Home Latest Christian Articles Daily Bible Verse How to Start a Blog Christian Counselling Internet Filter Submit Christian Articles

Mind On Jesus


THE CATHOLIC BIBLE


Ezra 8 | Catholic Bible Index

The Book of Ezra


Chapter 9

1

And after these things were accomplished, the princes came to me, saying: The people of Israel, and the priests and Levites have not separated themselves from the people of the lands, and from their abominations, namely, of the Chanaanites, and the Hethites, and the Pherezites, and the Jebusites, and the Ammonites, and the Moabites, and the Egyptians, and the Amorrhites.

2

For they have taken of their daughters for themselves and for their sons, and they have mingled the holy seed with the people of the lands. And the hand of the princes and magistrates hath been first in this transgression.

3

And when I had heard this word, I rent my mantle and my coat, and plucked off the hairs of my head and my beard, and I sat down mourning.

4

And there were assembled to me all that feared the God of Israel, because of the transgression of those that were come from the captivity, and I sat sorrowful, until the evening sacrifice.

5

And at the evening sacrifice I rose up from my affliction, and having rent my mantle and my garment, I fell upon my knees, and spread out my hands to the Lord my God,

6

And said: My God I am confounded and ashamed to lift up my face to thee: for our iniquities are multiplied over our heads, and our sins are grown up even unto heaven,

7

From the days of our fathers: and we ourselves also have sinned grievously unto this day, and for our iniquities we and our kings, and our priests have been delivered into the hands of the kings of the lands, and to the sword, and to captivity, and to spoil, and to confusion of face, as it is at this day.

8

And now as a little, and for a moment has our prayer been made before the Lord our God, to leave us a remnant, and give us a pin in his holy place, and that our God would enlighten our eyes, and would give us a little life in our bondage.

9

For we are bondmen, and in our bondage our God hath not forsaken us, but hath extended mercy upon us before the king of the Persians, to give us life, and to set up the house of our God, and rebuild the desolations thereof, and to give us a fence in Juda and Jerusalem.

10

And now, O our God, what shall we say after this? for we have forsaken thy commandments,

11

Which thou hast commanded by the hand of thy servants the prophets, saying: The land which you go to possess, is an unclean land, according to the uncleanness of the people, and of other lands, with their abominations, who have filled it from mouth to mouth with their filth.

12

Now therefore give not your daughters to their sons, and take not their daughters for your sons, and seek not their peace, nor their prosperity forever: that you may be strengthened, and may eat the good things of the land, and may have your children your heirs for ever.

13

And after all that is come upon us, for our most wicked deeds, and our great sin, seeing that thou our God hast saved us from our iniquity, and hast given us a deliverance as at this day,

14

That we should not turn away, nor break thy commandments, nor join in marriage with the people of these abominations. Art thou angry with us unto utter destruction, not to leave us a remnant to be saved?

15

O Lord God of Israel, thou art just: for we remain yet to be saved as at this day. Behold we are before thee in our sin, for there can be no standing before thee in this matter.



Please share this chapter of the Catholic Bible with friends and family.

Read Next


Ezra 10



Protect families online
Internet screen accountability is one of the best ways to protect your children from online dangers. As parents, it is your duty to ensure your kids are safe when they go online. Every Christian should have an internet filter. Signup with Net Nanny or Covenant Eyes

Scriptures are from The Douay Rheims Bible 1582-1610 a.d. Version In the Public Domain. The Douay Rheims Bible is a translation of the Bible from the Latin Vulgate into English undertaken by members of the English College, Douai in the service of the Catholic Church.

Home
Daily Bible verse
Online Christian Counselling
Christian blog
How to protect your family online
How to start a Christian blog

You May Ask
What are the best Christian vacation spots?
Is Jesus God?
Are there any modern day prophets?
What does a crown of thorns symbolize?
What is the value in Reading both the Old and New Testament?
Jesus is THE truth. How to reject the world’s lies.
How to forgive someone who has wronged you?
What is the importance of the baptism of Jesus?
How to parent God's way?
Where is Jesus in the old testament?
How to find true happiness in God?
Is my sin debt paid in full?
Why is the blood of Jesus so important?
How to pray to God?
How to overcome porn addiction?

COPYRIGHT Mindonjesus.com. All rights reserved.