Esther 8:13
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English Standard Version
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.

King James Bible
The copy of the writing for a commandment to be given in every province was published unto all people, and that the Jews should be ready against that day to avenge themselves on their enemies.

American Standard Version
A copy of the writing, that the decree should be given out in every province, was published unto all the peoples, and that the Jews should be ready against that day to avenge themselves on their enemies.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And this was the content of the letter, that it should be notified in all lands and peoples that were subject to the empire of king Assuerus, that the Jews were ready to be revenged of their enemies.

English Revised Version
A copy of the writing, that the decree should be given out in every province, was published unto all the peoples, and that the Jews should be ready against that day to avenge themselves on their enemies.

Webster's Bible Translation
The copy of the writing for a commandment, to be given in every province was published to all people, and that the Jews should be ready against that day to avenge themselves on their enemies.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The king could not simply revoke the edict issued by Haman in due legal form, but, ready to perform the request of the queen, he first assures her of his good intentions, reminding her and Mordochai that he has given the house of Haman to Esther and hanged Haman, because he laid hand on the Jews (תּלוּ אתו, him they have executed); and then grants them permission, as he had formerly done to Haman, to send letters to the Jews in the king's name, and sealed with the king's seal, and to write בּעיניכם כּטּוב, "as seems good to you," i.e., to give in writing such orders as might in Esther's and Mordochai's judgment render the edict of Haman harmless. "For," he adds, "what is written in the king's name and sealed with his seal cannot be reversed." This confirmatory clause is added by the king with reference to the law in general, not as speaking of himself objectively as "the king." להשׁיב אין refers to Esther's request: להשׁיב יכּתב (Esther 8:5). ונחתּום, infin. abs. used instead of the perfect.

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published. Heb. revealed. avenge themselves.

Judges 16:28 And Samson called to the LORD, and said, O Lord God, remember me, I pray you, and strengthen me, I pray you...

Psalm 37:14,15 The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy...

Psalm 68:23 That your foot may be dipped in the blood of your enemies, and the tongue of your dogs in the same.

Psalm 92:10,11 But my horn shall you exalt like the horn of an unicorn: I shall be anointed with fresh oil...

Psalm 149:6-9 Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two-edged sword in their hand...

Luke 18:7 And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night to him, though he bear long with them?

Revelation 6:10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true...

Cross References
Esther 3:14
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.

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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