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Jacob Sent to His Uncle Laban

28 Then Isaac called Jacob and (A)blessed him, and [a]charged him, and said to him: (B)“You shall not take a wife from the daughters of Canaan.

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  1. Genesis 28:1 commanded

(A)Nor shall you make marriages with them. You shall not give your daughter to their son, nor take their daughter for your son.

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12 Or else, if indeed you do (A)go back, and cling to the remnant of these nations—these that remain among you—and (B)make marriages with them, and go in to them and they to you,

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13 know for certain that (A)the Lord your God will no longer drive out these nations from before you. (B)But they shall be snares and traps to you, and scourges on your sides and thorns in your eyes, until you perish from this good land which the Lord your God has given you.

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from the nations of whom the Lord had said to the children of Israel, (A)“You shall not intermarry with them, nor they with you. Surely they will turn away your hearts after their gods.” Solomon clung to these in love.

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For they have (A)taken some of their daughters as wives for themselves and their sons, so that the (B)holy seed is (C)mixed with the peoples of those lands. Indeed, the hand of the leaders and rulers has been foremost in this [a]trespass.”

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  1. Ezra 9:2 unfaithfulness

25 So I (A)contended with them and [a]cursed them, struck some of them and pulled out their hair, and made them (B)swear by God, saying, “You shall not give your daughters as wives to their sons, nor take their daughters for your sons or yourselves.

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  1. Nehemiah 13:25 pronounced them cursed

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