Ezra 10:19
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New International Version
(They all gave their hands in pledge to put away their wives, and for their guilt they each presented a ram from the flock as a guilt offering.)

New Living Translation
They vowed to divorce their wives, and they each acknowledged their guilt by offering a ram as a guilt offering.

English Standard Version
They pledged themselves to put away their wives, and their guilt offering was a ram of the flock for their guilt.

New American Standard Bible
They pledged to put away their wives, and being guilty, they offered a ram of the flock for their offense.

King James Bible
And they gave their hands that they would put away their wives; and being guilty, they offered a ram of the flock for their trespass.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They pledged to send their wives away, and being guilty, they offered a ram from the flock for their guilt;

International Standard Version
Pleading guilty, they promised to divorce their wives. Then they offered a ram from their flocks for their offense.

NET Bible
(They gave their word to send away their wives; their guilt offering was a ram from the flock for their guilt.)

New Heart English Bible
They gave their hand that they would put away their wives; and being guilty, they offered a ram of the flock for their guilt.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They shook hands as a pledge that they would get rid of their wives. They sacrificed a ram from their flock as an offering for guilt because they were guilty.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And they gave their hand that they would put away their wives; and being guilty, [they offered] a ram of the flock for their guilt.

New American Standard 1977
And they pledged to put away their wives, and being guilty, they offered a ram of the flock for their offense.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And they gave their hands that they would send away their women; and being guilty, they offered a ram of the flock for their guiltiness.

King James 2000 Bible
And they gave their promise that they would put away their wives; and being guilty, they offered a ram of the flock for their trespass.

American King James Version
And they gave their hands that they would put away their wives; and being guilty, they offered a ram of the flock for their trespass.

American Standard Version
And they gave their hand that they would put away their wives; and being guilty, they offered a ram of the flock for their guilt.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they gave their hands to put away their wives, and to offer for their offence a ram of the flock.

Darby Bible Translation
And they gave their hand to send away their wives; and they offered a ram of the flock, as trespass-offering for their guilt.

English Revised Version
And they gave their hand that they would put away their wives; and being guilty, they offered a ram of the flock for their guilt.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they gave their hands that they would put away their wives; and being guilty, they offered a ram of the flock for their trespass.

World English Bible
They gave their hand that they would put away their wives; and being guilty, [they offered] a ram of the flock for their guilt.

Young's Literal Translation
and they give their hand to send out their wives, and, being guilty, a ram of the flock, for their guilt.
Study Bible
Those Guilty of Intermarriage
18Among the sons of the priests who had married foreign wives were found of the sons of Jeshua the son of Jozadak, and his brothers: Maaseiah, Eliezer, Jarib and Gedaliah. 19They pledged to put away their wives, and being guilty, they offered a ram of the flock for their offense. 20Of the sons of Immer there were Hanani and Zebadiah;…
Cross References
Leviticus 5:15
"If a person acts unfaithfully and sins unintentionally against the LORD'S holy things, then he shall bring his guilt offering to the LORD: a ram without defect from the flock, according to your valuation in silver by shekels, in terms of the shekel of the sanctuary, for a guilt offering.

Leviticus 6:6
"Then he shall bring to the priest his guilt offering to the LORD, a ram without defect from the flock, according to your valuation, for a guilt offering,

2 Kings 10:15
Now when he had departed from there, he met Jehonadab the son of Rechab coming to meet him; and he greeted him and said to him, "Is your heart right, as my heart is with your heart?" And Jehonadab answered, "It is." Jehu said, "If it is, give me your hand." And he gave him his hand, and he took him up to him into the chariot.

Ezra 10:20
Of the sons of Immer there were Hanani and Zebadiah;
Treasury of Scripture

And they gave their hands that they would put away their wives; and being guilty, they offered a ram of the flock for their trespass.

gave their hands (They bound themselves in the most solemn manner to do as the rest of the delinquents had done, and make and acknowledgment to God of their iniquity, by offering each a ram for a trespass offering.)

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a ram

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Leviticus 6:4,6 Then it shall be, because he has sinned, and is guilty, that he shall …

Verse 19. - They gave their hands that they would put away their wives. It is not clear whether this is intended to be said of Maaseiah, Eliezer, Jarib, and Gedaliah only, or of the entire body of persons found guilty of having married strange wives. Most probably the court made out the divorces in the generality of cases, but were content to take a solemn pledge from members of the high priest's family. And they gave their hands that they would put away their wives,.... They proposed to do it, and actually did it:

and being guilty; of which they were fully convinced:

they offered a ram of the flock for their trespass; to make atonement for it, and thereby set an example to others to do the like. Aben Ezra observes, that we do not find that the trespass offering was a mulct to such who married strange wives, and conjectures, that it was the advice of the chief men to do it. From hence, to the end of Ezra 10:43, is a list of the men that had married strange wives, and put them away; those in Ezra 10:20, were priests; in Ezra 10:23, Levites, and those of them who were singers or porters; the rest were Israelites: and it is a very common distinction, in rabbinical writers, to distinguish the Jews into priests, Levites, and Israelites; of these we know no more than their names; some of the heads of the families may be observed in Ezra 2:1. 19. they gave their hands—that is, came under a solemn engagement, which was usually ratified by pledging the right hand (Pr 6:1; Eze 17:18). The delinquents of the priestly order bound themselves to do like the common Israelites (Ezr 10:25), and sought to expiate their sin by sacrificing a ram as a trespass offering. 10:15-44 The best reformers can but do their endeavour; when the Redeemer himself shall come to Zion, he shall effectually turn away ungodliness from Jacob. And when sin is repented of and forsaken, God will forgive it; but the blood of Christ, our Sin-offering, is the only atonement which takes away our guilt. No seeming repentance or amendment will benefit those who reject Him, for self-dependence proves them still unhumbled. All the names written in the book of life, are those of penitent sinners, not of self-righteous persons, who think they have no need of repentance.
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