26 Whoever does not obey the law of your God and the law of the king must surely be punished by death, banishment, confiscation of property, or imprisonment.[a](A)

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Footnotes

  1. Ezra 7:26 The text of 7:12-26 is in Aramaic.

10 they did not keep God’s covenant(A)
    and refused to live by his law.(B)

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24 Who handed Jacob over to become loot,
    and Israel to the plunderers?(A)
Was it not the Lord,(B)
    against whom we have sinned?
For they would not follow(C) his ways;
    they did not obey his law.(D)

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Say to them, ‘This is what the Lord says: If you do not listen(A) to me and follow my law,(B) which I have set before you, and if you do not listen to the words of my servants the prophets, whom I have sent to you again and again (though you have not listened(C)), then I will make this house like Shiloh(D) and this city a curse[a](E) among all the nations of the earth.’”

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 26:6 That is, its name will be used in cursing (see 29:22); or, others will see that it is cursed.

23 They came in and took possession(A) of it, but they did not obey you or follow your law;(B) they did not do what you commanded them to do. So you brought all this disaster(C) on them.

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10 To this day they have not humbled(A) themselves or shown reverence,(B) nor have they followed my law(C) and the decrees(D) I set before you and your ancestors.(E)

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