ìmọ̀ràn Esra olúwa mi àti ti àwọn tí ó bẹ̀rù àṣẹ Olúwa Ọlọ́run wa. Ẹ jẹ́ kí a ṣe gẹ́gẹ́ bí òfin. 4Dìde, nítorí, ọ̀rọ̀ tìrẹ ni èyí. Gbogbo wà yóò wá pẹ̀lú rẹ, mú ọkàn le kí o sì ṣe é.

5Nígbà náà ni Esra dìde, ó sì fi àwọn aṣíwájú àlùfáà àti àwọn ọmọ Lefi àti gbogbo Israẹli sí abẹ́ ìbúra, láti ṣe ohun tí wọ́n dá lábàá. Wọ́n sì búra. 6Nígbà náà ni Esra padà sẹ́yìn kúrò níwájú ilé Ọlọ́run, ó sì lọ sí iyàrá Jehohanani ọmọ Eliaṣibu. Nígbà tí ó wà níbẹ̀, kò jẹ oúnjẹ bẹ́ẹ̀ ni kò sì mu omi, nítorí ó sì ń káàánú fún àìṣòótọ́ àwọn ìgbèkùn.

7Ìkéde kan jáde lọ jákèjádò Juda àti Jerusalẹmu fún gbogbo àwọn ìgbèkùn láti péjọ sí Jerusalẹmu. 8Ẹnikẹ́ni tí ó ba kọ̀ láti jáde wá láàrín ọjọ́ mẹ́ta yóò pàdánù ohun ìní rẹ̀ ní ìbámu pẹ̀lú ìpinnu àwọn ìjòyè àti àwọn àgbàgbà, àti pé a ó lé òun fúnrarẹ̀ jáde kúrò láàrín ìpéjọpọ̀ àwọn ìgbèkùn.

9Láàrín ọjọ́ mẹ́ta náà, gbogbo àwọn ọkùnrin Juda àti Benjamini tí péjọ sí Jerusalẹmu. Ní ogúnjọ́ oṣù kẹsànán, gbogbo àwọn ènìyàn jókòó sí ìta gbangba iwájú ilé Ọlọ́run, wọ́n wà nínú ìbànújẹ́ ńlá nítorí ọ̀ràn yìí, àti nítorí òjò púpọ̀ tó tì rọ̀. 10Nígbà náà ni àlùfáà Esra dìde, ó sì wí fún wọn pé, “Ẹ̀yin ti ṣe àìṣòótọ́, ẹ ti fẹ́ obìnrin àjèjì, ẹ ti dá kún ẹ̀bi Israẹli. 11Nísinsin yìí, ẹ jẹ́wọ́ níwájú Olúwa, Ọlọ́run àwọn baba yín, kí ẹ sì ṣe ìfẹ́ rẹ̀. Ẹ ya ara yín sọ́tọ̀ kúrò láàrín àwọn ènìyàn tí ó yí i yín ká àti láàrín àwọn ìyàwó àjèjì yín.”

12Àpéjọpọ̀ ènìyàn náà sì dáhùn lóhùn rara pé: ohun tí ó sọ dára! A gbọdọ̀ ṣe bí o ti wí. 13Ṣùgbọ́n ọ̀pọ̀ ni ó wà ni ibi yìí síbẹ̀ àkókò òjò ni; àwa kò sì lè dúró ní ìta. Yàtọ̀ sí èyí, a kò le è yanjú ọ̀rọ̀ yìí láàrín ọjọ́ kan tàbí ọjọ́ méjì, nítorí ẹ̀ṣẹ̀ wa pọ̀ jọjọ lórí àwọn nǹkan wọ̀nyí. 14Jẹ́ kí àwọn ìjòyè wa ṣojú fún gbogbo ìjọ ènìyàn, lẹ́yìn náà, jẹ́ kí ẹnìkọ̀ọ̀kan nínú àwọn ìlú wa tí ó ti fẹ́ obìnrin àjèjì wá ní àsìkò tí a yàn, pẹ̀lú àwọn àgbàgbà àti àwọn onídàájọ́ ìlú kọ̀ọ̀kan, títí ìbínú gíga Ọlọ́run wa lórí ọ̀rọ̀ yìí yóò fi kúrò ní orí wa. 15Jonatani ọmọ Asaheli àti Jahseiah ọmọ Tikfa nìkan pẹ̀lú àtìlẹ́yìn Meṣullamu àti Ṣabbetai ará Lefi, ni wọ́n tako àbá yìí.

16Nígbà náà ni àwọn ìgbèkùn ṣe gẹ́gẹ́ bí wọ́n ṣe fi ẹnu kò sí. Àlùfáà Esra yan àwọn ọkùnrin tí wọ́n jẹ́ olórí àwọn ìdílé, ẹnìkọ̀ọ̀kan láti ìdílé kọ̀ọ̀kan, gbogbo wọn ni a sì mọ̀ pẹ̀lú orúkọ wọn. Ní ọjọ́ kìn-ín-ní oṣù kẹwàá, wọ́n jókòó láti ṣe àyẹ̀wò àwọn ẹjọ́ náà, 17Ní ọjọ́ kìn-ín-ní, oṣù kìn-ín-ní ni wọn parí pẹ̀lú àwọn ènìyàn tí wọ́n fẹ́ àwọn obìnrin àjèjì.

Àwọn tó jẹ̀bi ẹ̀sùn ìgbéyàwó pẹ̀lú àjèjì

18Lára ìran àwọn àlùfáà àwọn wọ̀nyí fẹ́ àwọn obìnrin àjèjì:

Nínú ìran Jeṣua ọmọ Josadaki, àti àwọn arákùnrin rẹ:

Maaseiah, Elieseri, Jaribi àti Gedaliah. 19Gbogbo wọn ni wọ́n ṣe ìpinnu láti lé àwọn ìyàwó wọn lọ, wọ́n sì fi àgbò kan láàrín agbo ẹran lélẹ̀ fún ẹ̀bi wọn gẹ́gẹ́ bí ọrẹ ẹ̀ṣẹ̀.

20Nínú ìran Immeri:

Hanani àti Sebadiah.

21Nínú ìran Harimu:

Maaseiah, Elijah, Ṣemaiah, Jehieli àti Ussiah.

22Nínú ìran Paṣuri:

Elioenai, Maaseiah, Iṣmaeli, Netaneli, Josabadi àti Eleasa.

23Lára àwọn ọmọ Lefi:

Josabadi, Ṣimei, Kelaiah (èyí tí í ṣe Kelita), Petahiah, Juda àti Elieseri.

24Nínú àwọn akọrin:

Eliaṣibu.

Nínú àwọn aṣọ́nà:

Ṣallumu, Telemu àti Uri.

25Àti lára àwọn ọmọ Israẹli tókù:

Nínú ìran Paroṣi:

Ramiah, Issiah, Malkiah, Mijamini, Eleasari, Malkiah àti Benaiah.

26Nínú ìran Elamu:

Mattaniah, Sekariah, Jehieli, Abdi, Jerimoti àti Elijah.

27Nínú àwọn ìran Sattu:

Elioenai, Eliaṣibu, Mattaniah, Jerimoti, Sabadi àti Asisa.

28Nínú àwọn ìran Bebai:

Jehohanani, Hananiah, Sabbai àti Atlai.

29Nínú àwọn ìran Bani:

Meṣullamu, Malluki, Adaiah, Jaṣubu, Ṣeali àti Jerimoti.

30Nínú àwọn Pahati-Moabu:

Adma, Kelali, Benaiah, Maaseiah, Mattaniah, Besaleli, Binnui àti Manase.

31Nínú àwọn ìran Harimu:

Elieseri, Iṣiah, Malkiah àti Ṣemaiah, Simeoni, 32Benjamini, Malluki àti Ṣemariah.

33Nínú àwọn ìran Haṣumu:

Mattenai, Mattatta, Sabadi, Elifaleti, Jeremai, Manase àti Ṣimei.

34Nínú àwọn ìran Bani:

Maadai, Amramu, Ueli, 35Benaiah, Bediah, Keluhi 36Faniah, Meremoti, Eliaṣibu, 37Mattaniah, Mattenai àti Jaasu.

38Àti Bani, àti Binnui:

Ṣimei, 39Ṣelemiah, Natani, Adaiah, 40Maknadebai, Sasai, Ṣarai, 41Asareeli, Ṣelemiah, Ṣemariah, 42Ṣallumu, Amariah àti Josẹfu.

43Nínú àwọn ìran Nebo:

Jeieli, Mattitiah, Sabadi, Sebina, Jaddai, Joeli àti Benaiah.

44Gbogbo àwọn wọ̀nyí ló fẹ́ obìnrin àjèjì, àwọn mìíràn nínú wọn sì bi ọmọ ní ipasẹ̀ àwọn ìyàwó wọ̀nyí.