July 5, read through the Bible in a year.

Today we read one chapter of second Corinthians  and finishing up Ezra.

July 5: 2 Corinthians 2, Ezra 8, Ezra 9, Ezra 10 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

2 Corinthians 2, No more Sorrowful, Forgive the Offender, Triumph in Christ.

Ezra 8 starts with a list of the heads of families who returned with Ezra. Ezra separated twelve priests to be temple servants and led in fasting and prayer for protection.  The people came with gifts for the temple as they returned to Jerusalem.

Ezra 9. Ezra prayed about iIntermarriage with pagans and called it a sin according to the Law.

Ezra 10. The returning exiles made confession of improper marriages, and their pagan wives were put away.