Ezra 9:2

For they have taken of their daughters as wives for themselves, and for their sons: so that the holy race has mixed itself with the people of those lands: yea, the hand of the leaders and rulers has been foremost in this trespass.
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
First. Or "was in this first transgression "incurred by those who returned with Zorobabel; or "was concerned in this very heinous transgression "in transgressione hac prima. (Calmet) Protestants, "hath been chief. "3 Esdras, "and the leaders and grandees partook in this illegal affair, from its commencement. "Septuagint, "and the hand of the chiefs was in this trespass, in the beginning. "This would greatly increase the difficulty of reformation. Some of the princes were however ready to undertake the work, and had preserved themselves from the too general contagion. (Haydock) All marriages with the Moabites, were prohibited, if the women remained infidels, Exodus xxxiv. (Tirinus)

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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