EZRA 10:3

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“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.”

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Ezra 10:3 Translation & Meaning

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Now וְעַתָּ֣ה At this time, whether adverb, conjunction or expletive Now
therefore let us make נִֽכְרָת To cut (off, down or asunder); by implication, to destroy or consume; specifically, to covenant (i.e., make an alliance or bargain, originally by cutting flesh and passing between the pieces) therefore let make
a covenant בְּרִ֣ית A compact (because made by passing between pieces of flesh) covenant
with our God לֵֽ֠אלֹהֵינוּ Gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative God
to put away לְהוֹצִ֨יא To go (causatively, bring) out, in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively, direct and proxim put away
all כָל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) all
the wives, נָשִׁ֜ים A woman wives
and such as are born וְהַנּוֹלָ֤ד To bear young; causatively, to beget; medically, to act as midwife; specifically, to show lineage such are born
of them, according to the counsel בַּֽעֲצַ֣ת Advice; by implication, plan; also prudence according counsel
of my lord, אֲדֹנָ֔י Sovereign, i.e., controller (human or divine) lord
and of those that tremble וְהַֽחֲרֵדִ֖ים Fearful; also reverential those tremble
at the commandment בְּמִצְוַ֣ת A command, whether human or divine (collectively, the Law) commandment
of our God; אֱלֹהֵ֑ינוּ Gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative God
and let it be done יֵֽעָשֶֽׂה׃ To do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application let done
according to the law. וְכַתּוֹרָ֖ה A precept or statute, especially the Decalogue or Pentateuch according law

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  • 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.




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