17 In every province and in every city to which the edict of the king came, there was joy(A) and gladness among the Jews, with feasting and celebrating. And many people of other nationalities became Jews because fear(B) of the Jews had seized them.(C)

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Psalm 99

The Lord reigns,(A)
    let the nations tremble;(B)
he sits enthroned(C) between the cherubim,(D)
    let the earth shake.
Great is the Lord(E) in Zion;(F)
    he is exalted(G) over all the nations.
Let them praise(H) your great and awesome name(I)
    he is holy.(J)

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29 Therefore I decree(A) that the people of any nation or language who say anything against the God of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego be cut into pieces and their houses be turned into piles of rubble,(B) for no other god can save(C) in this way.”

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