As I listened, he said to the others, “Follow him through the city and kill, without showing pity(A) or compassion.(B) Slaughter(C) the old men, the young men and women, the mothers and children,(D) but do not touch anyone who has the mark.(E) Begin at my sanctuary.” So they began with the old men(F) who were in front of the temple.(G)

Then he said to them, “Defile the temple and fill the courts with the slain.(H) Go!” So they went out and began killing throughout the city.

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