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And they made an end with all the men that had taken strange wives by the first day of the first month.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

10:17 all the men. Nothing is said about the Jewish women that may have married pagan men, although they also had been included in the Mosaic prohibition (Deuteronomy 7:3). If there were such, their husbands were probably not under Ezra’s authority, and in effect they would have given up their Jewish identity.

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