Ezra Chapter 10,The Discovery of Zerubbabel Mistake and the Judgement by Ezra

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In this last chapter of Ezra we will see the hidden secret redressed
1-5...The confession to G-d and each other
6-14..An Assembly is called and reformation is agreed upon
15-17.Commissioners are appointed
18-44.The names of the guilty are given

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Ezra 10:1-2,The Tears of Confession, The Bowing Down

Ezra has assembled with many others in Confession and Repentance for the sin of The People.

Lets read the first two verses of Ezra 10,

V1 Now while Ezra was praying, and while he was confessing, weeping, and bowing down before the House of G-d, a very large assembly of men, women, and children gathered to him from Israel; for the people wept very bitterly.
V2 And Shechaniah the son of Jehiel, [one] of the sons of Elam, spoke up and said to Ezra, "We have trespassed against our G-d, and have taken pagan wives from the peoples of the land; yet now there is hope in Israel in spite of this.

Ezra was also crying out to G-d for the sin and confession was being made to G-d for it. Much bowing down was done and continuously before G-d as their prayers were being said. The voice of The Righteous Crying out, bowing down, actually trembling before G-d. A desperate pleading for G-d's Sovereign intervention into and upon their lives, their body and their spirits. Of those gathered and seeking G-d's direction, G-d did provide the correct direction they were to Go.

What we are reading about is very much a kin to what is also done by Jewish People today on Tisha B’Av, The 9th of Av by most Jews.

This is what you see at The Wall on this Day of Remembrance, Tisha B’Av. Many weeping, bowing down and crying out for what has happened in the past to the Jews of The World in a Remembrance. Not quite the same but it is a crying out to G-d in supplication and the prayers that are left in the White Rock of The Kotel.

The only requirement. A Kippah/Yamaka/Skullcap. A head covering is a sign of mourning for both sexes. It was generally considered a sign of mourning to cover the head and face in The Bible. Reference in 2Samuel 15:30 and 19:5; Jeremiah 14:3–4; Esther 6:12.

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