And they took their daughters to be their wives, and gave
their daughters to their sons
The Israelites intermarried with the inhabitants of the land, contrary to the express command of God, ( Deuteronomy 7:3 ) ; whereby they confounded their families, debased their blood, and were ensnared into idolatry, as follows: perhaps to these unlawful marriages, in their first settlement in the land of Canaan, reference is had in ( Ezekiel 16:3 ) , "thy father [was] an Amorite and thy mother an Hittite"; an Amorite marrying a daughter of Israel, and an Israelitish man an Hittite woman:
and served their gods;
this was the natural consequence of their intermarriages, which the Lord foresaw, and therefore cautioned them against them, ( Exodus 34:15 Exodus 34:16 ) ( Deuteronomy 7:3 Deuteronomy 7:4 ) .