10 On the seventh day, when King Xerxes was in high spirits(A) from wine,(B) he commanded the seven eunuchs who served him—Mehuman, Biztha, Harbona,(C) Bigtha, Abagtha, Zethar and Karkas—

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15 The idols of the nations(A) are silver and gold,
    made by human hands.(B)
16 They have mouths, but cannot speak,(C)
    eyes, but cannot see.
17 They have ears, but cannot hear,
    nor is there breath(D) in their mouths.
18 Those who make them will be like them,
    and so will all who trust in them.

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19 Woe to him who says to wood, ‘Come to life!’
    Or to lifeless stone, ‘Wake up!’(A)
Can it give guidance?
    It is covered with gold and silver;(B)
    there is no breath in it.”(C)

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20 The rest of mankind who were not killed by these plagues still did not repent(A) of the work of their hands;(B) they did not stop worshiping demons,(C) and idols of gold, silver, bronze, stone and wood—idols that cannot see or hear or walk.(D)

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