19 If it pleases the king, let a royal [a]edict be issued by him and let it be written in the laws of Persia and Media so that it cannot [b]be repealed, that Vashti may no longer come into the presence of King Ahasuerus, and let the king give her royal position to [c]another who is more worthy than she.
8 Now you write to the Jews [a]as you see fit, in the king’s name, and seal it with the king’s signet ring; for a decree which is written in the name of the king and sealed with the king’s signet ring may not be revoked.”
12 Then they approached and spoke before the king about the king’s injunction, “Did you not sign an injunction that any man who makes a petition to any god or man besides you, O king, for thirty days, is to be cast into the lions’ den?” The king replied, “The statement is true, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which [a]may not be revoked.”
15 Then these men came [a]by agreement to the king and said to the king, “Recognize, O king, that it is a law of the Medes and Persians that no injunction or statute which the king establishes may be changed.”
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