Ezra 10:12

12 The whole assembly responded with a loud voice: “You are right! We must do as you say.

Ezra 10:12 in Other Translations

KJV
12 Then all the congregation answered and said with a loud voice, As thou hast said, so must we do.
ESV
12 Then all the assembly answered with a loud voice, "It is so; we must do as you have said.
NLT
12 Then the whole assembly raised their voices and answered, “Yes, you are right; we must do as you say!”
MSG
12 The whole congregation responded with a shout, "Yes, we'll do it - just the way you said it!"
CSB
12 Then all the assembly responded with a loud voice: "Yes, we will do as you say!

Ezra 10:12 Meaning and Commentary

Ezra 10:12

Then all the congregation answered and said with a loud voice,
&c.] That they might be heard, and to show that they were willing and ready to comply with what was proposed:

as thou host said, so must we do;
being convinced of their sin, they saw it was a duty incumbent on them to put away their strange wives, and that there was a necessity of it, to avert the wrath of God from them.

Ezra 10:12 In-Context

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.
11 Now honor the LORD, the God of your ancestors, and do his will. Separate yourselves from the peoples around you and from your foreign wives.”
12 The whole assembly responded with a loud voice: “You are right! We must do as you say.
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.
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.”

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