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Ezra 10:12

    Ezra 10:12 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Then all the congregation answered and said with a loud voice, As thou hast said, so must we do.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Then all the congregation answered and said with a loud voice, As you have said, so must we do.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Then all the assembly answered and said with a loud voice, As thou hast said concerning us, so must we do.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Then all the people, answering, said with a loud voice, As you have said, so it is right for us to do.

    Webster's Revision

    Then all the assembly answered and said with a loud voice, As thou hast said concerning us, so must we do.

    World English Bible

    Then all the assembly answered with a loud voice, "As you have said concerning us, so must we do.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Then all the congregation answered and said with a loud voice, as thou hast said concerning us, so must we do.

    Clarke's Commentary on Ezra 10:12

    As thou hast said, so must we do - They all resolved to do what Ezra then commanded, they did put away their wives, even those by whom they had children; Ezra 10:44 : this was a great hardship on the women and children. Though by the Jewish laws such marriages were null and void, yet as the women they had taken did not know these laws, their case was deplorable. However, we may take it for granted that each of them received a portion according to the circumstances of their husbands, and that they and their children were not turned away desolate, but had such a provision as their necessities required. Humanity must have dictated this, and no law of God is contrary to humanity. After all, there is some room to doubt whether they did put them finally away, for several years after Nehemiah found Jews that had married wives of Ashdod, Ammon, and Moab; Nehemiah 13:23. And if these were not the same women, we find that the same offense was continued.