The Jews assembled in their cities(A) in all the provinces of King Xerxes to attack those determined to destroy them. No one could stand against them,(B) because the people of all the other nationalities were afraid of them.

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26 May all who gloat(A) over my distress(B)
    be put to shame(C) and confusion;
may all who exalt themselves over me(D)
    be clothed with shame and disgrace.

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