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Es 3:12 Strong Concordance Then were the king's [04428] scribes [05608] called [07121] on the thirteenth [07969] [06240] day [03117] of the first [07223] month [02320], and there was written [03789] according to all that Haman [02001] had commanded [06680] unto the king's [04428] lieutenants [0323], and to the governors [06346] that were over every province [04082], and to the rulers [08269] of every people [05971] of every province [04082] according to the writing [03791] thereof, and to every people [05971] after their language [03956]; in the name [08034] of king [04428] Ahasuerus [0325] was it written [03789], and sealed [02856] with the king's [04428] ring [02885].
  King James Then were the king's scribes called on the thirteenth day of the first month, and there was written according to all that Haman had commanded unto the king's lieutenants, and to the governors that were over every province, and to the rulers of every people of every province according to the writing thereof, and to every people after their language; in the name of king Ahasuerus was it written, and sealed with the king's ring.

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A Commentary, Critical, Practical, and Explanatory on the Old and New Testaments, by Robert Jamieson, A.R. Fausset and David Brown [1882]
Then were the king's scribes called . . . and there was written--The government secretaries were employed in making out the proclamation authorizing a universal massacre of the Jews on one day. It was translated into the dialects of all the people throughout the vast empire, and swift messengers were sent to carry it into all the provinces. On the day appointed, all Jews were to be put to death and their property confiscated; doubtless, the means by which Haman hoped to pay his stipulated tribute into the royal treasury. To us it appears unaccountable how any sane monarch could have given his consent to the extirpation of a numerous class of his subjects. But such acts of frenzied barbarity have, alas! been not rarely authorized by careless and voluptuous despots, who have allowed their ears to be engrossed and their policy directed by haughty and selfish minions, who had their own passions to gratify, their own ends to serve.
 
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13 And the letters [05612] were sent [07971] by [03027] posts [07323] into all the king's [04428] provinces [04082], to destroy [08045], to kill [02026], and to cause to perish [06], all Jews [03064], both young [05288] and old [02205], little children [02945] and women [0802], in one [0259] day [03117], even upon the thirteenth [07969] [06240] day of the twelfth [08147] [06240] month [02320], which is the month [02320] Adar [0143], and to take the spoil [07998] of them for a prey [0962].
7 In the first [07223] month [02320], that is, the month [02320] Nisan [05212], in the twelfth [08147] [06240] year [08141] of king [04428] Ahasuerus [0325], they cast [05307] Pur [06332], that is, the lot [01486], before [06440] Haman [02001] from day [03117] to day [03117], and from month [02320] to month [02320], to the twelfth [08147] [06240] month, that is, the month [02320] Adar [0143].
18 How do the beasts [0929] groan [0584] ! the herds [05739] of cattle [01241] are perplexed [0943], because they have no pasture [04829]; yea, the flocks [05739] of sheep [06629] are made desolate [0816].
3 For Pharaoh [06547] will say [0559] of the children [01121] of Israel [03478], They are entangled [0943] in the land [0776], the wilderness [04057] hath shut them in [05462].
20 And Azariah [05838] the chief [07218] priest [03548], and all the priests [03548], looked [06437] upon him, and, behold, he was leprous [06879] in his forehead [04696], and they thrust him out [0926] from thence; yea, himself hasted [01765] also to go out [03318], because the LORD [03068] had smitten [05060] him.
15 The posts [07323] went out [03318], being hastened [01765] by the king's [04428] commandment [01697], and the decree [01881] was given [05414] in Shushan [07800] the palace [01002]. And the king [04428] and Haman [02001] sat down [03427] to drink [08354]; but the city [05892] Shushan [07800] was perplexed [0943].
14 Now [03705] because [06903] [03606] we have [01768] maintenance [04415] [04416] from the king's palace [01965], and it was not [03809] meet [0749] for us to see [02370] the king's [04430] dishonour [06173], therefore [05922] [01836] have we sent [07972] and certified [03046] the king [04430];
11 Now this is the copy [06572] of the letter [05406] that the king [04428] Artaxerxes [0783] gave [05414] unto Ezra [05830] the priest [03548], the scribe [05608], even a scribe [05608] of the words [01697] of the commandments [04687] of the LORD [03068], and of his statutes [02706] to Israel [03478].
11 This [01836] is the copy [06573] of the letter [0104] that [01768] they sent [07972] unto him [05922], even unto Artaxerxes [0783] the king [04430]; Thy servants [05649] the men [0606] on this side [05675] the river [05103], and at such a time [03706].
14 The copy [06572] of the writing [03791] for a commandment [01881] to be given [05414] in every province [04082] was published [01540] unto all people [05971], that they should be ready [06264] against that day [03117].
13 And the letters [05612] were sent [07971] by [03027] posts [07323] into all the king's [04428] provinces [04082], to destroy [08045], to kill [02026], and to cause to perish [06], all Jews [03064], both young [05288] and old [02205], little children [02945] and women [0802], in one [0259] day [03117], even upon the thirteenth [07969] [06240] day of the twelfth [08147] [06240] month [02320], which is the month [02320] Adar [0143], and to take the spoil [07998] of them for a prey [0962].
36 And they delivered [05414] the king's [04428] commissions [01881] unto the king's [04428] lieutenants [0323], and to the governors [06346] on this side [05676] the river [05104]: and they furthered [05375] the people [05971], and the house [01004] of God [0430].
22 For he sent [07971] letters [05612] into all the king's [04428] provinces [04082], into every province [04082] according to the writing [03791] thereof, and to every people [05971] after their language [03956], that every man [0376] should bear rule [08323] in his own house [01004], and that it should be published [01696] according to the language [03956] of every people [05971].
12 Then were the king's [04428] scribes [05608] called [07121] on the thirteenth [07969] [06240] day [03117] of the first [07223] month [02320], and there was written [03789] according to all that Haman [02001] had commanded [06680] unto the king's [04428] lieutenants [0323], and to the governors [06346] that were over every province [04082], and to the rulers [08269] of every people [05971] of every province [04082] according to the writing [03791] thereof, and to every people [05971] after their language [03956]; in the name [08034] of king [04428] Ahasuerus [0325] was it written [03789], and sealed [02856] with the king's [04428] ring [02885].