Ezra 10:1

“Now when Ezra had prayed, and when he had confessed, weeping and casting himself down before the house of God, there assembled unto him out of Israel a very great congregation of men and women and children: for the people wept very sore.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Now when Ezra had praised, and when he had confessed, weeping, and casting himselfe downe before the house of God, there assembled vnto him out of Israel, a very great congregation of men, and women, and children: for the people wept very sore.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now while Ezra was praying and making confession, weeping and prostrating himself before the house of God, a very large assembly, men, women and children, gathered to him from Israel; for the people wept bitterly.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now while Ezra prayed and made confession, weeping and casting himself down before the house of God, there was gathered together unto him out of Israel a very great assembly of men and women and children; for the people wept very sore.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now while Ezra was making his prayer and his statement of wrongdoing, weeping and falling down before the house of God, a very great number of men and women and children out of Israel came together round him: for the people were weeping bitterly.
- Basic English Bible

And while Ezra prayed, and made confession, weeping and falling down before the house of God, there were gathered to him out of Israel a very great congregation of men and women and children; for the people wept very much.
- Darby Bible

Now when Ezra had prayed, and when he had confessed, weeping and casting himself down before the house of God, there assembled to him out of Israel a very great congregation of men and women and children: for the people wept very bitterly.
- Webster's Bible

Now while Ezra prayed and made confession, weeping and casting himself down before the house of God, there was gathered together to him out of Israel a very great assembly of men and women and children; for the people wept very bitterly.
- World English Bible

And at Ezra's praying, and at his making confession, weeping and casting himself down before the house of God, there have been gathered unto him out of Israel an assembly very great -- men and women and children -- for the people have wept, multiplying weeping.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Now while Ezra prayed, and made confession, weeping and casting himself down before the house of God, there was gathered together unto him out of Israel a very great congregation of men and women and children; for the people wept very sore.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ezra 10:1


10:1 There assembled - The account of his grief, and publick expressions thereof in the court before the temple, being in an instant dispersed over all the city, brought a great company together. See what an happy influence the example of great ones may have upon their inferiors!


Discussion for Ezra 10

  • A disciple
    Peter; Ezra was a GREAT example of a man of God in a position of authority: a priest, a scribe, and one firmly founded in a virtuous way of life. The people too were a GREAT example of what is commonly found with "people." As long as they can rely on someone leading, they will follow, to a point! But then when they have to really be so on their own, its much harder to find real and lasting purity.
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Ezra did exactly what the Lord through King Artaxerxes sent him back from Babylonian captivity to Jerusalem to do- rid the country of strange wives and strange worship. He gathered the large assembly to read the laws of God to the people. Most of the people and families as listed in this chapter repented. God warns us against being unequally yoked. We must heed this warning every day of our lives.
  • 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.
  • 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

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