Ezra 9:1-2

Ezra Prays About Intermarriage

1After these things had been done, the officials approached me and said, “The people of Israel and the priests and the a  Levites have not separated themselves from the peoples of the lands b  with their abominations, from the c  Canaanites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Jebusites, the Ammonites, the Moabites, the Egyptians, and the Amorites. 2 d  For they have taken some of their daughters to be wives for themselves and for their sons, so that the e  holy race
Hebrew offspring
has g  mixed itself with the peoples of the lands. And in this faithlessness the hand of the officials and chief men has been foremost.”
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