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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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12 (A)Then the king’s scribes were called on the thirteenth day of the first month, and a decree was written according to all that Haman commanded—to the king’s satraps, to the governors who were over each province, to the officials of all people, to every province (B)according to its script, and to every people in their language. (C)In the name of King Ahasuerus it was written, and sealed with the king’s signet ring.

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13 And the letters were (A)sent by couriers into all the king’s provinces, to destroy, to kill, and to annihilate all the Jews, both young and old, little children and women, (B)in one day, on the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, which is the month of Adar, and (C)to plunder their [a]possessions.

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Footnotes

  1. Esther 3:13 LXX adds the text of the letter here

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