People called to Assembly. They had three days to gather, or lose property and standing in community. All the people gathered. Ezra addressed them: By marrying foreigners, they had committed treason and added to the guilt of Israel. Leaders said they could reform by separating themselves from the women (proposal had to come from leaders… Ezra was still outsider). Entire congregation agreed to do so. Each case was to be investigated, decision would be final. Whole purpose was to avoid the anger of God. Two men objected…not sure if they objected to proposal or to delay of its execution. Eventually people did accept; Ezra stayed in background.