Search the Bible
* powered by Bible Study Tools

Ezra 9:2

    Ezra 9:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For they have taken of their daughters for themselves, and for their sons: so that the holy seed have mingled themselves with the people of those lands: yea, the hand of the princes and rulers hath been chief in this trespass.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For they have taken of their daughters for themselves, and for their sons: so that the holy seed have mingled themselves with the people of those lands: yes, the hand of the princes and rulers has been chief in this trespass.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For they have taken of their daughters for themselves and for their sons, so that the holy seed have mingled themselves with the peoples of the lands: yea, the hand of the princes and rulers hath been chief in this trespass.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For they have taken their daughters for themselves and for their sons, so that the holy seed has been mixed with the peoples of the lands; and in fact the captains and rulers have been the first to do this evil.

    Webster's Revision

    For they have taken of their daughters for themselves and for their sons, so that the holy seed have mingled themselves with the peoples of the lands: yea, the hand of the princes and rulers hath been chief in this trespass.

    World English Bible

    For they have taken of their daughters for themselves and for their sons, so that the holy seed have mixed themselves with the peoples of the lands. Yes, the hand of the princes and rulers has been chief in this trespass."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For they have taken of their daughters for themselves and for their sons; so that the holy seed have mingled themselves with the peoples of the lands: yea, the hand of the princes and rulers hath been chief in this trespass.

    Definitions for Ezra 9:2

    Trespass - Wrong-doing; sin.
    Yea - Yes; certainly.

    Clarke's Commentary on Ezra 9:2

    Hath been chief in this trespass - They who are the first men have been the most capital offenders; so Virgil, Aen. ix. 783: -

    Unus homo, vestris, o cives, undique septus

    Aggeribus, tantas strages impune per urbem Ediderit?

    Juvenum primos tot miserit orco?

    "Shall one, and he enclosed within your walls,

    One rash imprisoned warrior, vanquish all?

    Calm you look on, and see the furious foe

    Plunge crowds of heroes to the shades below!"

    Pitt.

    The first of the Trojan youth were the chief, the most illustrious; so we say the first men of the kingdom for the nobles, etc.
    Book: Ezra