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And she wrote letters in Ahab’s name, sealed them with his seal, and sent the letters to the elders and the nobles who were dwelling in the city with Naboth.

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So she wrote letters(A) in Ahab’s name, placed his seal(B) on them, and sent them to the elders and nobles who lived in Naboth’s city with him.

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You yourselves write a decree concerning the Jews, [a]as you please, in the king’s name, and seal it with the king’s signet ring; for whatever is written in the king’s name and sealed with the king’s signet ring (A)no one can revoke.”

(B)So the king’s scribes were called at that time, in the third month, which is the month of Sivan, on the twenty-third day; and it was written, according to all that Mordecai commanded, to the Jews, the satraps, the governors, and the princes of the provinces (C)from India to Ethiopia, one hundred and twenty-seven provinces in all, to every province (D)in its own script, to every people in their own language, and to the Jews in their own script and language. 10 (E)And he wrote in the name of King Ahasuerus, sealed it with the king’s signet ring, and sent letters by couriers on horseback, riding on royal horses [b]bred from swift steeds.

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Footnotes

  1. Esther 8:8 Lit. as is good in your eyes
  2. Esther 8:10 Lit. sons of the swift horses

Now write another decree(A) in the king’s name in behalf of the Jews as seems best to you, and seal(B) it with the king’s signet ring(C)—for no document written in the king’s name and sealed with his ring can be revoked.”(D)

At once the royal secretaries were summoned—on the twenty-third day of the third month, the month of Sivan. They wrote out all Mordecai’s orders to the Jews, and to the satraps, governors and nobles of the 127 provinces stretching from India to Cush.[a](E) These orders were written in the script of each province and the language of each people and also to the Jews in their own script and language.(F) 10 Mordecai wrote in the name of King Xerxes, sealed the dispatches with the king’s signet ring, and sent them by mounted couriers, who rode fast horses especially bred for the king.

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Footnotes

  1. Esther 8:9 That is, the upper Nile region

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