10:16 So the exiles proceeded accordingly. Ezra the priest separated out 4 by name men who were leaders in their family groups. 5 They sat down to consider this matter on the first day of the tenth month,
1 tn Heb “voice.”
2 tn Heb “they sent.”
4 tc The translation reads the Hiphil singular וַיַּבְדֵּל לוֹ (vayyavdel lo, “separated for himself”) rather than the Niphal plural וַיִּבָּדְלוּ (vayyibbadÿlu, “were separated”) of the MT.
5 tn Heb “the heads of the fathers, to the house of their fathers, and all of them by name.”