34 When portions were served to them from Joseph’s table, Benjamin’s portion was five times as much as anyone else’s.(A) So they feasted(B) and drank freely with him.

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She pleased him and won his favor.(A) Immediately he provided her with her beauty treatments and special food.(B) He assigned to her seven female attendants selected from the king’s palace and moved her and her attendants into the best place in the harem.

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22 as the time when the Jews got relief(A) from their enemies, and as the month when their sorrow was turned into joy and their mourning into a day of celebration.(B) He wrote them to observe the days as days of feasting and joy and giving presents of food(C) to one another and gifts to the poor.(D)

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I will also bring back to this place Jehoiachin[a](A) son of Jehoiakim king of Judah and all the other exiles from Judah who went to Babylon,’ declares the Lord, ‘for I will break the yoke of the king of Babylon.’”(B)

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 28:4 Hebrew Jeconiah, a variant of Jehoiachin