1 H3615 [H8763] Now when these things were done, H8269 the princes H5066 [H8738] came H559 [H8800] to me, saying, H5971 The people H3478 of Israel, H3548 and the priests, H3881 and the Levites, H914 [H8738] have not separated H5971 themselves from the people 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 [H8804] For they have taken H1323 of their daughters H1121 for themselves, and for their sons: H6944 so that the holy H2233 seed H6148 [H8694] have mixed H5971 themselves with the people H776 of those lands: H3027 yea, the hand H8269 of the princes H5461 and rulers H7223 hath been first H4604 in this treachery.
3 H8085 [H8800] And when I heard H1697 this thing, H7167 [H8804] I tore H899 my garment H4598 and my mantle, H4803 [H8799] and plucked off H8181 the hair H7218 of my head H2206 and of my beard, H3427 [H8799] and sat down H8074 [H8789] appalled.
4 H622 [H8735] Then were assembled H2730 to me every one that trembled H1697 at the words H430 of the God H3478 of Israel, H4604 because of the treachery H1473 of those that had been carried away; H3427 [H8802] and I sat H8074 [H8789] appalled H6153 until the evening H4503 sacrifice.
5 H6153 And at the evening H4503 sacrifice H6965 [H8804] I arose H8589 from my heaviness; H7167 [H8800] and having torn H899 my garment H4598 and my mantle, H3766 [H8799] I fell H1290 upon my knees, H6566 [H8799] and spread out H3709 my palms H3068 to the LORD H430 my God,
6 H9001 And H559 [H8799] said, H9020 O my H430 God, H954 [H8804] I am too pale H9001 and H3637 [H8738] wounded H9005 to H7311 [H8687] lift up H9020 my H6440 face H413 to H931 thee, H9020 my H430 God: H3588 for H9025 our H5771 perversities H7235 [H8804] are increased H9005 H4605 over H9011 H7218 our head, H9002 and H9025 our H819 guilt H1431 [H8804] is grown up H5704 to H9004 the H8064 heavens.
7 H3117 Since the days H1 of our fathers H1419 have we been in a great H819 guilt H3117 to this day; H5771 and for our perversities H4428 have we, our kings, H3548 and our priests, H5414 [H8738] been given H3027 into the hand H4428 of the kings H776 of the lands, H2719 to the sword, H7628 to captivity, H961 and to a spoil, H1322 and to shame H6440 of face, H3117 as it is this day.
8 H4592 And now for a little H7281 moment H8467 grace H3068 hath been shown from the LORD H430 our God, H7604 [H8687] to leave H6413 us a remnant to escape, H5414 [H8800] and to give H3489 us a nail H6944 in his holy H4725 place, H430 that our God H215 [H8687] may enlighten H5869 our eyes, H5414 [H8800] and give H4592 us a little H4241 reviving H5659 in our bondage.
9 H5650 For we were slaves; H430 yet our God H5800 [H8804] hath not forsaken H5659 us in our bondage, H5186 [H8686] but hath extended H2617 mercy H6440 to us in the sight H4428 of the kings H6539 of Persia, H5414 [H8800] to give H4241 us a reviving, H7311 [H8788] to set up H1004 the house H430 of our God, H5975 [H8687] and to repair H2723 the dry places H5414 [H8800] of it, and to give H1447 us a wall H3063 in Judah H3389 and in Jerusalem.
10 H430 And now, O our God, H559 [H8799] what shall we say H310 after H5800 [H8804] this? for we have forsaken H4687 thy commandments,
11 H6680 [H8765] Which thou hast commanded H3027 by H5650 thy servants H5030 the prophets, H559 [H8800] saying, H776 The land, H935 [H8802] where ye go H3423 [H8800] to possess H5079 it, is an impure H776 land H5079 with the filthiness H5971 of the people H776 of the lands, H8441 with their abominations, H4390 [H8765] which have filled H6310 it from one end H6310 to another H2932 with their uncleanness.
12 H5414 [H8799] Now therefore give H1323 not your daughters H1121 to their sons, H5375 [H8799] neither take H1323 their daughters H1121 to your sons, H1875 [H8799] nor seek H7965 their peace H2896 or their wealth H5704 for H5769 ever: H2388 [H8799] that ye may be strong, H398 [H8804] and eat H2898 the good H776 of the land, H3423 [H8689] and leave it for an inheritance H1121 to your sons H5769 to the age.
13 H310 And after H935 [H8802] all that hath come H7451 upon us for our evil H4639 deeds, H1419 and for our great H819 guilt, H430 seeing that thou our God H2820 [H8804] hast punished H4295 us less H5771 than our perversities H5414 [H8804] deserve, and hast given H6413 us such deliverance as this;
14 H7725 [H8799] Should we again H6565 [H8687] break H4687 thy commandments, H2859 [H8692] and join in marriage H5971 with the people H8441 of these abominations? H599 [H8799] wouldest thou not be angry H3615 [H8763] with us till thou hadst consumed H7611 us, so that there should be no remnant H6413 nor escaping?