Now, therefore, do not give your daughters in marriage to their sons or take their daughters for your sons. Never seek their peace or prosperity, so that you may be strong and may eat the good things of the land, leaving it as an inheritance to your sons forever.'
Cross ReferencesExodus 34:15
Do not make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, for when they prostitute themselves to their gods and sacrifice to them, they will invite you, and you will eat their sacrifices;
and when you take some of their daughters as brides for your sons, their daughters will prostitute themselves to their gods and cause your sons to do the same.
Do not intermarry with them. Do not give your daughters to their sons or take their daughters for your sons,
You are not to seek peace or prosperity from them as long as you live.
Indeed, the Israelites have taken some of their daughters as wives for themselves and their sons, so that the holy seed has been mixed with the people of the land. And the leaders and officials have taken the lead in this unfaithfulness!"
A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children, but the sinner's wealth is passed to the righteous.
Chapter Outline1. Ezra mourns for the affinity of the people with strangers
5. He prays unto God, with confession of sins
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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Joshua 23:12, 13
nor seek their peace
2 Chronicles 19:2
2 John 1:10, 11
that ye may
Deuteronomy 6:1, 2
and leave it
Genesis 18:18, 19
Psalm 112:1, 2
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