13 (A)A copy of the document was to be issued as a decree in every province and published for all people, so that the Jews would be ready on that day to avenge themselves on their enemies.

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14 The couriers who rode on royal horses went out, hastened and pressed on by the king’s command. And the decree was issued in [a]Shushan the [b]citadel.

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Footnotes

  1. Esther 8:14 Or Susa
  2. Esther 8:14 palace