But the people are many
Who have been guilty of this evil:
and it is a time of much rain, and we are not able to stand without:
in the street, because of the rain:
neither is this a work of one day or two;
to inquire into this affair, who they are that have taken strange wives, and to persuade or oblige them to put them away:
for we are many that have transgressed in this thing;
in marrying strange wives.