For they have taken of their daughters for themselves, and for
Some that were widowers not only took wives to themselves of the above nations, either when they were of Babylon, where many of these nations also were, or rather since their return; but they took for their sons also; yea, some that had wives took Heathenish ones to them, see ( Malachi 2:13-15 ) ,
so that the holy seed;
such as the Lord had separated from other nations, chosen them to be an holy people above all others, and devoted them to his service and worship:
have mingled themselves with the people of those lands;
before mentioned, by marrying with them:
yea, the hand of the princes and rulers hath been chief in this
they were the first that went into it, were ringleaders of it, who should by their authority and example have restrained others; or they were
in this first trespass
F9; which was the first gross and capital one the people fell into after their return from the captivity.
F9 (hnavr hzh lemb) "in praevaricatione ista prima", Pagninus, Montanus.