Then your survivors will remember me among the nations where they are exiled. They will realize
“‘Because you did not remember the days of your youth and have enraged me with all these deeds, I hereby repay you for what you have done,
When you bring foreigners, those uncircumcised in heart and in flesh, into my sanctuary, you desecrate
You implement the regulations of Omri, and all the practices of Ahab’s dynasty;
“‘Do not defile yourselves with any of these things, for the nations which I am about to drive out before you
Do not profane your daughter by making her a prostitute,
“‘The person who turns to the spirits of the dead and familiar spirits
You must not walk in the statutes of the nation
The Lord said to me, “Look! I have already begun to give over Sihon and his land to you. Start right now to take his land as your possession.”
Those nations that you are about to dispossess listen to omen readers and diviners, but the Lord your God has not given you permission to do such things.
He followed all the sinful practices of his father before him. He was not wholeheartedly devoted to the Lord his God, as his ancestor David had been.
Yet he persisted in
They burned incense on all the high places just like the nations whom the Lord had driven away from before them. Their evil practices made the Lord angry.
They were worshiping
But they did not obey,
But Manasseh misled the people of
The Israelites who were returning from the exile ate it, along with all those who had joined them
Now Ezra had dedicated himself
Even I and my relatives
The king then inquired of the wise men who were discerners of the times – for it was the royal custom to confer with all those who were proficient in laws and legalities.