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So when they heard the law, they excluded all foreigners from Israel.
King James Bible
Now it came to pass, when they had heard the law, that they separated from Israel all the mixed multitude.
Darby Bible Translation
And it came to pass, when they heard the law, that they separated from Israel all the mixed multitude.
World English Bible
It came to pass, when they had heard the law, that they separated from Israel all the mixed multitude.
Young's Literal Translation
And it cometh to pass, at their hearing the law, that they separate all the mixed people from Israel.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
A separation like that made by Ezra, some 20 years previously Ezra 10:15-44, seems to be intended. The pagan wives were divorced and sent back, with their offspring, to their own countries.
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A mixed multitude also went up with them, along with flocks and herds, a very large number of livestock.
"For they have taken some of their daughters as wives for themselves and for their sons, so that the holy race has intermingled with the peoples of the lands; indeed, the hands of the princes and the rulers have been foremost in this unfaithfulness."
The descendants of Israel separated themselves from all foreigners, and stood and confessed their sins and the iniquities of their fathers.
Now the rest of the people, the priests, the Levites, the gatekeepers, the singers, the temple servants and all those who had separated themselves from the peoples of the lands to the law of God, their wives, their sons and their daughters, all those who had knowledge and understanding,
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