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Ezra 10

NLT 1 While Ezra prayed and made this confession, weeping and lying face down on the ground in front of the Temple of God, a very large crowd of people from Israel—men, women, and children—gathered and wept bitterly with him. NIV 1 While Ezra was praying and confessing, weeping and throwing himself down before the house of God, a large crowd of Israelites--men, women and children--gathered around him. They too wept bitterly. NLT 2 Then Shecaniah son of Jehiel, a descendant of Elam, said to Ezra, “We have been unfaithful to our God, for we have married these pagan women of the land. But in spite of this there is hope for Israel. NIV 2 Then Shecaniah son of Jehiel, one of the descendants of Elam, said to Ezra, "We have been unfaithful to our God by marrying foreign women from the peoples around us. But in spite of this, there is still hope for Israel. NLT 3 Let us now make a covenant with our God to divorce our pagan wives and to send them away with their children. We will follow the advice given by you and by the others who respect the commands of our God. Let it be done according to the Law of God. NIV 3 Now let us make a covenant before our God to send away all these women and their children, in accordance with the counsel of my lord and of those who fear the commands of our God. Let it be done according to the Law. NLT 4 Get up, for it is your duty to tell us how to proceed in setting things straight. We are behind you, so be strong and take action.” NIV 4 Rise up; this matter is in your hands. We will support you, so take courage and do it." NLT 5 So Ezra stood up and demanded that the leaders of the priests and the Levites and all the people of Israel swear that they would do as Shecaniah had said. And they all swore a solemn oath. NIV 5 So Ezra rose up and put the leading priests and Levites and all Israel under oath to do what had been suggested. And they took the oath. NLT 6 Then Ezra left the front of the Temple of God and went to the room of Jehohanan son of Eliashib. He spent the night there without eating or drinking anything. He was still in mourning because of the unfaithfulness of the returned exiles. NIV 6 Then Ezra withdrew from before the house of God and went to the room of Jehohanan son of Eliashib. While he was there, he ate no food and drank no water, because he continued to mourn over the unfaithfulness of the exiles. NLT 7 Then a proclamation was made throughout Judah and Jerusalem that all the exiles should come to Jerusalem. NIV 7 A proclamation was then issued throughout Judah and Jerusalem for all the exiles to assemble in Jerusalem. NLT 8 Those who failed to come within three days would, if the leaders and elders so decided, forfeit all their property and be expelled from the assembly of the exiles. NIV 8 Anyone who failed to appear within three days would forfeit all his property, in accordance with the decision of the officials and elders, and would himself be expelled from the assembly of the exiles. NLT 9 Within three days, all the people of Judah and Benjamin had gathered in Jerusalem. This took place on December 19, and all the people were sitting in the square before the Temple of God. They were trembling both because of the seriousness of the matter and because it was raining. NIV 9 Within the three days, all the men of Judah and Benjamin had gathered in Jerusalem. And on the twentieth day of the ninth month, all the people were sitting in the square before the house of God, greatly distressed by the occasion and because of the rain. NLT 10 Then Ezra the priest stood and said to them: “You have committed a terrible sin. By marrying pagan women, you have increased Israel’s guilt. NIV 10 Then Ezra the priest stood up and said to them, "You have been unfaithful; you have married foreign women, adding to Israel's guilt. NLT 11 So now confess your sin to the LORD , the God of your ancestors, and do what he demands. Separate yourselves from the people of the land and from these pagan women.” NIV 11 Now make confession to the LORD, the God of your fathers, and do his will. Separate yourselves from the peoples around you and from your foreign wives." NLT 12 Then the whole assembly raised their voices and answered, “Yes, you are right; we must do as you say!” NIV 12 The whole assembly responded with a loud voice: "You are right! We must do as you say. NLT 13 Then they added, “This isn’t something that can be done in a day or two, for many of us are involved in this extremely sinful affair. And this is the rainy season, so we cannot stay out here much longer. NIV 13 But there are many people here and it is the rainy season; so we cannot stand outside. Besides, this matter cannot be taken care of in a day or two, because we have sinned greatly in this thing. NLT 14 Let our leaders act on behalf of us all. Let everyone who has a pagan wife come at a scheduled time, accompanied by the leaders and judges of his city, so that the fierce anger of our God concerning this affair may be turned away from us.” NIV 14 Let our officials act for the whole assembly. Then let everyone in our towns who has married a foreign woman come at a set time, along with the elders and judges of each town, until the fierce anger of our God in this matter is turned away from us." NLT 15 Only Jonathan son of Asahel and Jahzeiah son of Tikvah opposed this course of action, and they were supported by Meshullam and Shabbethai the Levite. NIV 15 Only Jonathan son of Asahel and Jahzeiah son of Tikvah, supported by Meshullam and Shabbethai the Levite, opposed this. NLT 16 So this was the plan they followed. Ezra selected leaders to represent their families, designating each of the representatives by name. On December 29, the leaders sat down to investigate the matter. NIV 16 So the exiles did as was proposed. Ezra the priest selected men who were family heads, one from each family division, and all of them designated by name. On the first day of the tenth month they sat down to investigate the cases, NLT 17 By March 27, the first day of the new year, they had finished dealing with all the men who had married pagan wives. NIV 17 and by the first day of the first month they finished dealing with all the men who had married foreign women. NLT 18 These are the priests who had married pagan wives: From the family of Jeshua son of Jehozadak and his brothers: Maaseiah, Eliezer, Jarib, and Gedaliah. NIV 18 Among the descendants of the priests, the following had married foreign women: From the descendants of Jeshua son of Jozadak, and his brothers: Maaseiah, Eliezer, Jarib and Gedaliah. NLT 19 They vowed to divorce their wives, and they each acknowledged their guilt by offering a ram as a guilt offering. NIV 19 (They all gave their hands in pledge to put away their wives, and for their guilt they each presented a ram from the flock as a guilt offering.) NLT 20 From the family of Immer: Hanani and Zebadiah. NIV 20 From the descendants of Immer: Hanani and Zebadiah. NLT 21 From the family of Harim: Maaseiah, Elijah, Shemaiah, Jehiel, and Uzziah. NIV 21 From the descendants of Harim: Maaseiah, Elijah, Shemaiah, Jehiel and Uzziah. NLT 22 From the family of Pashhur: Elioenai, Maaseiah, Ishmael, Nethanel, Jozabad, and Elasah. NIV 22 From the descendants of Pashhur: Elioenai, Maaseiah, Ishmael, Nethanel, Jozabad and Elasah. NLT 23 These are the Levites who were guilty: Jozabad, Shimei, Kelaiah (also called Kelita), Pethahiah, Judah, and Eliezer. NIV 23 Among the Levites: Jozabad, Shimei, Kelaiah (that is, Kelita), Pethahiah, Judah and Eliezer. NLT 24 This is the singer who was guilty: Eliashib. These are the gatekeepers who were guilty: Shallum, Telem, and Uri. NIV 24 From the singers: Eliashib. From the gatekeepers: Shallum, Telem and Uri. NLT 25 These are the other people of Israel who were guilty: From the family of Parosh: Ramiah, Izziah, Malkijah, Mijamin, Eleazar, Hashabiah, and Benaiah. NIV 25 And among the other Israelites: From the descendants of Parosh: Ramiah, Izziah, Malkijah, Mijamin, Eleazar, Malkijah and Benaiah. NLT 26 From the family of Elam: Mattaniah, Zechariah, Jehiel, Abdi, Jeremoth, and Elijah. NIV 26 From the descendants of Elam: Mattaniah, Zechariah, Jehiel, Abdi, Jeremoth and Elijah. NLT 27 From the family of Zattu: Elioenai, Eliashib, Mattaniah, Jeremoth, Zabad, and Aziza. NIV 27 From the descendants of Zattu: Elioenai, Eliashib, Mattaniah, Jeremoth, Zabad and Aziza. NLT 28 From the family of Bebai: Jehohanan, Hananiah, Zabbai, and Athlai. NIV 28 From the descendants of Bebai: Jehohanan, Hananiah, Zabbai and Athlai. NLT 29 From the family of Bani: Meshullam, Malluch, Adaiah, Jashub, Sheal, and Jeremoth. NIV 29 From the descendants of Bani: Meshullam, Malluch, Adaiah, Jashub, Sheal and Jeremoth. NLT 30 From the family of Pahath-moab: Adna, Kelal, Benaiah, Maaseiah, Mattaniah, Bezalel, Binnui, and Manasseh. NIV 30 From the descendants of Pahath-Moab: Adna, Kelal, Benaiah, Maaseiah, Mattaniah, Bezalel, Binnui and Manasseh. NLT 31 From the family of Harim: Eliezer, Ishijah, Malkijah, Shemaiah, Shimeon, NIV 31 From the descendants of Harim: Eliezer, Ishijah, Malkijah, Shemaiah, Shimeon, NLT 32 Benjamin, Malluch, and Shemariah. NIV 32 Benjamin, Malluch and Shemariah. NLT 33 From the family of Hashum: Mattenai, Mattattah, Zabad, Eliphelet, Jeremai, Manasseh, and Shimei. NIV 33 From the descendants of Hashum: Mattenai, Mattattah, Zabad, Eliphelet, Jeremai, Manasseh and Shimei. NLT 34 From the family of Bani: Maadai, Amram, Uel, NIV 34 From the descendants of Bani: Maadai, Amram, Uel, NLT 35 Benaiah, Bedeiah, Keluhi, NIV 35 Benaiah, Bedeiah, Keluhi, NLT 36 Vaniah, Meremoth, Eliashib, NIV 36 Vaniah, Meremoth, Eliashib, NLT 37 Mattaniah, Mattenai, and Jaasu. NIV 37 Mattaniah, Mattenai and Jaasu. NLT 38 From the family of Binnui : Shimei, NIV 38 From the descendants of Binnui: Shimei, NLT 39 Shelemiah, Nathan, Adaiah, NIV 39 Shelemiah, Nathan, Adaiah, NLT 40 Macnadebai, Shashai, Sharai, NIV 40 Macnadebai, Shashai, Sharai, NLT 41 Azarel, Shelemiah, Shemariah, NIV 41 Azarel, Shelemiah, Shemariah, NLT 42 Shallum, Amariah, and Joseph. NIV 42 Shallum, Amariah and Joseph. NLT 43 From the family of Nebo: Jeiel, Mattithiah, Zabad, Zebina, Jaddai, Joel, and Benaiah. NIV 43 From the descendants of Nebo: Jeiel, Mattithiah, Zabad, Zebina, Jaddai, Joel and Benaiah. NLT 44 Each of these men had a pagan wife, and some even had children by these wives. NIV 44 All these had married foreign women, and some of them had children by these wives.