You saw the iron mixed with clay—the peoples will mix with one another but will not hold together, just as iron does not mix with fired clay.
An ethnically diverse crowd also went up with them, along with a huge number of livestock, both flocks and herds.
Indeed, the Israelite men have taken some of their daughters as wives for themselves and their sons, so that the holy seed has become mixed with the surrounding peoples. The leaders and officials have taken the lead in this unfaithfulness!”
but mingled with the nations
and adopted their ways.
Ephraim has allowed himself to get mixed up with the nations.
Ephraim is unturned bread baked on a griddle.
When they heard the law, they separated all those of mixed descent from Israel.
2 Corinthians 6:14
Do not be mismatched with unbelievers. For what partnership is there between righteousness and lawlessness? Or what fellowship does light have with darkness?
A mongrel people will live in Ashdod,
and I will destroy the pride of the Philistines.