Ezra 10:44
Text Analysis
3605 [e]כָּל־
428 [e]אֵ֕לֶּה
-Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural V-Qal-Perf-3cp
5375 [e](נָשְׂא֖וּ)
had takenV-Qal-Perf-3cp
802 [e]נָשִׁ֣ים
5237 [e]נָכְרִיּ֑וֹת
3426 [e]וְיֵ֣שׁ
and hadConj-w | Adv
1992 [e]מֵהֶ֣ם
[some] of themPrep-m | Pro-3mp
802 [e]נָשִׁ֔ים
7760 [e]וַיָּשִׂ֖ימוּ
and [by whom] they hadConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3mp
1121 [e]בָּנִֽים׃

Hebrew Texts
עזרא 10:44 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
כָּל־אֵ֕לֶּה [נָשְׂאוּ כ] (נָשְׂא֖וּ ק) נָשִׁ֣ים נָכְרִיֹּ֑ות וְיֵ֣שׁ מֵהֶ֣ם נָשִׁ֔ים וַיָּשִׂ֖ימוּ בָּנִֽים׃ פ

עזרא 10:44 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
כל־אלה [נשאו כ] (נשאו ק) נשים נכריות ויש מהם נשים וישימו בנים׃ פ

עזרא 10:44 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
כל־אלה [נשאו כ] (נשאו ק) נשים נכריות ויש מהם נשים וישימו בנים׃ פ

עזרא 10:44 Hebrew Bible
כל אלה נשאי נשים נכריות ויש מהם נשים וישימו בנים׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
All these had married foreign wives, and some of them had wives by whom they had children.

King James Bible
All these had taken strange wives: and some of them had wives by whom they had children.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
All of these had married foreign women, and some of the wives had given birth to children.
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and some of them (This observation was probably intended to shew that only a few of them had children, and also how rigorously the law was put in execution. According to a passage in Justin Martyr's Dialogue with Trypho, a Jew, Ezra offered a paschal lamb on this occasion, and addressed the people thus: 'And Ezra said to the people, This pass-over is our Saviour and our Refuge; and if ye will be persuaded of it, and let it enter into your hearts, that we are to humble to Him in a sign, and afterwards shall believe in Him, this place shall not be destroyed for ever, saith the Lord of hosts; but, if ye will not believe in Him, nor hearken to his preaching, ye shall be a laughing-stock to the Gentiles.' This was probably a marginal note added by some early Christian.


This book details the events of a very interesting period of the Sacred History, when, according to the decree of Providence, the Jewish people were to be delivered from their captivity, at the expiration of seventy years, and restored to the land of their fathers. This book informs us how the Divine goodness accomplished this most gracious design, and the movers and agents He employed on the occasion. Ezra was undoubtedly the chief agent under God in effecting this arduous work; and his zeal, piety, knowledge, and discretion, appear here in a most conspicuous point of view, and claim our utmost admiration. Descended from Seraiah, in a direct line from Aaron, he seems to have united all the requisites of a profound statesmen with the functions of the sacerdotal character. He appears to have made the Sacred Scriptures, during the captivity, his peculiar study; and, perhaps assisted by Nehemiah and the great synagogue, he corrected the errors which had crept into the Sacred Writings, through the negligence or mistake of transcribers; he collected all the books of which the Sacred Scriptures then consisted, disposed them in their proper order, and settled the canon of Scriptures for his time; he occasionally added, under the dictation of the Holy Spirit, whatever appeared necessary for the purpose of illustrating, completing, or connecting them; he substituted the modern for the ancient names of some places, which had now become obsolete; and transcribed the whole of the Scriptures into the Chaldee character. He is said to have lived to the age of

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