1 H3615 Now when these things were done, H8269 the princes H5066 drew H559 near unto me, saying, H5971 The people H3478 of Israel, H3548 and the priests H3881 and the Levites, H914 have not separated H5971 themselves from the peoples H776 of the lands, H8441 doing according to their abominations, H3669 even of the Canaanites, H2850 the Hittites, H6522 the Perizzites, H2983 the Jebusites, H5984 the Ammonites, H4125 the Moabites, H4713 the Egyptians, H567 and the Amorites.
2 H5375 For they have taken H1323 of their daughters H1121 for themselves and for their sons, H6944 so that the holy H2233 seed H6148 have mingled H5971 themselves with the peoples H776 of the lands: H3027 Yes, the hand H8269 of the princes H5461 and rulers H7223 has been chief H4604 in this trespass.
3 H8085 And when I heard H1697 this thing, H7167 I tore H899 my garment H4598 and my robe, H4803 and plucked off H8181 the hair H7218 of my head H2206 and of my beard, H3427 and sat down H8074 confounded.
4 H622 Then were assembled H2730 unto me every one that trembled H1697 at the words H430 of the God H3478 of Israel, H4604 because of the trespass H1473 of them of the captivity; H3427 and I sat H8074 confounded H6153 until the evening H4503 oblation.
5 H6153 And at the evening H4503 oblation H6965 I arose up H8589 from my humiliation, H899 even with my garment H899 and my robe H7167 tore; H3766 and I fell H1290 upon my knees, H6566 and spread out H3709 my hands H3068 unto Jehovah H430 my God;
6 H559 and I said, H430 O my God, H954 I am ashamed H3637 and blush H7311 to lift up H6440 my face H430 to you, my God; H5771 for our iniquities H7235 are increased H4605 over H7218 our head, H819 and our guiltiness H1431 is grown up H8064 unto the heavens.
7 H3117 Since the days H1 of our fathers H1419 we have been exceedingly H819 guilty H3117 unto this day; H5771 and for our iniquities H4428 have we, our kings, H3548 and our priests, H5414 been delivered H3027 into the hand H4428 of the kings H776 of the lands, H2719 to the sword, H7628 to captivity, H961 and to plunder, H1322 and to confusion H6440 of face, H3117 as it is this day.
8 H4592 And now for a little H7281 moment H8467 grace H3068 has been showed from Jehovah H430 our God, H7604 to leave H6413 us a remnant to escape, H5414 and to give H3489 us a nail H6944 in his holy H4725 place, H430 that our God H215 may lighten H5869 our eyes, H5414 and give H4592 us a little H4241 reviving H5659 in our bondage.
9 H5650 For we are bondmen; H430 yet our God H5800 has not forsaken H5659 us in our bondage, H5186 but has extended H2617 lovingkindness H6440 unto us in the sight H4428 of the kings H6539 of Persia, H5414 to give H4241 us a reviving, H7311 to set up H1004 the house H430 of our God, H5975 and to repair H2723 the ruins H5414 there, and to give H1447 us a wall H3063 in Judah H3389 and in Jerusalem.
10 H430 And now, O our God, H559 what shall we say H310 after H5800 this? for we have forsaken H4687 your commandments,
11 H6680 which you have commanded H3027 by H5650 your servants H5030 the prophets, H559 saying, H776 The land, H935 unto which you go H3423 to possess H5079 it, is an unclean H776 land H5079 through the uncleanness H5971 of the peoples H776 of the lands, H8441 through their abominations, H4390 which have filled H6310 it from one end H6310 to another H2932 with their filthiness:
12 H5414 now therefore give H1323 not your daughters H1121 unto their sons, H5375 neither take H1323 their daughters H1121 unto your sons, H1875 nor seek H7965 their peace H2896 or their prosperity H5704 for H5769 ever; H2388 that you may be strong, H398 and eat H2898 the good H776 of the land, H3423 and leave it for an inheritance H1121 to your sons H5769 for ever.
13 H310 And after H935 all that is come H7451 upon us for our evil H4639 deeds, H1419 and for our great H819 guilt, H430 seeing that you our God H2820 have punished H4295 us less H5771 than our iniquities H5414 deserve, and have given H6413 us such a remnant,
14 H7725 shall we again H6565 break H4687 your commandments, H2859 and join in affinity H5971 with the peoples H8441 that do these abominations? H599 would not you be angry H3615 with us until you had consumed H7611 us, so that there should be no remnant, H6413 nor any to escape?