Ezra 9

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And they finish these and the governors come near me, saying, The people of Yisra El and the priests and the Leviym separate not themselves from the people of the lands according to the abhorrences of the Kenaaniy, the Hethiy, the Perizziy, the Yebusiy, the Ammoniy, the Moabiy, the Misrayim and the Emoriy: 2 for they spare their daughters for themselves and for their sons: so that the holy seed mingles with the people of those lands: yes, the hand of the governors and prefects are heads in this treason. 3 And I hear this word and I rip my clothes and my mantle and balden the hair of my head and of my beard, and sit down astonished. 4 and every one who trembles at the words of Elohim of Yisra El gathers to me; because of the treason of those who were exiled; and I sat astonished until the evening offering. 5 And at the evening offering I rise and fast and rip my clothes and my mantle: I bow on my knees and spread my palms to Yah Veh my Elohim, 6 and say, O my Elohim, I shame and blush to lift my face to thee, my Elohim: for our perversities abound over our head, and our guilt grows to the heavens: 7 since the days of our fathers we are in a great guilt - unto this day: and for our perversities, our sovereigns and our priests, are given into the hand of the sovereigns of the lands - to the sword, to captivity, and to a plunder, and to shamed face, as this day. 8 And now for a little blink, supplication becomes from Yah Veh our Elohim - to allow escapees to survive, and to give us a stake in his holies, so that our Elohim lighten our eyes, and give us a little invigoration in our servitude. 9 For we are servants; yet our Elohim forsakes us not in our servitude; but spreads us mercy at the face of the sovereigns of Persia - to give us an invigoration - to lift the house of our Elohim and to stand the parched areas thereof and to give us a wall in Yah Hudah and in Yeru Shalem. 10 And now, O our Elohim, what say we? For we forsook your misvoth 11 which you misvahed by the hand of your servants the prophets, saying, The land you go to possess, is a land of exclusion of the people of the lands with their abhorrences who filled it from mouth to mouth with their foulness. 12 And now, neither give your daughters to their sons, nor bear their daughters to your sons, nor seek their shalom or their goodness eternally: that you strengthen and eat the good of the land for your sons to possess eternally. 13 And after all that comes upon us for our evil works and for our great guilt - seeing that you our Elohim; spare us from our downward perversities, and give us such an escape as this 14 - return we to break your misvoth and intermarry with the people of these abhorrences? Are you not angry with us - to finish us off so that there is neither survivor nor escapee? 15 O Yah Veh Elohim of Yisra El, you are just: for we survive yet escaped as it is this day: behold, we are at your face in our guilt: for no one stands at your face because of this.