15 The couriers went out, hastened by the king’s command; and the decree was proclaimed in [a]Shushan the [b]citadel. So the king and Haman sat down to drink, but (A)the city of Shushan was [c]perplexed.

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Footnotes

  1. Esther 3:15 Or Susa
  2. Esther 3:15 palace
  3. Esther 3:15 in confusion

When the righteous [a]are in authority, the (A)people rejoice;
But when a wicked man rules, (B)the people groan.

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Footnotes

  1. Proverbs 29:2 become great