(A)The Jews gathered in their cities throughout all the provinces of King Ahasuerus to lay hands on those who sought their harm. And no one could stand against them, (B)for the fear of them had fallen on all peoples.

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11 saying that the king allowed the Jews who were in every city (A)to gather and defend their lives, (B)to destroy, to kill, and to annihilate any armed force of any people or province that might attack them, children and women included, (C)and to plunder their goods,

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