Ezra Chapter 10,The Discovery of Zerubbabel Mistake and the Judgement by Ezra

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In this last chapter of Ezra we will see the hidden secret redressed
1-5...The confession to G-d and each other
6-14..An Assembly is called and reformation is agreed upon
15-17.Commissioners are appointed
18-44.The names of the guilty are given

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Ezra 10:5-6, The Agreement Oath, By Ezra and the Leadership

So Ezra and the Leadership of The Temple now swear an oath to take action and do according to what was agreed upon. By remove the foreign wives and children from amongst The People and to in obedience according to G-d's Teachings.

Lets read the next two verses of Ezra 10,

V5 Then Ezra arose, and made the leaders of the priests, the Levites, and all Israel swear an oath that they would do according to this word. So they swore an oath.
V6 Then Ezra rose up from before the House of G-d, and went into the chamber of Jehohanan the son of Eliashib; and [when] he came there, he ate no bread and drank no water, for he mourned because of the guilt of those from the captivity.

After the oath was said, Ezra arose and went to Jehohanan, who was a son of Elisahib. So immediately Ezra starts this oarh in motion by approaching the major players besides Ezra and now starts a declaration.