2 The Jews cgathered themselves together in their cities throughout all the provinces of the king Ahasuerus, to lay hand on such as dsought their hurt: and no man could withstand them; for ethe fear of them fell upon all people. 3 And all the rulers of the provinces, and the flieutenants, and the gdeputies, and †officers of the king, helped the Jews; because the fear of Mordecai fell upon them. 4 For Mordecai was great in the king’s house, and his fame went out throughout all the provinces: for this man Mordecai hwaxed greater and greater. 5 Thus the Jews smote all their enemies with the stroke of the sword, and slaughter, and destruction, and did †what they would unto those that hated them.
See Ezra 8:36.
See 1 Kin. 10:15.
Heb. those which did the business that belonged to the king.
Heb. according to their will. See Neh. 9:24.
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