19 Therefore the Jews of the villages, who live in (A)the rural towns, hold the fourteenth day of the month of Adar as a day for gladness and feasting, as (B)a holiday, and (C)as a day on which they send gifts of food to one another.

The Feast of Purim Inaugurated

20 And Mordecai recorded these things and sent letters to all the Jews who were in all the provinces of King Ahasuerus, both near and far, 21 obliging them to keep the fourteenth day of the month Adar and also the fifteenth day of the same, year by year,

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