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Then the (A)runners went throughout all Israel and Judah with the letters from the king and his leaders, and spoke according to the command of the king: “Children of Israel, (B)return to the Lord God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel; then He will return to the remnant of you who have escaped from the hand of (C)the kings of (D)Assyria.

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10 (A)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 [a]bred from swift steeds.

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Footnotes

  1. Esther 8:10 Lit. sons of the swift horses

14 The couriers who rode on royal horses went out, hastened and pressed on by the king’s command. And the decree was issued in [a]Shushan the [b]citadel.

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Footnotes

  1. Esther 8:14 Or Susa
  2. Esther 8:14 palace

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