The rest of the Jews in the royal provinces also assembled to defend themselves and rid themselves of their enemies. They killed 75,000 who hated them, but did not lay a hand on the plunder.
Cross ReferencesLeviticus 26:7
You will pursue your enemies, and they will fall by the sword before you.
Five of you will pursue a hundred, and a hundred of you will chase ten thousand, and your enemies will fall by the sword before you.
By these letters the king permitted the Jews in each and every city the right to assemble and defend themselves, to destroy, kill, and annihilate all the forces of any people or province hostile to them, including women and children, and to plunder their possessions.
In each of the provinces of King Xerxes, the Jews assembled in their cities to attack those who sought to harm them. No man could withstand them, because the fear of them had fallen upon all peoples.
Chapter Outline1. The Jews slay their enemies, with the ten sons of Haman.
12. Xerxes, at the request of Esther,
14. grants another day of slaughter, and Haman's sons to be hanged.
20. The two days of Purim are instituted.
Jump to PreviousAssembled Defend Defended Enemies Five Foes Gathered Hand Hands Hated Jews Kill Killed King's Lay Meanwhile Other Plunder Prey Protect Provinces Relief Remainder Rest Rid Seventy Seventy-Five Slew Spoil Stood Themselves Thousand Together
Jump to NextAssembled Defend Defended Enemies Five Foes Gathered Hand Hands Hated Jews Kill Killed King's Lay Meanwhile Other Plunder Prey Protect Provinces Relief Remainder Rest Rid Seventy Seventy-Five Slew Spoil Stood Themselves Thousand Together
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Esther 9:2, 13
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