0 Why did Ezra pull out the hairs on his head and beard?

And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched. Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. Mark 9:43

Trivia: According to Jesus, what should you do if your hand, foot, or eye offends you?

Why did Ezra pull out the hairs on his head and beard?


Because Israelite men married foreign women

When I heard this thing, I rent my garment and my mantle, and plucked off the hair of my head and of my beard, and sat down astonished. Ezra 9:2
They have taken of their daughters for themselves, and for their sons: so that the holy seed have mingled themselves with the people of those lands. When I heard this thing, I rent my garment and my mantle, and plucked off the hair of my head and of my beard, and sat down astonished. Ezra 9:2

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