KJV EZR9 with Strong's Hebrew/GreekEZR8.htm EZR10.htm
9:1 Now when these things were done [H3615] , the princes [H8269] came [H5066] to me, saying [H559] , The people [H5971] of Israel [H3478] , and the priests [H3548] , and the Levites [H3881] , have not separated [H914] themselves from the people [H5971] of the lands [H776] , [doing] according to their abominations [H8441] , [even] of the Canaanites [H3669] , the Hittites [H2850] , the Perizzites [H6522] , the Jebusites [H2983] , the Ammonites [H5984] , the Moabites [H4125] , the Egyptians [H4713] , and the Amorites [H567] .
9:2 For they have taken [H5375] of their daughters [H1323] for themselves, and for their sons [H1121] : so that the holy [H6944] seed [H2233] have mingled [H6148] themselves with the people [H5971] of [those] lands [H776] : yea, the hand [H3027] of the princes [H8269] and rulers [H5461] hath been chief [H7223] in this trespass [H4604] .
9:3 And when I heard [H8085] this thing [H1697] , I rent [H7167] my garment [H899] and my mantle [H4598] , and plucked off [H4803] the hair [H8181] of my head [H7218] and of my beard [H2206] , and sat down [H3427] astonied [H8074] .
9:4 Then were assembled [H622] unto me every one that trembled [H2730] at the words [H1697] of the God [H430] of Israel [H3478] , because of the transgression [H4604] of those that had been carried away [H1473] ; and I sat [H3427] astonied [H8074] until the evening [H6153] sacrifice [H4503] .
9:5 And at the evening [H6153] sacrifice [H4503] I arose up [H6965] from my heaviness [H8589] ; and having rent [H7167] my garment [H899] and my mantle [H4598] , I fell [H3766] upon my knees [H1290] , and spread out [H6566] my hands [H3709] unto the LORD [H3068] my God [H430] ,(heaviness: or, affliction)
9:6 And said [H559] , O my God [H430] , I am ashamed [H954] and blush [H3637] to lift up [H7311] my face [H6440] to thee, my God [H430] : for our iniquities [H5771] are increased [H7235] over [H4605] [our] head [H7218] , and our trespass [H819] is grown up [H1431] unto the heavens [H8064] .(trespass: or, guiltiness)
9:7 Since the days [H3117] of our fathers [H1] [have] we [been] in a great [H1419] trespass [H819] unto this day [H3117] ; and for our iniquities [H5771] have we, our kings [H4428] , [and] our priests [H3548] , been delivered [H5414] into the hand [H3027] of the kings [H4428] of the lands [H776] , to the sword [H2719] , to captivity [H7628] , and to a spoil [H961] , and to confusion [H1322] of face [H6440] , as [it is] this day [H3117] .
9:8 And now for a little [H4592] space [H7281] grace [H8467] hath been [shewed] from the LORD [H3068] our God [H430] , to leave [H7604] us a remnant to escape [H6413] , and to give [H5414] us a nail [H3489] in his holy [H6944] place [H4725] , that our God [H430] may lighten [H215] our eyes [H5869] , and give [H5414] us a little [H4592] reviving [H4241] in our bondage [H5659] .(space: Heb. moment)(a nail: or, a pin: that is, a constant and sure abode)
9:9 For we [were] bondmen [H5650] ; yet our God [H430] hath not forsaken [H5800] us in our bondage [H5659] , but hath extended [H5186] mercy [H2617] unto us in the sight [H6440] of the kings [H4428] of Persia [H6539] , to give [H5414] us a reviving [H4241] , to set up [H7311] the house [H1004] of our God [H430] , and to repair [H5975] the desolations [H2723] thereof, and to give [H5414] us a wall [H1447] in Judah [H3063] and in Jerusalem [H3389] .(to repair: Heb. to set up)
9:10 And now, O our God [H430] , what shall we say [H559] after [H310] this? for we have forsaken [H5800] thy commandments [H4687] ,
9:11 Which thou hast commanded [H6680] by [H3027] thy servants [H5650] the prophets [H5030] , saying [H559] , The land [H776] , unto which ye go [H935] to possess [H3423] it, is an unclean [H5079] land [H776] with the filthiness [H5079] of the people [H5971] of the lands [H776] , with their abominations [H8441] , which have filled [H4390] it from one end [H6310] to another [H6310] with their uncleanness [H2932] .(by: Heb. by the hand of)(from: Heb. from mouth to mouth)
9:12 Now therefore give [H5414] not your daughters [H1323] unto their sons [H1121] , neither take [H5375] their daughters [H1323] unto your sons [H1121] , nor seek [H1875] their peace [H7965] or their wealth [H2896] for [H5704] ever [H5769] : that ye may be strong [H2388] , and eat [H398] the good [H2898] of the land [H776] , and leave [it] for an inheritance [H3423] to your children [H1121] for ever [H5769] .
9:13 And after [H310] all that is come [H935] upon us for our evil [H7451] deeds [H4639] , and for our great [H1419] trespass [H819] , seeing that thou our God [H430] hast punished [H2820] us less [H4295] than our iniquities [H5771] [deserve], and hast given [H5414] us [such] deliverance [H6413] as this;(hast punished: Heb. hast withheld beneath our iniquities)
9:14 Should we again [H7725] break [H6565] thy commandments [H4687] , and join in affinity [H2859] with the people [H5971] of these abominations [H8441] ? wouldest not thou be angry [H599] with us till thou hadst consumed [H3615] [us], so that [there should be] no remnant [H7611] nor escaping [H6413] ?
9:15 O LORD [H3068] God [H430] of Israel [H3478] , thou [art] righteous [H6662] : for we remain [H7604] yet escaped [H6413] , as [it is] this day [H3117] : behold, we [are] before [H6440] thee in our trespasses [H819] : for we cannot stand [H5975] before [H6440] thee because of this.