26 Now the weight of the gold earrings that he requested was one thousand seven hundred shekels of gold, besides the crescent ornaments, pendants, and purple robes which were on the kings of Midian, and besides the chains that were around their camels’ necks.

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24 “O daughters of Israel, weep over Saul,
Who clothed you in scarlet, with luxury;
Who put ornaments of gold on your apparel.

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15 So Mordecai went out from the presence of the king in royal apparel of [a]blue and white, with a great crown of gold and a garment of fine linen and purple; and (A)the city of [b]Shushan rejoiced and was glad.

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Footnotes

  1. Esther 8:15 violet
  2. Esther 8:15 Or Susa

Those who ate delicacies
Are desolate in the streets;
Those who were brought up in scarlet
(A)Embrace ash heaps.

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The Older Sister, Samaria

“Oholah played the harlot even though she was Mine;
And she lusted for her lovers, the neighboring (A)Assyrians,
Who were clothed in purple,
Captains and rulers,
All of them desirable young men,
Horsemen riding on horses.

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(A)The king cried [a]aloud to bring in (B)the astrologers, the Chaldeans, and the soothsayers. The king spoke, saying to the wise men of Babylon, “Whoever reads this writing, and tells me its interpretation, shall be clothed with purple and have a chain of gold around his neck; (C)and he shall be the third ruler in the kingdom.”

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Footnotes

  1. Daniel 5:7 Lit. with strength

The shields of his mighty men are made red,
The valiant men are in scarlet.
The chariots come with flaming torches
In the day of his preparation,
And [a]the spears are brandished.

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Footnotes

  1. Nahum 2:3 Lit. the cypresses are shaken; LXX, Syr. the horses rush about; Vg. the drivers are stupefied