Ezra 10:44
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New Living Translation
Each of these men had a pagan wife, and some even had children by these wives.

King James Bible
All these had taken strange wives: and some of them had wives by whom they had children.

Darby Bible Translation
All these had taken foreign wives; and there were among them wives who had had children.

World English Bible
All these had taken foreign wives; and some of them had wives by whom they had children.

Young's Literal Translation
all these have taken strange women, and there are of them women -- who adopt sons.

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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

10:44 Had children - This implies that most of their wives were barren. Which came to pass by God's special providence, to manifest his displeasure against such matches, and that the putting them away might not be encumbered with too many difficulties. One would think this grievance altogether removed. Yet we meet with it again, Neh 13:22. Such corruptions are easily and insensibly brought in, tho' not easily purged out. The best reformers can but do their endeavour. It is only the Redeemer himself, who when he cometh to Sion, will effectually turn away ungodliness from Jacob.

Ezra 10:44 Parallel Commentaries

Some of the most complicated problems in Hebrew history as well as in the literary criticism of the Old Testament gather about the books of Ezra and Nehemiah. Apart from these books, all that we know of the origin and early history of Judaism is inferential. They are our only historical sources for that period; and if in them we have, as we seem to have, authentic memoirs, fragmentary though they be, written by the two men who, more than any other, gave permanent shape and direction to Judaism, then
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
1 Kings 11:1
Now King Solomon loved many foreign women. Besides Pharaoh's daughter, he married women from Moab, Ammon, Edom, Sidon, and from among the Hittites.

Ezra 10:3
Let us now make a covenant with our God to divorce our pagan wives and to send them away with their children. We will follow the advice given by you and by the others who respect the commands of our God. Let it be done according to the Law of God.

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