\\INTRODUCTION TO EZRA 9\\
Ezra being informed, by some of the princes who complained unto him,
of the marriages of many of the Israelites with the people of the
land, the Canaanites and others, was greatly grieved and distressed,
\\#Ezr 9:1-5\\, upon which he made a confession of their sins to God,
with great shame, sorrow, and contrition, and deprecated the evils
which they deserved, \\#Ezr 9:6-15\\.