Now, when these things were ended, the rulers drew near unto me, saying, The people of Israel and the priests and the Levites have not kept themselves separate from the peoples of the lands, - in view of their abominations-even of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Jebusites, the Ammonites, the Moabites, the Egyptians, and the Amorites;
And the seed of Israel separated themselves from all the sons of the foreigner, - and stood and made confession over their own sins, and the iniquities of their fathers.
Do not make yourselves unclean in any of these things, - For in all these things, have the nations made themselves unclean, whom, I, am sending out from before you.
take heed to thyself lest thou be thrust after them, after they have been destroyed from before thee, - and lest thou enquire after their gods, saying - In what manner, did these nations serve their gods, that, I too, may do likewise?
And, in the fourth generation, shall they return hither, - for not complete, is the iniquity of the Amorites, as yet,
the Kenite, and the Kenizzite, and the Kadmonite;
And it shall be, when Yahweh shall bring thee into the land of the Canaanite and the Hittite and the Amorite, and the Hivite and the Jebusite, which he sware to thy fathers to give thee, a land flowing with milk and honey, then shalt thou serve with this service, in this month.
for my messenger shall go before thee, and bring thee in - unto the Amorite and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, and the Canaanite, the Hivite and the Jebusite, - so will I destroy them.
Whereby, indeed, shall it be known then that I have found favour in thine eyes, I, and thy people? Shall it not be, by thy going on with us? So shall we be more distinguished, I, and thy people, than any people that are on the face of the ground.
After the doings of the land of Egypt wherein ye dwelt, shall ye not do, - And after the doings of the land of Canaan whither, I, am bringing you in, shall ye not do, And, in their statutes, shall ye not walk:
Surely from the head of the rocks, do I see him, Yea, from the hills, do I observe him, - Lo! a people, who alone doth dwell, And among the nations, he doth not reckon himself.
And Israel remained among the acacias, - and the people began to go away unchastely unto the daughters of Moab;
When thou art coming into the land which Yahweh thy God is giving unto thee, thou shalt not learn to do according to the abominable doings of those nations.
But thou shalt devote them to destruction - the Hittites and the Amorites the Canaanites and the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites, - as Yahweh thy God hath commanded thee:
Neither an Ammonite nor a Moabite shall enter into the convocation of Yahweh, - even to the tenth generation, shall none that belong to them enter into the convocation of Yahweh, unto times age-abiding:
But, King Solomon, loved many foreign women, together with the daughter of Pharaoh, - women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Zidonians, Hittites:
And Solomon went after Ashtoreth, goddess of the Zidonians, and after Milcom, the abomination of the Ammonites.
And he did the thing that was wicked in the eyes of Yahweh,-according to the abominable ways of the nations, whom Yahweh dispossessed from before the sons of Israel.
Therefore the sons of Israel who had returned from the Exile and all who had separated themselves from the impurity of the nations of the land unto them, did eat, - to seek Yahweh, God of Israel;
and, whosoever should not come within three days, according to the counsel of the rulers and the elders, all his goods should be devoted, - and, himself, be separated from the convocation of them of the Exile.
Then arose Ezra the priest, and said unto them, Ye, have acted unfaithfully, and have married foreign women, - to add unto the guilt of Israel.
Now, Tobiah the Ammonite, was beside him, - so he said, Even that which they are building, if a fox should go up, he would break down their stone wall!
But it came to pass, when Sanballat and Tobiah and the Arabians and the Ammonites and the Ashdodites heard that the repair of the walls of Jerusalem had gone up, that the breaches began to be stopped, that it angered them exceedingly;
On that day, a portion, was read in the book of Moses, in the ears of the people, - and it was found written therein, that the Ammonite and the Moabite should not enter into the convocation of God, unto times age-abiding;
Away! away! come, forth from thence! - Nought unclean, may ye touch, - Come forth out of her midst, Purify yourselves, ye who are to carry the vessels of Yahweh;
When the princes of Judah heard these things, then came they up out of the house of the king, unto the house of Yahweh, - and took their seats in the opening of the new gate of Yahweh.
Then said the princes, and all the people, unto the priests and unto the prophets, - There is nothing in this man worthy of death, for in the name of Yahweh our God, hath he spoken unto us.
If, however, thou, art taking the name of Jew, and resting thyself upon law, and boasting in God,
Be not getting diversely yoked with unbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness? Or what fellowship hath light with darkness?