So shall he not profane his seed, among his kinsfolk, - For I - Yahweh, do hallow him.
For I have become his intimate friend, To the end that he may command his sons and his house after him, so shall they keep the way of Yahweh, by doing righteousness and justice. To the end that Yahweh may bring in for Abraham, what he hath spoken concerning him.
Therefore shalt thou hold him as holy, for the food of thy God, doth he bring near, - Holy, shall he be to thee, For, holy, am I - Yahweh, who am making you holy.
These, sought their writing wherein they were registered, but they were not found, - so they were desecrated out of the priesthood;
for they have taken of their daughters, for themselves and for their sons, so that the holy seed have intermingled themselves among the peoples of the lands, - and, the hand of the rulers and the deputies, hath, in this unfaithfulness, been, foremost.
Moreover, in these days, saw I the Jews who had married women of Ashdod, of Ammon, of Moab;
Judah, hath dealt treacherously, and, an abomination, hath been wrought in Israel, and in Jerusalem, - for Judah, had profaned, the holy place of Yahweh, which he had loved, and hath taken to himself the daughter of a foreign GOD.
Now was it not, One, who made you who had, the residue of the spirit? What, then, of that One? He was seeking a godly seed. Therefore should ye take heed to your spirit, and, with the wife of thy youth, do not thou deal treacherously.
If, moreover, the first fruit is holy, the lump shall be also; and, if the root is holy, the branches shall be also.