All these had taken strange wives
In all about one hundred and thirteen:
and some of them had wives by whom they had children;
and yet they put them away, which made it the more difficult for them to do; and those that had none, it is thought to be a mark of God's displeasure at such marriages. No mention being made of the children being put away, as Shechaniah proposed, ( Ezra 10:3 ) , it may be concluded they were not, but were taken care of, to be educated in the true religion, and entered proselytes at a proper time; and the rather, as Ezra gave no orders about their putting away, ( Ezra 10:11 ) .