I argued with those people, put curses on them, hit some of them, and pulled out their hair. I forced them to make a promise to God, saying, "Do not let your daughters marry the sons of foreigners, and do not take the daughters of foreigners as wives for your sons or yourselves.
Foreign women made King Solomon of Israel sin. There was never a king like him in any of the nations. God loved Solomon and made him king over all Israel, but foreign women made him sin.
And now you are not obedient when you do this evil thing. You are unfaithful to our God when you marry foreign wives."
Joiada was the son of Eliashib the high priest. One of Joiada's sons married a daughter of Sanballat the Horonite, so I sent him away from me.
Remember them, my God, because they made the priesthood unclean and the agreement of the priests and Levites unclean.
So I purified them of everything that was foreign. I appointed duties for the priests and Levites, giving each man his own job.
I also made sure wood was brought for the altar at regular times and that the first fruits were brought. Remember me, my God; be kind to me.