11 The king’s edict granted the Jews in every city the right to assemble and protect themselves; to destroy, kill and annihilate the armed men of any nationality or province who might attack them and their women and children,[a] and to plunder(A) the property of their enemies.

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  1. Esther 8:11 Or province, together with their women and children, who might attack them;

10 the ten sons(A) of Haman son of Hammedatha, the enemy of the Jews.(B) But they did not lay their hands on the plunder.(C)

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