Ezra 10:19
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.

Berean Study Bible
They pledged to send their wives away, and for their guilt they presented a ram from the flock as a guilt offering.

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.

New King James Version
And they gave their promise that they would put away their wives; and being guilty, they presented a ram of the flock as their trespass offering.

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

NASB 1995
They pledged to put away their wives, and being guilty, they offered a ram of the flock for their offense.

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

Amplified Bible
They vowed to send away their [pagan] wives, and being guilty, they each offered a ram of the flock for their offense.

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

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

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.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they were persuaded also that they would send away their wives, and they offered rams of sheep for their sins.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And they pledged themselves to put away their wives, and offered a ram of the flock for a trespass-offering because of their trespass.

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

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.

Good News Translation
They promised to divorce their wives, and they offered a ram as a sacrifice for their sins.

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.

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

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.

Literal Standard Version
and they give their hand to send out their wives, and being guilty, a ram of the flock for their guilt.

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.

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Those Guilty of Intermarriage
18Among the descendants of the priests who had married foreign women were found these descendants of Jeshua son of Jozadak and his brothers: Maaseiah, Eliezer, Jarib, and Gedaliah. 19They pledged to send their wives away, and for their guilt they presented a ram from the flock as a guilt offering. 20From the descendants of Immer: Hanani and Zebadiah.…

Cross References
Leviticus 5:15
"If someone acts unfaithfully and sins unintentionally against any of the LORD's holy things, he must bring his guilt offering to the LORD: an unblemished ram from the flock, of proper value in silver shekels according to the sanctuary shekel; it is a guilt offering.

Leviticus 6:6
Then he must bring to the priest his guilt offering to the LORD: an unblemished ram of proper value from the flock.

2 Kings 10:15
When he left there, he found Jehonadab son of Rechab, who was coming to meet him. Jehu greeted him and asked, "Is your heart as true to mine as my heart is to yours?" "It is!" Jehonadab replied. "If it is," said Jehu, "give me your hand." So he gave him his hand, and Jehu helped him into his chariot,

Ezra 10:20
From the descendants of Immer: 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.

2 Kings 10:15
And when he was departed thence, he lighted on Jehonadab the son of Rechab coming to meet him: and he saluted him, and said to him, Is thine heart right, as my heart is with thy heart? And Jehonadab answered, It is. If it be, give me thine hand. And he gave him his hand; and he took him up to him into the chariot.

1 Chronicles 29:24
And all the princes, and the mighty men, and all the sons likewise of king David, submitted themselves unto Solomon the king.

2 Chronicles 30:8
Now be ye not stiffnecked, as your fathers were, but yield yourselves unto the LORD, and enter into his sanctuary, which he hath sanctified for ever: and serve the LORD your God, that the fierceness of his wrath may turn away from you.

a ram

Leviticus 5:15,16
If a soul commit a trespass, and sin through ignorance, in the holy things of the LORD; then he shall bring for his trespass unto the LORD a ram without blemish out of the flocks, with thy estimation by shekels of silver, after the shekel of the sanctuary, for a trespass offering: …

Leviticus 6:4,6
Then it shall be, because he hath sinned, and is guilty, that he shall restore that which he took violently away, or the thing which he hath deceitfully gotten, or that which was delivered him to keep, or the lost thing which he found, …









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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
They pledged
וַיִּתְּנ֥וּ (way·yit·tə·nū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 5414: To give, put, set

to send their wives
נְשֵׁיהֶ֑ם (nə·šê·hem)
Noun - feminine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 802: Woman, wife, female

away,
לְהוֹצִ֣יא (lə·hō·w·ṣî)
Preposition-l | Verb - Hifil - Infinitive construct
Strong's 3318: To go, bring, out, direct and proxim

and for their guilt
וַאֲשֵׁמִ֥ים (wa·’ă·šê·mîm)
Conjunctive waw | Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 818: Guilty, presenting a, sin-offering

[they presented] a ram
אֵֽיל־ (’êl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 352: Strength, strong, a chief, a ram, a pilaster, an oak, strong tree

from the flock
צֹ֖אן (ṣōn)
Noun - common singular
Strong's 6629: Small cattle, sheep and goats, flock

as
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

a guilt offering.
אַשְׁמָתָֽם׃ (’aš·mā·ṯām)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 819: Guiltiness, a fault, the presentation of a, sin-offering


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