1 Dum ergo oraret Esdras et imploraret flens et prostratus ante templum Dei, collectus est ad eum de Israel coetus grandis nimis virorum et mulierum et puerorum; et flevit populus fletu multo.
2 Et respondit Sechenias filius Iehiel de filiis Elam et dixit Esdrae: "Nos praevaricati sumus in Deum nostrum et duximus uxores alienigenas de populis terrae. Nunc autem spes est in Israel super hoc:
3 percutiamus foedus cum Domino Deo nostro, ut proiciamus universas uxores et eos, qui de his nati sunt, iuxta voluntatem Domini et eorum, qui timent praeceptum Domini Dei nostri, et secundum legem fiat.
4 Surge, tuum est decernere, nosque erimus tecum; confortare et fac".
5 Surrexit ergo Esdras et fecit principes sacerdotum et Levitarum et omnem Israel iurare, ut facerent secundum verbum hoc, et iuraverunt.
6 Et surrexit Esdras ante domum Dei et abiit ad cubiculum Iohanan filii Eliasib et pernoctavit ibi; panem non comedit et aquam non bibit, lugebat enim transgressionem eorum, qui venerant de captivitate.
7 Et missa est vox in Iuda et in Ierusalem omnibus filiis transmigrationis, ut congregarentur in Ierusalem;
8 et omnis, qui non venerit in tribus diebus iuxta consilium principum et seniorum, auferetur universa substantia eius, et ipse abicietur de coetu transmigrationis.
9 Convenerunt igitur omnes viri Iudae et Beniamin in Ierusalem tribus diebus, ipse est mensis nonus vicesimo die mensis, et sedit omnis populus in platea domus Dei, trementes pro peccato et pluviis.
10 Et surrexit Esdras sacerdos et dixit ad eos: "Vos transgressi estis et duxistis uxores alienigenas, ut adderetis super delictum Israel.
11 Et nunc date confessionem Domino, Deo patrum vestrorum, et facite placitum eius et separamini a populis terrae et ab uxoribus alienigenis".
12 Et respondit universa multitudo dixitque voce magna: "Iuxta verbum tuum ad nos, sic fiat.
13 Verumtamen quia populus multus est et tempus pluviae, et non sustinemus stare foris, et opus non est diei unius vel duorum - multi quippe peccavimus in sermone isto -
14 constituantur principes in universa multitudine; et omnes in civitatibus nostris, qui duxerunt uxores alienigenas, veniant in temporibus statutis, et cum his seniores per civitatem et civitatem et iudices eius, donec avertatur ira Dei nostri a nobis super peccato hoc".
15 Tantummodo Ionathan filius Asael et Iaasia filius Thecue steterunt contra hoc, et Mosollam et Sabethai Levites adiuverunt eos.
16 Feceruntque sic filii transmigrationis. Et elegit Esdras sacerdos viros principes familiarum iuxta domus patrum eorum, omnes autem per nomina eorum, et sederunt in die primo mensis decimi, ut quaererent rem.
17 Et absolverunt causam cunctorum, qui duxerant uxores alienigenas, intra diem primam mensis primi.
18 Et inventi sunt de filiis sacerdotum, qui duxerant uxores alienigenas. De filiis Iesua filii Iosedec et de fratribus eius: Maasia et Eliezer et Iarib et Godolia;
19 et dederunt manus suas, ut eicerent uxores suas et pro delicto suo arietem offerrent.
20 Et de filiis Emmer: Hanani et Zabadia.
21 Et de filiis Harim: Maasia et Elia et Semeia et Iehiel et Ozias.
22 Et de filiis Phassur: Elioenai, Maasia, Ismael, Nathanael, Iozabad et Elasa.
23 Et de filiis Levitarum: Iozabad et Semei et Celaia, ipse est Celita, Phethahia, Iuda et Eliezer.
24 Et de cantoribus: Eliasib. Et de ianitoribus: Sellum et Telem et Uri.
25 Et ex Israel de filiis Pharos: Remia et Iezia et Melchia et Miamin et Eleazar et Melchia et Banaia.
26 Et de filiis Elam: Matthania, Zacharias et Iehiel et Abdi et Ierimoth et Elia.
27 Et de filiis Zethua: Elioenai, Eliasib, Matthania et Ierimoth et Zabad et Aziza.
28 Et de filiis Bebai: Iohanan, Hanania, Zabbai, Athalai.
29 Et de filiis Beguai: Mosollam et Melluch et Adaia, Iasub et Saal et Ramoth.
30 Et de filiis Phahathmoab: Edna et Chalal, Banaias et Maasias, Matthanias, Beseleel, Bennui et Manasse.
31 Et de filiis Harim: Eliezer, Iesia, Melchias, Semeias, Simeon,
32 Beniamin, Melluch, Samarias.
33 Et de filiis Hasum: Matthanai, Matthatha, Zabad, Eliphalet, Iermai, Manasse, Semei.
34 De filiis Bani: Maaddi, Amram et Ioel,
35 Banaia et Badaias, Cheliau,
36 Vania, Meremoth et Eliasib,
37 Matthanias, Matthanai et Iasi.
38 Et de filiis Bennui: Semei
39 et Selemias et Nathan et Adaias
40 et Mechnedebai, Sisai, Sarai,
41 Azareel et Selemias, Samaria,
42 Sellum, Amaria, Ioseph.
43 De filiis Nabo: Iehiel, Matthathias, Zabad, Zabina, Ieddu et Ioel et Banaia.
44 Omnes hi acceperant uxores alienigenas et dimiserunt uxores et filios.
King James Version
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.
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.
3 Now therefore let us make a covenant with our God to put away all the wives, and such as are born of them, according to the counsel of my lord, and of those that tremble at the commandment of our God; and let it be done according to the law.
4 Arise; for this matter belongeth unto thee: we also will be with thee: be of good courage, and do it.
5 Then arose Ezra, and made the chief priests, the Levites, and all Israel, to swear that they should do according to this word. And they sware.
6 ¶ Then Ezra rose up from before the house of God, and went into the chamber of Johanan the son of Eliashib: and when he came thither, he did eat no bread, nor drink water: for he mourned because of the transgression of them that had been carried away.
7 And they made proclamation throughout Judah and Jerusalem unto all the children of the captivity, that they should gather themselves together unto Jerusalem;
8 And that whosoever would not come within three days, according to the counsel of the princes and the elders, all his substance should be forfeited, and himself separated from the congregation of those that had been carried away.
9 ¶ Then all the men of Judah and Benjamin gathered themselves together unto Jerusalem within three days. It was the ninth month, on the twentieth day of the month; and all the people sat in the street of the house of God, trembling because of this matter, and for the great rain.
10 And Ezra the priest stood up, and said unto them, Ye have transgressed, and have taken strange wives, to increase the trespass of Israel.
11 Now therefore make confession unto the LORD God of your fathers, and do his pleasure: and separate yourselves from the people of the land, and from the strange wives.
12 Then all the congregation answered and said with a loud voice, As thou hast said, so must we do.
13 But the people are many, and it is a time of much rain, and we are not able to stand without, neither is this a work of one day or two: for we are many that have transgressed in this thing.
14 Let now our rulers of all the congregation stand, and let all them which have taken strange wives in our cities come at appointed times, and with them the elders of every city, and the judges thereof, until the fierce wrath of our God for this matter be turned from us.
15 ¶ Only Jonathan the son of Asahel and Jahaziah the son of Tikvah were employed about this matter: and Meshullam and Shabbethai the Levite helped them.
16 And the children of the captivity did so. And Ezra the priest, with certain chief of the fathers, after the house of their fathers, and all of them by their names, were separated, and sat down in the first day of the tenth month to examine the matter.
17 And they made an end with all the men that had taken strange wives by the first day of the first month.
18 ¶ And among the sons of the priests there were found that had taken strange wives: namely, of the sons of Jeshua the son of Jozadak, and his brethren; Maaseiah, and Eliezer, and Jarib, and Gedaliah.
19 And they gave their hands that they would put away their wives; and being guilty, they offered a ram of the flock for their trespass.
20 And of the sons of Immer; Hanani, and Zebadiah.
21 And of the sons of Harim; Maaseiah, and Elijah, and Shemaiah, and Jehiel, and Uzziah.
22 And of the sons of Pashur; Elioenai, Maaseiah, Ishmael, Nethaneel, Jozabad, and Elasah.
23 Also of the Levites; Jozabad, and Shimei, and Kelaiah, (the same is Kelita,) Pethahiah, Judah, and Eliezer.
24 Of the singers also; Eliashib: and of the porters; Shallum, and Telem, and Uri.
25 Moreover of Israel: of the sons of Parosh; Ramiah, and Jeziah, and Malchiah, and Miamin, and Eleazar, and Malchijah, and Benaiah.
26 And of the sons of Elam; Mattaniah, Zechariah, and Jehiel, and Abdi, and Jeremoth, and Eliah.
27 And of the sons of Zattu; Elioenai, Eliashib, Mattaniah, and Jeremoth, and Zabad, and Aziza.
28 Of the sons also of Bebai; Jehohanan, Hananiah, Zabbai, and Athlai.
29 And of the sons of Bani; Meshullam, Malluch, and Adaiah, Jashub, and Sheal, and Ramoth.
30 And of the sons of Pahath-moab; Adna, and Chelal, Benaiah, Maaseiah, Mattaniah, Bezaleel, and Binnui, and Manasseh.
31 And of the sons of Harim; Eliezer, Ishijah, Malchiah, Shemaiah, Shimeon,
32 Benjamin, Malluch, and Shemariah.
33 Of the sons of Hashum; Mattenai, Mattathah, Zabad, Eliphelet, Jeremai, Manasseh, and Shimei.
34 Of the sons of Bani; Maadai, Amram, and Uel,
35 Benaiah, Bedeiah, Chelluh,
36 Vaniah, Meremoth, Eliashib,
37 Mattaniah, Mattenai, and Jaasau,
38 And Bani, and Binnui, Shimei,
39 And Shelemiah, and Nathan, and Adaiah,
40 Machnadebai, Shashai, Sharai,
41 Azareel, and Shelemiah, Shemariah,
42 Shallum, Amariah, and Joseph.
43 Of the sons of Nebo; Jeiel, Mattithiah, Zabad, Zebina, Jadau, and Joel, Benaiah.
44 All these had taken strange wives: and some of them had wives by whom they had children.