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Christian Community Bible

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Ezra and Nehemiah

The foreign wives are cast out
1 While Ezra bowed before the House of God, weeping, praying and making this confession, a great crowd of men, women and children of Is rael were gathered around him
2 Then Shecaniah, son of Jehiel, of the sons of Elam, said to Ezra, “We have treated our God badly, by marrying foreign women taken from the peoples of this land, but Israel is not without hope because of this. 3 Let us make a covenant with our God, and send these women away with their children according to the statement of my lord and all of us who respect the commandment of our God. 4 Let the Law be obeyed. You command and we are with you. Have courage and command.”
5 So Ezra arose and made the leaders of the priests, the Levites and of all Israel swear that they would do what had just been said, and so they swore. 6 Then, Ezra withdrew from where he stood, in front of the House of God and went to the chamber of Jehohanan, son of Eliashib, but he did not eat bread or drink water there, for he was much afflicted by the sin of those who had returned from exile. 7 A proclamation was made throughout Judah and Jerusalem that all who had returned from exile should assemble in Jerusalem, 8 and if anyone would not come within three days, according to the decision of the leaders and of the local elders, all his prop-erty would be confiscated and he himself banned from the assembly of those who had returned from exile.
9 All the men of Judah and Benjamin assem bled in Jerusalem within the three days. It was the twentieth day of the ninth month, and all the people were in the open square of the House of God, trembling because of this matter and because it was raining.
10 Then the priest Ezra stood up and said, “You have been rebels in marrying foreign women, and have increased the offense of Israel. 11 Now then, acknowledge your sin before Yahweh, the God of your ancestors, and carry out his will
15 The only ones who opposed this option were Jonathan, son of Asahel, and Jahzeiah, son of Tikvah, who were supported by the Le vites Meshullam and Shabbethai. 16 But those who had re turned from exile complied. In accordance with what the priest Ezra ordered, they selected a family head for every family group, each of them designated in a personal way, and they sat down to resolve the matter on the first day of the tenth month.
17 On the first day of the first month, they finished attending to all the cases of Jews who had been married to foreign women.
The list of the guilty
18 In the clan of the priestly clans, these are the names of those who were found to have married foreign women: among the clan of Jeshua, son of Joza dak, and among his brothers: Maaseiah, Eliezer, Jarib and Gedaliah
20 In the clan of Immer: Hanani and Zeba diah
21 In the clan of Harim: Maaseiah, Elijah, Shemaiah, Jehiel and Uzziah
22 In the clan of Pashhur: Elioenia, Maa se iah, Ishmael, Nethanel, Jozabad and Elasah.
23 Among the Levites: Jozabad, Shimei, Kelaiah – that is, Kelita – Pe tha h iah, Judah, and Eliezer.
24 Among the Temple musicians: Eliashib and Zaccur.
24 Among the gatekeepers: Shallum, Telem and Uri.
25 And among the Israelites:
25 of the clan of Parosh: Ramiah, Izziah, Malchijah, Mijamin, Eleazar, Malchijah and Benaiah
26 of the clan of Elam: Mattaniah, Zecha riah, Jehiel, Abdi, Meremoth and Elijah
27 of the clan of Zattu: Elioenai, Elia shib, Mattaniah, Jeremoth, Zabad and Aziza
28 of the clan of Bebai: Jehohanan, Hananiah, Zabbai, Athlai
29 of the clan of Bigvai: Meshullam, Malluch, Jedaiah, Jashub, Sheal, Jere moth
30 of the clan of Pahath-moab: Adna, Chelal, Benaiah, Maaseiah, Mattaniah, Bezalel, Binnui and Manasseh
31 of the clan of Harim: Eliezer, Isshijah, Malchijah, Shemaiah, Shi meon, 32 Benjamin, Malluch, Shema riah
33 of the clan of Hashum: Mattenai, Mat tattah, Zabad, Eliphelet, Jeremai, Manasseh, Shimei
34 of the clan of Bani: Maadai, Am ran, Uel, 35 Benaiah, Bediah, Che luhi, 36 Va niah, Meremoth, Eliashib, 37 Mat taniah, Matenai and Ja a sau
43 of the clan of Nebo
44 All these had married of foreign wives