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Esther Agrees to Help the Jews

When Mordecai learned all that had happened, [a]he (A)tore his clothes and put on sackcloth (B)and ashes, and went out into the midst of the city. He (C)cried out with a loud and bitter cry.

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  1. Esther 4:1 Lit. Mordecai

And in every province where the king’s command and decree arrived, there was great mourning among the Jews, with fasting, weeping, and wailing; and many lay in sackcloth and ashes.

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26 O daughter of my people,
(A)Dress in sackcloth
(B)And roll about in ashes!
(C)Make mourning as for an only son, most bitter lamentation;
For the plunderer will suddenly come upon us.

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Then word came to the king of Nineveh; and he arose from his throne and laid aside his robe, covered himself with sackcloth (A)and sat in ashes.

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