Get up, for this matter is your responsibility,(A) and we support you. Be strong and take action!”(B)

Then Ezra got up and made the leading priests, Levites, and all Israel take an oath to do what had been said; so they took the oath.(C)

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25 I rebuked them, cursed them, beat some of their men, and pulled out their hair.(A) I forced them to take an oath(B) before God and said: “You must not give your daughters in marriage to their sons or take their daughters as wives for your sons or yourselves!(C)

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