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forsaken thy commandments,
EZR 9:11 Which thou hast commanded by thy servants the prophets,
saying, The land, unto which ye go to possess it, is an unclean land
with the filthiness of the people of the lands, with their abominations,
which have filled it from one end to another with their uncleanness.
EZR 9:12 Now therefore give not your daughters unto their sons, neither
take their daughters unto your sons, nor seek their peace or their
wealth for ever: that ye may be strong, and eat the good of the land,
and leave it for an inheritance to your children for ever.
EZR 9:13 And after all that is come upon us for our evil deeds, and for
our great trespass, seeing that thou our God hast punished us less than
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