Didn't King Solomon of Israel sin in matters like this? There was not a king like him among many nations. He was loved by his God and God made him king over all Israel, yet foreign women drew him into sin.
Why then should we hear about you doing all this terrible evil and acting unfaithfully against our God by marrying foreign women?"
Even one of the sons of Jehoiada, son of Eliashib the high priest, had become a son-in-law to Sanballat the Horonite. So I drove him away from me.
Remember them, my God, for defiling the priesthood as well as the covenant of the priesthood and the Levites.a30
So I purified them from everything foreign and assigned specific duties to each of the priests and Levites.
I also arranged for the donation of wood at the appointed times and for the firstfruits. Remember me, my God, with favor.