Bible: Ezra 10:2-4

10:2 Then Shecaniah son of Jehiel, from the descendants of Elam, 1  addressed Ezra:

“We have been unfaithful to our God by marrying 2  foreign women from the local peoples. 3  Nonetheless, there is still hope for Israel in this regard. 4  10:3 Therefore let us enact 5  a covenant with our God to send away all these women and their offspring, in keeping with your counsel, my lord, 6  and that of those who respect 7  the commandments of our God. And let it be done according to the law. 10:4 Get up, for this matter concerns you. We are with you, so be strong and act decisively!

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