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19 If it please the king, let a royal order go out from him, and let it be written among the laws of the Persians and the Medes so (A)that it may not be repealed, that Vashti is never again to come before King Ahasuerus. And let the king give her royal position to another who is better than she.

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19 “Therefore, if it pleases the king,(A) let him issue a royal decree and let it be written in the laws of Persia and Media, which cannot be repealed,(B) that Vashti is never again to enter the presence of King Xerxes. Also let the king give her royal position to someone else who is better than she.

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Now, O king, establish (A)the injunction and sign the document, so that it cannot be changed, according to (B)the law of (C)the Medes and the Persians, (D)which cannot be revoked.”

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Now, Your Majesty, issue the decree and put it in writing so that it cannot be altered—in accordance with the law of the Medes and Persians, which cannot be repealed.”(A)

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12 Then they (A)came near and said before the king, concerning the injunction, “O king! Did you not sign (B)an injunction, that anyone who makes petition to any god or man within thirty days except to you, O king, shall be cast into the den of lions?” The king answered and said, “The thing stands fast, according to the law of (C)the Medes and Persians, (D)which cannot be revoked.”

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12 So they went to the king and spoke to him about his royal decree: “Did you not publish a decree that during the next thirty days anyone who prays to any god or human being except to you, Your Majesty, would be thrown into the lions’ den?”

The king answered, “The decree stands—in accordance with the law of the Medes and Persians, which cannot be repealed.”(A)

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15 Then these men came by agreement to the king and said to the king, “Know, O king, that it is a law of the Medes and Persians that no (A)injunction or ordinance that the king establishes can be changed.”

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15 Then the men went as a group to King Darius and said to him, “Remember, Your Majesty, that according to the law of the Medes and Persians no decree or edict that the king issues can be changed.”(A)

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