Ezra 10:3

Overview - Ezra 10
Ezra encouraged to reform the strange marriages.
Ezra assembles the people.
The people repent, and promise amendment.
15 The care to perform it.
18 The names of them which had married strange wives.
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Ezra 10:3  (King James Version)
Now therefore let us make a covenant with our God to put away all the wives, and such as are born of them, according to the counsel of my lord, and of those that tremble at the commandment of our God; and let it be done according to the law.

let us make
{Nichrath berith,} "let us cut a covenant:" Deuteronomy 29:12 ; Joshua 9:6 ; 2 Kings 11:17 ; 2 Chronicles 29:10 ; 2 Chronicles 34:31 2 Chronicles 34:32 Nehemiah 9:38
Nehemiah 10:29-39

put away
Hebrew bring forth. according to the counsel.
2 Chronicles 30:12

of those that
9:4 2 Chronicles 34:21 2 Chronicles 34:27 ; Psalms 119:59 Psalms 119:120 ; Isaiah 66:2 ; Ezekiel 9:4

at the commandment
Deuteronomy 7:2 Deuteronomy 7:3 ; Joshua 23:12 Joshua 23:13

let it
Nehemiah 8:14 ; 13:1-3 Isaiah 8:20
Shechaniah's counsel, which he was then so clear in, will not hold now: such marriages, it is certain, are contrary to the will of God, and ought not to be made; but they are not null. Our rule under the gospel is {Quod fieri non debuit, factum valet,} "That which ought not to have been done must, when done, abide." See
1 Corinthians 7:12 1 Corinthians 7:13