What is penance? – an act of self-abasement, mortification or devotion performed to show sorrow.
What is repentance? – to turn from sin and dedicate oneself, to feel regret or contrition.
What is confession? - disclosure of one’s sins in sacrament of reconciliation, acknowledgement of guilt.
Ezra prays before the people regarding their disobedience to God by intermarriage with heathens. Previously, Israelite men had been marrying heathen women (Judges 3:5-7). King Solomon had also been guilty of heathen marriage (1 Kings 11:1-8).
In verses 1-4
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