Ezekiel 5

Eze 5:1 And you, son of man, take to yourself a sharp sword, the razor of a barber. Take it to yourself and make it pass over your head and over your beard. And take to yourself scales to weigh, and to divide them out.
Eze 5:2 You shall burn a third part in the fire, in the midst of the city, when the days of the siege are fulfilled. And you shall take the third part and beat with a sword all around it. And you shall scatter the third part into the wind, and I will draw out a sword after them.
Eze 5:3 Also you shall take from there a few in number and bind them in your skirts.
Eze 5:4 And take from them again, and throw them into the middle of the fire and burn them in the fire. From it shall come forth a fire into all the house of Israel.
Eze 5:5 So says the Lord Jehovah: This is Jerusalem. I have set her in the midst of the nations, and all around her are the lands.
Eze 5:6 And she has changed My judgments for wickedness more than the nations, and defiled My laws more than the lands that are all around her. For they have rejected My judgments and My laws; they have not walked in them.
Eze 5:7 Therefore, so says the Lord Jehovah: Because you rebelled more than the nations that are all around you, not having walked in My statutes, and not having performed My judgments, and you have not done according to the judgments of the nations all around you;
Eze 5:8 therefore, so says the Lord Jehovah: Behold! I, even I am against you, and will execute judgments in your midst in the sight of the nations.
Eze 5:9 And I will do in you that which I have not done, and which I will not do the like again, for all your abominations.
Eze 5:10 Therefore, the fathers shall eat the sons in your midst, and the sons shall eat their fathers. And I will execute judgments against you, and I will scatter the whole remnant of you into every wind.
Eze 5:11 Therefore, as I live, says the Lord Jehovah, surely because you have defiled My sanctuary with all your idolatries and with all your abominations, so I also will withdraw. And My eye shall not spare, and I will not have pity.
Eze 5:12 A third part of you shall die by the plague and shall be consumed by the famine in your midst. And a third part shall fall by the sword all around you. And a third part I will scatter into every wind, and I will draw out a sword after them.
Eze 5:13 And My anger shall be spent, and I will make My fury rest on them, and I will be eased. And they shall know that I, Jehovah, have spoken in My zeal, in My completing My fury among them.
Eze 5:14 And I will make you into a waste and a reproach among the nations that are around you, in the eyes of all who pass by.
Eze 5:15 And it shall be a reproach and a taunt, a chastening and a horror, to the nations which are all around you, when I shall execute against you judgments in anger and in fury and in chastisements among them. I, Jehovah, have spoken it.
Eze 5:16 When I shall send the arrows of evil famine among them, which shall be for ruin, for which I will send them to destroy you, even I will increase the famine on you and break the staff of bread to you.
Eze 5:17 Yea, I will send famine and evil beasts on you, and you will be bereaved. And pestilence and blood shall pass among you, and I shall bring a sword on you. I, Jehovah, have spoken.

Ezekiel 4

Eze 4:1 And you, son of man, take a brick to yourself, and lay it before you, and engrave on it a city, Jerusalem.
Eze 4:2 And lay a siege on it, and build a fort on it, and pour out a ramp on it. And place a camp on it, and set battering rams all around on it.
Eze 4:3 And you, take a griddle of iron to yourself, and place it as a wall of iron between you and the city. And place your face against it, and it shall be under siege, and thrust upon it. It is a sign to the house of Israel.
Eze 4:4 And you, lie down on your left side, and lay the iniquity of the house of Israel on it. The number of the days that you shall lie down on it, you shall bear their iniquity.
Eze 4:5 For I have laid on you the years of their iniquity, according to the number of days: three hundred and ninety days. And you shall bear the house of Israel’s iniquity.
Eze 4:6 And when you complete them, even lie on your right side, the second. And you shall bear the house of Judah’s iniquity forty days; a day for a year. I have set it for you, a day for a year.
Eze 4:7 And you shall set your face toward the siege of Jerusalem, and your arm bared; and you shall prophesy over it.
Eze 4:8 And, behold, I will put cords on you, and you cannot turn from your side to your other side until you have completed the days of your siege.
Eze 4:9 And you, take to yourself wheat, and barley, and beans, and lentils, and millet, and spelt, and place them in a single vessel; and make them for yourself into bread, to the number of days that you are lying on your side. You shall eat it three hundred and ninety days.
Eze 4:10 And your food which you shall eat shall be by weight: twenty shekels a day. From time to time you shall eat it.
Eze 4:11 And you shall drink water by measure: the sixth part of a hin. From time to time you shall drink.
Eze 4:12 And you shall eat cakes of barley, and you shall bake it with dung of the excrement of man, in their sight.
Eze 4:13 And Jehovah said, Even so the sons of Israel shall eat their defiled bread among the nations there where I will drive them.
Eze 4:14 Then I said, Ah, Lord Jehovah! Behold, my soul has not been defiled. I have not even eaten a carcass or a torn animal, from my youth even until now. And unclean flesh has not come into my mouth.
Eze 4:15 Then He said to me, See, I have given to you the dung of cattle in place of the dung of man. And you shall make bread over it.
Eze 4:16 And He said to me, Son of man, behold, I am breaking the staff of bread in Jerusalem. And they shall eat bread by weight, and with anxiety. And they shall drink water by measure, and in horror,
Eze 4:17 because they will lack bread and water, and each one be stunned with his brother. And they will waste away in their iniquity.

Ezekiel 3

Eze 3:1 And He said to me, Son of man, eat what you find. Eat this roll, and go speak to the house of Israel.
Eze 3:2 So I opened my mouth, and He made me eat that roll.
Eze 3:3 And He said to me, Son of man, make your belly eat, and fill your bowels with the roll, this that I give to you. And I ate, and it was in my mouth like honey for sweetness.
Eze 3:4 And He said to me, Son of man, Go! Come to the house of Israel and speak with My Words to them.
Eze 3:5 For you are not sent to a people of deep lip and difficult of language, but to the house of Israel;
Eze 3:6 not to many peoples of deep lip and of a difficult language, whose words you cannot hear. If I had sent you to them, they would have listened to you.
Eze 3:7 But the house of Israel is not willing to listen to you, for they are not willing to listen to Me, for all the house of Israel are strong of forehead and hard of heart.
Eze 3:8 Behold, I have made your face strong over against their faces, and your forehead strong over against their foreheads.
Eze 3:9 I have made your forehead as an adamant harder than flint. Do not fear them, and do not be frightened by their faces, though they are a house of rebellion.
Eze 3:10 And He said to me, Son of man, all My Words which I speak to you, receive into your heart, and hear with your ears.
Eze 3:11 And go! Come to the exiles, to the sons of your people, and speak to them, and say to them, So says the Lord Jehovah, whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear.
Eze 3:12 And the Spirit lifted me up, and I heard behind me a sound of a great tumult, saying, Blessed be the glory of Jehovah from His place!
Eze 3:13 And there was the sound of the wings of the living creatures touching each one to the other, and the sound of the wheels along with them, and the sound of a great tumult.
Eze 3:14 So the Spirit lifted me up and took me, and I went bitterly in the heat of my spirit, but the hand of Jehovah was strong upon me.
Eze 3:15 Then I came to the exiles at Tel-abib, those dwelling by the river Chebar. And I sat there where they were sitting. I also dwelt there seven days, being benumbed among them.
Eze 3:16 And it happened at the end of the seven days, even it happened that the Word of Jehovah came to me, saying,
Eze 3:17 Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel. And hear the Word of My mouth, and warn them from Me.
Eze 3:18 In My saying to the wicked, Dying you shall die; and you do not warn him, and you do not speak to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life, he, the wicked, shall die in his iniquity. But I will require his blood at your hand.
Eze 3:19 And you, because you have warned the wicked, and he does not turn from his wickedness or from his way, he, the wicked, shall die in his iniquity. But you have delivered your soul.
Eze 3:20 And when the righteous turns from his righteousness and does injustice, and I lay a stumbling-block before him, he shall die. Since you have not warned him, he shall die in his sin, and his righteousness which he has done shall not be remembered. But I will require his blood at your hand.
Eze 3:21 But you, because you warned him, the righteous, so that the righteous should not sin, and he does not sin, living he shall live because he is warned. And you have delivered your soul.
Eze 3:22 And the hand of Jehovah was on me there. And He said to me, Rise up, go forth into the plain, and I will speak with you there.
Eze 3:23 And I rose up and went forth into the plain. And, behold, there the glory of Jehovah was standing, like the glory which I saw by the river Chebar. And I fell on my face.
Eze 3:24 And the Spirit entered into me and stood me on my feet and spoke with me. And He said to me, Come, shut yourself within your house.
Eze 3:25 But you, son of man, behold, they shall put on you cords and shall bind you with them, and you shall not go out among them.
Eze 3:26 And I will make your tongue cling to your palate, and you shall be dumb. And there shall not be to them a reproving man. For they are a rebellious house.
Eze 3:27 But in My speaking with you, I will open your mouth, and you shall say to them, So says the Lord Jehovah. He who hears, let him hear; and he forbearing, let him forbear. For they are a rebellious house.

Ezekiel 2

Eze 2:1 And He said to me, Son of man, stand on your feet, and I will speak to you.
Eze 2:2 And the Spirit entered into me as He spoke to me, and He made me stand on my feet, and I heard Him speaking to me.
Eze 2:3 And He said to me, Son of man, I am sending you to the sons of Israel, to the nations, the rebelling ones who have rebelled against Me. They and their fathers have transgressed against Me to this day.
Eze 2:4 And the sons are stiff of face and hard of heart. I am sending you to them. And you shall say to them, So says the Lord Jehovah.
Eze 2:5 And they, whether they will hear or whether they will forbear (for they are a rebellious house), yea, they shall know that a prophet has been among them.
Eze 2:6 And you, son of man, do not be afraid of them and of their words. Do not be afraid, though briers and thorns are with you, and though you are living among scorpions. Do not be afraid of their words, and do not be frightened by their faces, though they are a house of rebellion.
Eze 2:7 And you shall speak My Words to them, whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear, for they are rebellious.
Eze 2:8 But you, son of man, hear what I am saying to you. Do not be like that rebellious house of rebellion. Open your mouth and eat what I am giving to you.
Eze 2:9 And I looked, and behold, a hand was extended to me. And behold, a roll of a book was in it.
Eze 2:10 And He spread it before me, and it was written on the face and the back. And written on it were weepings, and mourning, and woe.

Ezekiel 1

Eze 1:1 And it happened in the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, in the fifth of the month, as I was among the captives by the river Chebar, the heavens were opened, and I saw visions of God.
Eze 1:2 On the fifth of the month, the fifth year of the captivity of Jehoiachin the king,
Eze 1:3 coming the Word of Jehovah became known to Ezekiel, the son of Buzi, the priest, in the land of the Chaldeans, by the river Chebar. And there the hand of Jehovah was on him.
Eze 1:4 And I looked, and behold, a windstorm came out of the north, a great cloud, and a fire flashing itself, and a brightness to it all around. And out of its midst, like the color of polished bronze it came, out of the midst of the fire.
Eze 1:5 Also from its midst came the likeness of four living creatures. And this was how they looked: they had the likeness of a man,
Eze 1:6 and four faces were to each, and four wings to each of them,
Eze 1:7 and their feet were straight feet, and the sole of their feet like the sole of a calf’s foot. And they sparkled like the color of burnished bronze.
Eze 1:8 And the hands of a man extended from under their wings on their four sides. And their faces and their wings were to the four of them,
Eze 1:9 joining each one to the other by their wings. They did not turn in their going, each one went toward the front of their face.
Eze 1:10 And the likeness of their faces: the face of a man, and the face of a lion, on the right side to the four of them; and the face of an ox on the left to the four of them, and the face of an eagle to the four of them.
Eze 1:11 So their faces were. And their wings were spread upward, to each, the two wings were joined, and two wings of each covering their bodies.
Eze 1:12 And each went toward the front of their faces. To where the spirit was to go, there they went; they did not turn in their going.
Eze 1:13 And the likeness of the living creatures: they appeared like coals of burning fire, like the appearance of torches; it was continually circling among the living creatures. And the fire was bright, and out of the fire went forth lightning.
Eze 1:14 And the living creatures kept running and returning, like the appearance of a flash of lightning.
Eze 1:15 And I looked at the living creatures, and, behold, one wheel was on the earth beside the living creatures, with the four of its faces.
Eze 1:16 The appearance of the wheels and their workmanship was like the color of beryl; and the one likeness was to the four of them. And their appearance and their workmanship was like the wheel in the middle of the wheel.
Eze 1:17 They went on the four of their sides in their going, they did not turn in their going.
Eze 1:18 And also their rims were high to them, even awesome to them. And their rims were full of eyes all around the four of them.
Eze 1:19 And in the going of the living creatures the wheels went beside them. And in the lifting up of the living creatures from on the earth, the wheels were lifted up.
Eze 1:20 There where the spirit was to go, there they went; there their spirit was to go, and the wheels were lifted up along with them. For the spirit of the living creature was in the wheels.
Eze 1:21 In their going, these went; and in their standing still, these stood still. And in their being lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up along with them. For the spirit of the living creature was in the wheels.
Eze 1:22 And a likeness was over the heads of the living creature, an expanse like the color of awesome crystal, stretched out over their heads from above.
Eze 1:23 And under the expanse their wings were straight, the one toward the other, to each, two wings covering on this side, and to each two covering on that side of their bodies.
Eze 1:24 And I heard the sound of their wings like the sound of great waters, like the voice of the Almighty. In their going was the sound of tumult, like the sound of an army. In their standing still, they let down their wings.
Eze 1:25 And there was a voice from the expanse that was over their heads. In their standing still, they let down their wings.
Eze 1:26 And from above the expanse that was over their heads was an appearance like a stone of lapis lazuli azure blue, the likeness of a throne. And on the likeness of the throne was a likeness in appearance like a man on it from above.
Eze 1:27 And I saw Him, like the color of polished bronze, looking like fire within it all around. From the appearance of His loins and upward, and from the appearance of His loins and downward, I saw Him looking like fire; and brightness to it all around.
Eze 1:28 As the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day of the rain, so appeared the brightness all around. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of Jehovah. And I saw, and I fell on my face, and I heard a voice of One speaking.

Esther 5

Est 5:1 And it happened on the third day that Esther put on royal clothing and stood in the inner court of the king’s house, before the king’s inner house. And the king was sitting on his royal throne in the royal house, in front of the gate of the house.
Est 5:2 And it happened, when the king saw Esther the queen standing in the court, she rose in favor in his eyes. And the king held out the golden scepter that was in his hand to Esther. And Esther drew near and touched the top of the scepter.
Est 5:3 And the king said to her. What shall be done to you, O Queen Esther, and what is your wish? It will be given to you also, even to half of the kingdom.
Est 5:4 And Esther answered, If it seems good to the king, let the king and Haman come today to the banquet which I have prepared for him.
Est 5:5 And the king said, Cause Haman to hurry to do the word of Esther. And the king and Haman came to the banquet which Esther had prepared.
Est 5:6 And the king said to Esther at the banquet of wine, What is your petition, and it shall be granted to you? And what is your wish? And it will be done, to half of the kingdom.
Est 5:7 And Esther replied and said, As to my petition and my request,
Est 5:8 if I have found favor in the eyes of the king, and if it pleases the king to grant my petition and to perform my request, let the king and Haman come to the banquet which I shall prepare for them, and I will do tomorrow according to the word of the king.
Est 5:9 And Haman went out that day joyful and good of heart. But when Haman saw Mordecai in the gate of the king, that he did not stand up or move for him, he was full of fury against Mordecai.
Est 5:10 But Haman held himself in, and came to his house, and sent for and brought in his friends, and his wife Zeresh.
Est 5:11 And Haman told them of the glory of his riches, and his many sons, and all to which the king had promoted him, and how he lifted him up above the rulers and the servants of the king.
Est 5:12 And Haman said, Also, Esther the queen did not let anyone come in with the king to the banquet that she had prepared, except me. And also tomorrow I am called to it with the king.
Est 5:13 Yet all this is no gain to me as long as I am seeing Mordecai the Jew sitting at the king’s gate.
Est 5:14 And his wife Zeresh and all his friends said to him, Make a wooden gallows fifty cubits high, and tomorrow speak to the king and let them hang Mordecai on it; and go rejoicing in with the king to the banquet. And the thing was good in Haman’s eyes. And he caused the wooden gallows to be made.

Esther 4

Est 4:1 And Mordecai understood all that was done, and Mordecai tore his clothes and put on sackcloth with ashes, and went out into the middle of the city, and cried with a loud and bitter cry.
Est 4:2 And he came until he was before the king’s gate; for there was no entering into the king’s gate in clothing of sackcloth.
Est 4:3 And in every province, wherever the king’s word and his decree came, there was great mourning among the Jews, and fasting, and weeping and wailing. Sackcloth and ash were spread on many.
Est 4:4 And Esther’s maids and her eunuchs came and told her. And the queen was exceedingly convulsed in pain. And she sent clothing to clothe Mordecai, and to take away his sackcloth from him. But he did not accept.
Est 4:5 And Esther called for Hathach, of the king’s eunuchs, who was made to stand before her. And she charged him as to Mordecai, to know what this was and why this was.
Est 4:6 And Hathach went out to Mordecai, to the city street in front of the king’s gate.
Est 4:7 And Mordecai told him of all that had happened to him, and of the sum of the silver which Haman had said to weigh into the king’s treasuries for the Jews in order to destroy them.
Est 4:8 Also he gave him a copy of the writing of the law which was given at Shushan in order to destroy them, to show it to Esther, and to reveal to her, and to command her that she should go in to the king to make supplication to him, and to seek from him help for her people.
Est 4:9 And Hathach came and told Esther the words of Mordecai.
Est 4:10 Again Esther spoke to Hathach, and ordered him to go to Mordecai,
Est 4:11 for all the king’s servants and the people of the king’s provinces know that whoever, whether man or woman, shall come to the king into the inner court, who is not called, there is one law of his, to die; except such to whom the king shall hold out the golden scepter so that he may live. But I have not been called to come into the king these thirty days.
Est 4:12 And they told Mordecai Esther’s words.
Est 4:13 And Mordecai said to take back to Esther, Do not imagine within yourself to deliver yourself in the king’s house more than all the Jews.
Est 4:14 For if you are completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance shall rise up to the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house shall perish. And who knows if you have attained to the kingdom for such a time as this?
Est 4:15 And Esther said to take back to Mordecai,
Est 4:16 Go, gather all the Jews being found in Shushan, and fast for me. And do not eat or drink three days, night or day. My maidens and I will also fast in this way. And so I will go in to the king, which is not according to the law. And if I have perished, I have perished.
Est 4:17 And Mordecai passed over and did according all that Esther had commanded him.

Esther 3

Est 3:1 After these things King Ahasuerus promoted Haman the son of Hammedatha the Agagite, and raised him, and set his seat above all the rulers with him.
Est 3:2 And all the king’s servants who were in the king’s gate were bowing and worshiping Haman, for the king had so commanded for him. But Mordecai did not bow nor worship.
Est 3:3 And the king’s servants who were at the gate of the king said to Mordecai, Why do you disobey the king’s command?
Est 3:4 And it happened, when they spoke daily to him, and he did not listen to them, they told Haman, to see if Mordecai’s matters would stand. For he had told them that he was a Jew.
Est 3:5 And when Haman saw that Mordecai did not bow nor worship him, then Haman was filled with fury.
Est 3:6 And it was light in his eyes to reach forth a hand against Mordecai alone; for they had revealed to him Mordecai’s people. And Haman sought to destroy all the Jews in all the kingdom of Ahasuerus, the people of Mordecai.
Est 3:7 In the first month, it is the month Nisan, in the twelfth year of King Ahasuerus, they made fall Pur, that is, the lot, before Haman day by day, and from month to month, to the twelfth month, the month Adar.
Est 3:8 And Haman said to King Ahasuerus, There is a people scattered abroad and dispersed among the people in all the provinces of your kingdom. And their laws are different from every people, and they are not doing the king’s laws. And it is not for the king’s gain to let them alone.
Est 3:9 If it pleases the king, let it be written to destroy them; and I will pay ten thousand talents of silver to the hands of those who do the work, to bring it into the king’s treasuries.
Est 3:10 And the king took his ring from his hand, and gave it to Haman the son of Hammedatha the Agagite, the one distressing the Jews.
Est 3:11 And the king said to Haman, The silver is given to you, also the people, to do with them as seems good to you.
Est 3:12 Then the king’s scribes were called on the thirteenth day of the first month, and it was written according to all that Haman had commanded to the king’s satraps, and to the governors who were over every province, and to the rulers of every people of every province, according to its writing, and to every people according to their language. It was written in the name of King Ahasuerus, and sealed with the king’s ring.
Est 3:13 And the documents were sent by the runners into all the king’s provinces, to destroy, to kill, and to cause to perish, all Jews, both young and old, little children and women, in one day, on the thirteenth of the twelfth month, which is the month Adar, and to take what they owned for a prize.
Est 3:14 A copy of the writing to be given as law in every province was published to all people to be ready for that day.
Est 3:15 The runners went out, being burned by the king’s word. And the decree was given in Shushan the palace. And the king and Haman sat down to drink. But the city, Shushan, was perplexed.

Esther 2

Est 2:1 After these things, when King Ahasuerus’ wrath had calmed down, he remembered Vashti, and what she had done, and what he had decreed against her.
Est 2:2 And the king’s servants who served him said, Let beautiful young virgins be sought for the king.
Est 2:3 And let the king choose officers in all the provinces of his kingdom, so that they may gather together every beautiful young virgin to Shushan the palace, to the house of the women, to the hand of Hegai the king’s eunuch, keeper of the women, to give their purifications.
Est 2:4 And let the young woman who pleases the king rule instead of Vashti. And the thing pleased the king, and he did so.
Est 2:5 In Shushan the palace there was a certain Jew, and his name was Mordecai, the son of Jair, the son of Shimei, the son of Kish, a Benjamite,
Est 2:6 who had been exiled from Jerusalem with the captivity which had been led away with Jeconiah king of Judah, whom Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon had exiled.
Est 2:7 And he was rearing Hadassah (she is Esther) his uncle’s daughter, for she had no father nor mother. And the young woman was fair of appearance and beautiful of form. And at the death of her father and mother, Mordecai took her for his daughter.
Est 2:8 And it happened, when the king’s command and his order was heard, and when many young women had been gathered to Shushan the palace, into the hand of Hegai, Esther was taken into the king’s house, into the hand of Hegai, keeper of the women.
Est 2:9 And the young woman was good in his eyes, and she rose in favor before him. And he hastened her purifiers, and her portions, to give them to her. And seven young women were seen to be given to her out of the king’s house. And he moved her and her maids to the best place in the house of the women.
Est 2:10 Esther had not revealed her people or her kindred, for Mordecai had commanded her that she should not reveal it.
Est 2:11 And Mordecai walked to and fro every day in front of the court of the women’s house in order to know Esther’s welfare, and what would be done with her.
Est 2:12 And when the turn of each young woman had come to go in to King Ahasuerus, at the end of her being purified twelve months according to the law of the women, for so were fulfilled the days of their cleansings; six months with oil of myrrh, and six months with fragrances and with perfumes of the women.
Est 2:13 And in this way the young woman goes in to the king. All she says is given to her to go with her out of the house of the women to the king’s house.
Est 2:14 She goes in the evening, and on the morning she returns to the second house of the women, into the hand of Shaashgaz the king’s eunuch who kept the concubines. She does not come in to the king any more, unless the king delights in her, and she is called by name.
Est 2:15 And when the turn of Esther had come (she being the daughter of Abihail, Mordecai’s uncle, whom he had taken to himself for his daughter) to go in to the king, she did not seek a thing except what Hegai the king’s eunuch, the keeper of the women, said. And Esther had favor in the sight of all who looked on her.
Est 2:16 And Esther was taken to King Ahasuerus into his royal house in the tenth month, which is the month Tebeth, in the seventh year of his reign.
Est 2:17 And the king loved Esther above all the women, and she rose in grace and favor in his sight more than all the virgins. And he set the royal crown on her head, and made her to rule instead of Vashti.
Est 2:18 And the king made a great banquet for all his rulers and his servants, Esther’s banquet. And he ordered a rest for the provinces, and gave gifts, according to the state of the king.
Est 2:19 And when the virgins were gathered together the second time, then Mordecai sat in the king’s gate.
Est 2:20 Esther had not revealed her kindred or her people, as Mordecai had commanded her. For Esther obeyed Mordecai’s command, as she did when she was reared by him.
Est 2:21 In those days, while Mordecai sat in the king’s gate, two of the king’s eunuchs, Bigthan and Teresh, of those who guarded the threshold, were angry, and sought to stretch out a hand against King Ahasuerus.
Est 2:22 And the thing was known to Mordecai, who told it to Esther the queen. And Esther told the king in the name of Mordecai.
Est 2:23 And when the matter was searched into, it was found out; and the two of them were hanged on a tree. And it was written in the Book of the Matters of the Days before the king.

Esther 1

Est 1:1 And it happened, in the days of Ahasuerus (he is Ahasuerus who reigned from India even to Ethiopia, over a hundred and twenty seven provinces)
Est 1:2 in those days when King Ahasuerus sat on the throne of his kingdom in Shushan the palace,
Est 1:3 in the third year of his reign, he made a banquet for all his rulers and his servants. The power of Persia and Media, the nobles and the rulers of the provinces, were before him,
Est 1:4 when he made known the riches of his glorious kingdom, and the honor of his excellent greatness many days, even a hundred and eighty days.
Est 1:5 And when these days were fulfilled, the king made a banquet for all the peoples who were found in Shushan the palace, both to great and to small, for seven days in the court of the garden of the king’s palace.
Est 1:6 There was overlaying with white linen and violet, with cords of fine linen and purple to silver rings and pillars of white marble. The couches were of gold and silver, on a red and white and pearl and black marble pavement.
Est 1:7 And they gave out drink in vessels of gold, the vessels differing from one another, and royal wine in abundance, according to the hand of the king.
Est 1:8 And the drinking was according to the law, no one compelling; for so the king had ordered every first one of his house that they should do according to every man’s pleasure.
Est 1:9 Also Vashti the queen made a banquet for the women in the royal house which King Ahasuerus owned.
Est 1:10 In the seventh day, when the heart of the king was merry with wine, he said to Mehuman, Biztha, Harbona, Bigtha, and Abagtha, Zethar, and Carcas, the seven eunuchs who served before the face of Ahasuerus the king,
Est 1:11 to bring Vashti the queen before the king with the royal crown, in order to make known to the people and the princes her beauty. For she was beautiful to look upon.
Est 1:12 But Vashti the queen refused to come at the king’s command by his eunuchs. And the king was very angry, and his fury burned within him.
Est 1:13 And the king said to the wise men who knew the times (for so was the king’s manner toward all who knew law and judgment;
Est 1:14 and the ones next to him were Carshena, Shethar, Admatha, Tarshish, Meres, Marsena, and Memucan, the seven rulers of Persia and Media who saw the king’s face, who sat first in the kingdom),
Est 1:15 What shall be done with Queen Vashti according to law, because she has not done the command of King Ahasuerus by the eunuchs?
Est 1:16 And Memucan answered before the king and rulers, Vashti the queen has not only done wrong to the king, but also to all the rulers, and to all the people who are in all the provinces of Ahasuerus the king.
Est 1:17 For the matter of the queen shall go out to all women, to make their husbands despised in their eyes, in their saying that King Ahasuerus said to bring in Vashti the queen before him, but she did not come.
Est 1:18 And this day the princesses of Persia and Media who have heard the queen’s word shall say the same to all the king’s rulers and there shall be contempt and strife.
Est 1:19 If it please the king, let there be a royal decree from him, and let it be written among the laws of Persia and Media so that it shall not pass away, that Vashti come no more before King Ahasuerus. And let the king give her royal power to a neighbor who is better than she is.
Est 1:20 And when the king’s decree which he shall make shall be published throughout all his empire, for it is great, all the wives shall give their husbands honor, both the small and the great.
Est 1:21 And the saying pleased the king, and the rulers. And the king did according to the word of Memucan.
Est 1:22 And he sent letters into all the king’s provinces, into every province according to its writing, and to people and people, according to their language, so that every man should be ruling in his house; and speaking according to the language of his people.

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