Ezra 10:19
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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.

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.

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.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

They gave their hands - i. e., "solemnly pledged themselves" (compare the marginal references).

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A Spiritual Revival
Ezra's arrival in Jerusalem was opportune. There was great need of the influence of his presence. His coming brought courage and hope to the hearts of many who had long labored under difficulties. Since the return of the first company of exiles under the leadership of Zerubbabel and Joshua, over seventy years before, much had been accomplished. The temple had been finished, and the walls of the city had been partially repaired. Yet much remained undone. Among those who had returned to Jerusalem in
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Covenanting Performed in Former Ages with Approbation from Above.
That the Lord gave special token of his approbation of the exercise of Covenanting, it belongs to this place to show. His approval of the duty was seen when he unfolded the promises of the Everlasting Covenant to his people, while they endeavoured to perform it; and his approval thereof is continually seen in his fulfilment to them of these promises. The special manifestations of his regard, made to them while attending to the service before him, belonged to one or other, or both, of those exhibitions
John Cunningham—The Ordinance of Covenanting

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;

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