12 But when the attendants delivered the king’s command, Queen Vashti refused to come. Then the king became furious and burned with anger.(A)

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The king got up in a rage,(A) left his wine and went out into the palace garden.(B) But Haman, realizing that the king had already decided his fate,(C) stayed behind to beg Queen Esther for his life.

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May he endure[a](A) as long as the sun,
    as long as the moon, through all generations.(B)
May he be like rain(C) falling on a mown field,
    like showers watering the earth.

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 72:5 Septuagint; Hebrew You will be feared

14 A king’s wrath is a messenger of death,(A)
    but the wise will appease it.(B)

15 When a king’s face brightens, it means life;(C)
    his favor is like a rain cloud in spring.(D)

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