21 and they teach customs which are not lawful for us, being Romans, to receive or observe.”

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Then Haman said to King Ahasuerus, “There is a certain people scattered and dispersed among the people in all the provinces of your kingdom; (A)their laws are different from all other people’s, and they do not keep the king’s laws. Therefore it is not fitting for the king to let them remain.

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especially because you are expert in all customs and questions which have to do with the Jews. Therefore I beg you to hear me patiently.

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12 and from there to (A)Philippi, which is the [a]foremost city of that part of Macedonia, a colony. And we were staying in that city for some days.

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Footnotes

  1. Acts 16:12 Lit. first

For the customs of the peoples are [a]futile;
For (A)one cuts a tree from the forest,
The work of the hands of the workman, with the ax.

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 10:3 Lit. vanity

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