Ezra 10:16-17 MSG/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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16 So the exiles went ahead with the plan. Ezra the priest picked men who were family heads, each one by name. They sat down together on the first day of the tenth month to pursue the matter. 16 So the exiles did as was proposed. Ezra the priest selected men who were family heads, one from each family division, and all of them designated by name. On the first day of the tenth month they sat down to investigate the cases,
17 By the first day of the first month they had finished dealing with every man who had married a foreign wife. 17 and by the first day of the first month they finished dealing with all the men who had married foreign women.