Nonetheless, because you have treated the Lord with such contempt 1 in this matter, the son who has been born to you will certainly die.”
and then 1 if he gets up and walks about 2 outside on his staff, then the one who struck him is innocent, except he must pay 3 for the injured person’s 4 loss of time 5 and see to it that he is fully healed.
Then Shecaniah son of Jehiel, from the descendants of Elam, 1 addressed Ezra: “We have been unfaithful to our God by marrying 2 foreign women from the local peoples. 3 Nonetheless, there is still hope for Israel in this regard. 4
“Nonetheless they grew disobedient and rebelled against you; they disregarded your law. 1 They killed your prophets who had solemnly admonished them in order to cause them to return to you. They committed atrocious blasphemies.
The Lord said to Jehu, “You have done well. You have accomplished my will and carried out my wishes with regard to Ahab’s dynasty. Therefore four generations of your descendants will rule over Israel.” 1