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And be sure that you don’t fail to provide their daily needs—including young bulls, rams, and lambs for the burnt offerings of the God of Heaven, along with wheat, salt, wine, and oil, as the priests in Jerusalem tell you— 10 so they may approach the God of Heaven with fragrant sacrifices and pray for the life of this king and his sons.

11 I hereby also decree that whoever shall alter the wording of this edict, let his residence be torn down for timber to build a gallows,[a] hang[b] him on it, and turn his home into an outhouse.

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Footnotes

  1. Ezra 6:11 The Aram. lacks a gallows
  2. Ezra 6:11 Or impale

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