|New International Version (© 2011)|
Then Shekaniah son of Jehiel, one of the descendants of Elam, said to Ezra, "We have been unfaithful to our God by marrying foreign women from the peoples around us. But in spite of this, there is still hope for Israel.
King James Bible
And Shechaniah the son of Jehiel, one of the sons of Elam, answered and said unto Ezra, We have trespassed against our God, and have taken strange wives of the people of the land: yet now there is hope in Israel concerning this thing.
American Standard Version
And Shecaniah the son of Jehiel, one of the sons of Elam, answered and said unto Ezra, We have trespassed against our God, and have married foreign women of the peoples of the land: yet now there is hope for Israel concerning this thing.
Young's Literal Translation
And Shechaniah son of Jehiel, of the sons of Elam, answereth and saith to Ezra, 'We -- we have trespassed against our God, and we settle strange women of the peoples of the land; and now there is hope for Israel concerning this,
Ezra 10:2 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Shechaniah the son of Jehiel - He speaks here in the name of the people, not acknowledging himself culpable, for he is not in the following list. It is in the same form of speech with that in James, James 3:9. With the tongue curse we men. He seems to have been a chief man among the people; and Ezra, at present, stood in need of his influence and support.
Yet now there is hope in Israel - מקוה mikveh, expectation, of pardon; for the people were convinced of the evil, and were deeply penitent: hence it is said, Ezra 10:1, that they wept sore.
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Ezra 10:26 And of the sons of Elam; Mattaniah, Zechariah, and Jehiel, and Abdi, and Jeremoth, and Eliah.
Nehemiah 3:29 After them repaired Zadok the son of Immer over against his house. After him repaired also Shemaiah the son of Shechaniah...
Ezra 2:7,31 The children of Elam, a thousand two hundred fifty and four...
Nehemiah 7:12,34 The children of Elam, a thousand two hundred fifty and four...
We have trespassed (Shechaniah here speaks in the name of the people, not acknowledging himself culpable; for he is not in the following list.)
James 2:9 But if you have respect to persons, you commit sin, and are convinced of the law as transgressors.
Exodus 34:12 Take heed to yourself, lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land where you go...
Nehemiah 13:27 Shall we then listen to you to do all this great evil, to transgress against our God in marrying strange wives?
yet now there is hope
Exodus 34:6,7 And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, long-suffering...
Isaiah 55:6,7 Seek you the LORD while he may be found, call you on him while he is near...
Jeremiah 3:12,13 Go and proclaim these words toward the north, and say, Return, you backsliding Israel, said the LORD...
1 John 1:7-9 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another...
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Ezra 9:2 They have taken some of their daughters as wives for themselves and their sons, and have mingled the holy race with the peoples around them. And the leaders and officials have led the way in this unfaithfulness."
Nehemiah 13:27 Must we hear now that you too are doing all this terrible wickedness and are being unfaithful to our God by marrying foreign women?"