10:2 Then Shecaniah son of Jehiel, from the descendants of Elam, 1 addressed Ezra:
“We have been unfaithful to our God by marrying 2 foreign women from the local peoples. 3 Nonetheless, there is still hope for Israel in this regard. 4
10:10 Then Ezra the priest stood up and said to them, “You have behaved in an unfaithful manner by taking foreign wives! This has contributed to the guilt of Israel. 10:11 Now give praise to the Lord God of your fathers, and do his will. Separate yourselves from the local residents 5 and from these foreign wives.” 10:14 Let our leaders take steps 6 on behalf of all the assembly. Let all those in our towns who have married foreign women come at an appointed time, and with them the elders of each town and its judges, until the hot anger of our God is turned away from us in this matter.” 10:17 and on the first day of the first month they finished considering all the men who had married foreign wives.
Those Who Had Taken Foreign Wives
10:18 It was determined 7 that from the descendants of the priests, the following had taken foreign wives: from the descendants of Jeshua son of Jozadak, and his brothers: Maaseiah, Eliezer, Jarib, and Gedaliah.
10:44 All these had taken foreign wives, and some of them also had children by these women. 8