17 And in every province and in every city, wherever the king's command and his edict reached, there was gladness and joy among the Jews, a feast and (A)a holiday. (B)And many from the peoples of the country declared themselves Jews, (C)for fear of the Jews had fallen on them.

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17 In every province and in every city to which the edict of the king came, there was joy(A) and gladness among the Jews, with feasting and celebrating. And many people of other nationalities became Jews because fear(B) of the Jews had seized them.(C)

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19 Therefore the Jews of the villages, who live in (A)the rural towns, hold the fourteenth day of the month of Adar as a day for gladness and feasting, as (B)a holiday, and (C)as a day on which they send gifts of food to one another.

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19 That is why rural Jews—those living in villages—observe the fourteenth of the month of Adar(A) as a day of joy and feasting, a day for giving presents to each other.(B)

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22 as the days on which the Jews got relief from their enemies, and as the month that had been turned for them from sorrow into gladness and from mourning into (A)a holiday; that they should make them days of feasting and gladness, days for sending gifts of food to one another and gifts to the poor.

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22 as the time when the Jews got relief(A) from their enemies, and as the month when their sorrow was turned into joy and their mourning into a day of celebration.(B) He wrote them to observe the days as days of feasting and joy and giving presents of food(C) to one another and gifts to the poor.(D)

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