Tell your children 1 about it, have your children tell their children, and their children the following generation. 2
They took the Canaanites’ daughters as wives and gave their daughters to the Canaanites; 1 they worshiped 2 their gods as well.
He established a rule 1 in Jacob; he set up a law in Israel. He commanded our ancestors to make his deeds known to their descendants, 2
so that the next generation, children yet to be born, might know about them. They will grow up and tell their descendants about them. 1
So I entered a complaint with them. I called down a curse on them, and I struck some of the men and pulled out their hair. I had them swear by God saying, “You will not marry off 1 your daughters to their sons, and you will not take any of their daughters as wives for your sons or for yourselves!
Therefore do not give your daughters in marriage to their sons, and do not take their daughters in marriage for your sons. Do not ever seek their peace or welfare, so that you may be strong and may eat the good of the land and may leave it as an inheritance for your children 1 forever.’