Understanding the Scriptures
|Abominations (vv. 1, 11, 14)||Things that are wrong in the sight of God|
|Holy seed (v. 2)||Covenant people|
|Mingled (v. 2)||Intermarried|
|Chief in this trespass (v. 2)||Leaders in doing wrong|
|Astonied (vv. 3–4)||Surprised and saddened|
|Heaviness (v. 5)||Heavy burden|
|Blush (v. 6)||Humiliated|
|Iniquities (vv. 6–7, 13)||Sins|
|Space (v. 8)||Period of time|
|Reviving (vv. 8–9)||Hope|
|Affinity (v. 14)||Close relationship|
|Swear (v. 5)||Promise|
|Substance should be forfeited (v. 8)||Property should no longer belong to that person|
|Pleasure (v. 11)||Will|
Studying the Scriptures
Do activities A and B as you study Ezra 9–10.
Identify Principles of Repentance
The people listened to Ezra and many tried to be more righteous. Write in your notebook and underline in your scriptures three principles of true repentance you find in Ezra 10.
Tell why each principle you found above is important to the repentance process.