Ezra 10:2

“And Shechaniah the son of Jehiel, one of the sons of Elam, answered and said unto Ezra, We have trespassed against our God, and have taken strange wives of the people of the land: yet now there is hope in Israel concerning this thing.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Shechaniah the sonne of Iehiel, one of the sonnes of Elam, answered and said vnto Ezra, Wee haue trespassed against our God, and haue taken strange wiues, of the people of the land: yet now there is hope in Israel concerning this thing.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Shecaniah the son of Jehiel, one of the sons of Elam, said to Ezra, "We have been unfaithful to our God and have married foreign women from the peoples of the land; yet now there is hope for Israel in spite of this.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Shecaniah the son of Jehiel, one of the sons of Elam, answered and said unto Ezra, We have trespassed against our God, and have married foreign women of the peoples of the land: yet now there is hope for Israel concerning this thing.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Shecaniah, the son of Jehiel, one of the sons of Elam, answering, said to Ezra, We have done evil against our God, and have taken as our wives strange women of the peoples of the land: but still there is hope for Israel in this question.
- Basic English Bible

And Shechaniah the son of Jehiel, of the sons of Elam, answered and said to Ezra, We have acted unfaithfully toward our God, and have taken foreign wives of the peoples of the land; yet now there is hope for Israel concerning this thing.
- Darby Bible

And Shechaniah the son of Jehiel, one of the sons of Elam, answered and said to Ezra, We have trespassed against our God, and have taken foreign wives of the people of the land: yet now there is hope in Israel concerning this thing.
- Webster's Bible

Shecaniah the son of Jehiel, one of the sons of Elam, answered Ezra, "We have trespassed against our God, and have married foreign women of the peoples of the land. Yet now there is hope for Israel concerning this thing.
- World English Bible

And Shechaniah son of Jehiel, of the sons of Elam, answereth and saith to Ezra, `We -- we have trespassed against our God, and we settle strange women of the peoples of the land; and now there is hope for Israel concerning this,
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Shecaniah the son of Jehiel, one of the sons of Elam, answered and said unto Ezra: 'We have broken faith with our God, and have married foreign women of the peoples of the land; yet now there is hope for Israel concerning this thing.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ezra 10:2


10:2 We - He saith, we, in the name of the people, and their several families, and his own amongst the rest. For this man's name is not in the following catalogue, but there we have his father, Jehiel, and his father's brethren, five other sons of his grandfather, Elam, ver.#26|. It was therefore an evidence of his great courage, and good conscience, that he durst so freely discharge his duty, whereby he shewed, that he honoured God more than his nearest and dearest relations. Hope - In case of our repentance, and reformation.


Discussion for Ezra 10

  • Irene123
    ".....and such that are born of them....."; their blood children; how HARD it must have been, but it was not the Gentiles time. We try to rush God, albeit unknowingly, but He will straighten us out IF we have a heart for Him.
  • Glynda Wishnevsky
    The Book of Ezra reminds us that when we are separated from God by sin, He never forgets us. He remembers and delivers us. He calls us out and gives us power and strength to overcome Satan. When we falter, or fail His faithfulness picks up, and cleanses us by His blood. It is hard to give up sin but not impossible with Jesus.
  • Lilian
    Whatever the Sons brought strange wives all have committed sins againts God's words. But God sent his begotten Son Jesus Christ to save us. Our Sins are forgiven and cleansed and we are pardoned by the blood of Jesus. Thanks be to Jesus for sheding his blood to us. His blood are more than enough to give us life in abundance. We are saved by his Grace. Our job now is to listen to God's words and obey them and believe Jesus that he is the Messiah, a Jehovah who came in flesh by the Power of God. We must be Born Again in Spirit as our Faith comes only by hearing the word of God and our Faith is a gift from God. We must love God with all your heart, Mind and thy Soul all things the desire of thine heart will be added unto you. Only believe Jesus. God always reminds us to Love one Another as Jesus loves us. Amen and keep thanking Jesus and praising Jesus for he is worthy to be praised.
  • Bryan McCloud
    I love this chapter, because it shows that if we confess and forsake our sins God will have mercy upon us.
  • Deacon
    sometimes the bible can be harsh we try to teach that we all are equal and then the bible have scriptures that sounds racist
  • MARY IDAKWO
    Ezra has demonstrated his faith in Almighty God. No matter the gravity of one 's sin, go back to your God with sober reflection, He is ever faithful to receive you and forgive all your sins. I also thank God for the unity of this people, they all agreed with one accord that whatever Ezra told them, they will do, and some of them that married foreign women and those of their own daughters that were given in marriage to these foreign men all of them came into agreement that they will divorce them. I know that God forgave them sins.

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