Ezra 9:2; Ezra 9:8

hFor they have taken some of their daughters to be wives for themselves and for their sons, so that the iholy race1 has jmixed itself with the peoples of the lands. And in this faithlessness the hand of the officials and chief men has been foremost.


But now for a brief moment favor has been shown by the Lord our God, to leave us a uremnant and to give us a vsecure hold1 within his holy place, that our God may wbrighten our eyes and grant us a little reviving in our slavery.