‘strange wives’ ….. mentioned in the Holy Bible (KJV)

StrangeWives……. make confession unto the LORD God of your fathers, and do his pleasure:
and separate yourselves from the people of the land,
and from the strange wives. -Ezr 10:11

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I am no preacher, but, am a prime sinner and living in this world in HIS mercy. For a sinner like me too, when I read “The Holy Bible” KJV,  the following verses were given in the context of “strange wives”.

1Ki 11:8 And likewise did he for all his strange wives,
which burnt incense and sacrificed unto their gods.

Ezr 10:2 And Shechaniah the son of Jehiel,
one of the sons of Elam, answered and said unto Ezra,
We have trespassed against our God,
and have taken strange wives of the people of the land:
yet now there is hope in Israel concerning this thing.

Ezr 10:10 And Ezra the priest stood up, and said unto them,
Ye have transgressed,
and have taken strange wives,
to increase the trespass of Israel.

Ezr 10:11 Now therefore make confession
unto the LORD God of your fathers,
and do his pleasure:
and separate yourselves from the people of the land,
and from the strange wives.

Ezr 10:14 Let now our rulers of all the congregation stand,
and let all them which have taken strange wives
in our cities come at appointed times,
and with them the elders of every city,
and the judges thereof,
until the fierce wrath of our God for this matter be turned from us.

Ezr 10:17 And they made an end with all the men
that had taken strange wives
by the first day of the first month.

Ezr 10:18 And among the sons of the priests there were found
that had taken strange wives:
namely, of the sons of Jeshua the son of Jozadak,
and his brethren;
Maaseiah, and Eliezer,
and Jarib, and Gedaliah.

Ezr 10:44 All these had taken strange wives:
and some of them had wives
by whom they had children.

Neh 13:27 Shall we then hearken unto you
to do all this great evil,
to transgress against our God
in marrying strange wives?

WordWeb meaning for ‘strange’

Adjective: strange (stranger,strangest)  streynj

1.Being definitely out of the ordinary and unexpected; slightly odd or even a bit weird
“a strange exaltation that was indefinable“; “what a strange sense of humour she has”;
2.Not known before
“used many strange words“; “saw many strange faces in the crowd“;
3.Relating to or originating in or characteristic of another place or part of the world
“strange nations“;
4.(physics) having a strangeness quantum number

Derived forms: stranger, strangest

See also: adventive, alien, antic [archaic], crazy, curious, curiousness,
eerie, eery, established, exotic, fantastic, fantastical, foreign-born,
foreignness, freaky, funny, gothic, grotesque, imported, naturalised [Brit], naturalized, nonnative, non-native, odd, oddish, other, peculiar, quaint, queer, rum [Brit],
rummy, singular, spooky, strangeness, tramontane, unfamiliar,
unfamiliarity, unnaturalised [Brit], unnaturalized, weird

Antonym: familiar

Encyclopedia: Strange, Ontario

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About David Mathi Raj
I am engaged in the computer field since 1977, particularly in Documentation, Desktop Publishing & Training field since 1986. The design work provides me creative satisfaction and motivates me to look for more challenging activities. I have a taste for Technical Writing. Presently, I am a Freelancer. My SME (Subject-Matter Expert) is "The Holy Bible (KJV)" and publishing the "Subject" from the Holy Bible only. I use CorelDraw X5 & X6 to create my flyers. I emphasize, that, I am no preacher, I am nothing special, but, an average man. Personally, I am from the bottom of the society, Tamil speaking 'Adhi-Dravida' community in Tamil Nadu, India. Father was Head-master of a municipal Higher Secondary School, passed at the age of 50 (05/05/1922 – 03/07/1972). Mother was a Teacher in a Municipal Higher Secondary School, passed after her retirement (08/04/1927 – 17/12/1993). Now I am living in New Delhi, India.

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