So this was the plan that they followed. Ezra selected leaders to represent their families, designating each of the representatives by name. On December 29, a the leaders sat down to investigate the matter.
By March 27 of the next year b they had finished dealing with all the men who had married pagan wives.
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)