Esther 3:14
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English Standard Version
A copy of the document was to be issued as a decree in every province by proclamation to all the peoples to be ready for that day.

King James Bible
The copy of the writing for a commandment to be given in every province was published unto all people, that they should be ready against that day.

American Standard Version
A copy of the writing, that the decree should be given out in every province, was published unto all the peoples, that they should be ready against that day.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the contents of the letters were to this effect, that all provinces might know and be ready against that day.

English Revised Version
A copy of the writing, that the decree should be given out in every province, was published unto all the peoples, that they should be ready against that day.

Webster's Bible Translation
The copy of the writing for a commandment to be given in every province, was published to all people, that they should be ready against that day.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Haman having by means of the lot fixed upon a favourable day for the execution of the massacre, betook himself to the king to obtain a royal decree for the purpose. He represented to the monarch: "There is a people scattered abroad and dispersed among the peoples in all the provinces of thy kingdom, and their laws are different from all other people (i.e., from the laws of all other people), and they keep not the laws of the king, and it is not fitting for the king to leave them alone. Esther 3:9. If it seem good to the king, let it be written (i.e., let a written decree be published) to destroy them; and I will weigh ten thousand talents of silver to those who do the business, that they may bring them into the treasuries of the king." This proposal was very subtilly calculated. First Haman casts suspicion on the Jews as a nation scattered abroad and dwelling apart, and therefore unsociable, - as refractory, and therefore dangerous to the state; then he promises the king that their extermination will bring into the royal treasury a very considerable sum of money, viz., the property of the slaughtered. Ten thousand talents of silver, reckoned according to the Mosaic shekel, are 3,750,000, according to the civil shekel 1,875,000; see rem. on 1 Chronicles 22:14. המּלאכה עשׁי, those who execute a work, builders in 2 Kings 12:12, are here and Esther 9:3 the king's men of business, who carry on the king's business with respect to receipts and disbursements, the royal financiers.

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Cross References
Esther 4:8
Mordecai also gave him a copy of the written decree issued in Susa for their destruction, that he might show it to Esther and explain it to her and command her to go to the king to beg his favor and plead with him on behalf of her people.

Esther 8:13
A copy of what was written was to be issued as a decree in every province, being publicly displayed to all peoples, and the Jews were to be ready on that day to take vengeance on their enemies.

Esther 8:14
So the couriers, mounted on their swift horses that were used in the king's service, rode out hurriedly, urged by the king's command. And the decree was issued in Susa the citadel.

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