14 (A)A copy of the document was to be issued as a decree in every province by proclamation to all the peoples to be ready for that day.

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Mordecai also gave him (A)a copy of the written decree issued in Susa for their destruction,[a] that he might show it to Esther and explain it to her and command her to go to the king to beg his favor and plead with him[b] on behalf of her people.

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  1. Esther 4:8 Or annihilation
  2. Esther 4:8 Hebrew and seek from before his face

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