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And that whosoever would not come within three days, according to the counsel of the princes and the elders, all his substance should be forfeited, and himself separated from the congregation of those that had been carried away.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

10:8 three days. The people in the outlying towns of Judah and Benjamin were all within fifty miles or less of Jerusalem, and so could reach the capital within three days after they heard the proclamation. In view of the rather severe fine threatened for those who would not come, they all came (Ezra 10:9).

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