And to (A)the others he said in my hearing, “Pass through the city after him, and strike. (B)Your eye shall not spare, and you shall show no pity. (C)Kill old men outright, young men and maidens, little children and women, but (D)touch no one on whom is the mark. And (E)begin at my sanctuary.” So they began with the elders who were before the house. Then he said to them, (F)“Defile the house, and fill the courts with the slain. Go out.” So they went out and struck in the city.

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