While Ezra prayed and confessed, weeping and falling facedown before the house of God, a very large assembly of Israelites--men, women, and children--gathered around him, and the people wept bitterly as well.
Cross ReferencesMatthew 3:6
Confessing their sins, they were baptized by him in the Jordan River.
2 Chronicles 20:9
If disaster comes upon us--whether sword or judgment, plague or famine--we will stand before this temple and before You, for Your Name is in this temple. We will cry out to You in our distress, and You will hear us and deliver us.'
Then Ezra withdrew from before the house of God and walked to the chamber of Jehohanan son of Eliashib. And while he stayed there, he ate no food and drank no water, because he was mourning over the unfaithfulness of the exiles.
When I heard these words, I sat down and wept. I mourned for days, fasting and praying before the God of heaven.
may Your eyes be open and Your ears be attentive to hear the prayer that I, Your servant, now pray before You day and night for Your servants, the Israelites. I confess the sins we Israelites have committed against You. Both I and my father's house have sinned.
And I prayed to the LORD my God and confessed, "O, Lord, the great and awesome God, who keeps His covenant of loving devotion to those who love Him and keep His commandments,
While I was speaking, praying, confessing my sin and that of my people Israel, and presenting my petition before the LORD my God concerning His holy hill--
Chapter Outline1. Ezra encouraged to reform the strange marriages
6. Ezra assembles the people
9. The people repent, and promise amendment
15. The care to perform it
18. The names of them which had married strange wives
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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Daniel 9:3, 4, 20
when he had
Leviticus 26:40, 41
1 John 1:8-10
before the house
1 Kings 8:30
1 Kings 9:3
2 Chronicles 20:9
a very great
2 Chronicles 20:13
Judges 2:4, 5
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