New American Standard Bible
They finished investigating all the men who had married foreign wives by the first day of the first month.
King James Bible
And they made an end with all the men that had taken strange wives by the first day of the first month.
Darby Bible Translation
And they ended with all the men that had taken foreign wives by the first day of the first month.
World English Bible
They made an end with all the men who had married foreign women by the first day of the first month.
Young's Literal Translation
and they finish with all the men who have settled strange women unto the first day of the first month.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The business occupied the commission full two months. In some cases, it may be presumed, they had to summon persons before them who did not wish to part with their foreign wives; in all, they had to assure themselves that the wives were foreign; finally, they had in every case where they decreed a divorce to make out the "writing of divorcement" Ezra 10:3.
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Ezra's arrival in Jerusalem was opportune. There was great need of the influence of his presence. His coming brought courage and hope to the hearts of many who had long labored under difficulties. Since the return of the first company of exiles under the leadership of Zerubbabel and Joshua, over seventy years before, much had been accomplished. The temple had been finished, and the walls of the city had been partially repaired. Yet much remained undone. Among those who had returned to Jerusalem in …
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But the exiles did so. And Ezra the priest selected men who were heads of fathers' households for each of their father's households, all of them by name. So they convened on the first day of the tenth month to investigate the matter.
Among the sons of the priests who had married foreign wives were found of the sons of Jeshua the son of Jozadak, and his brothers: Maaseiah, Eliezer, Jarib and Gedaliah.
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