Esther 3:14
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New International Version
A copy of the text of the edict was to be issued as law in every province and made known to the people of every nationality so they would 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.

Darby Bible Translation
That the decree might be given in every province, a copy of the writing was published to all peoples, that they should be ready against that day.

World English Bible
A copy of the letter, that the decree should be given out in every province, was published to all the peoples, that they should be ready against that day.

Young's Literal Translation
a copy of the writing to be made law in every province and province is revealed to all the peoples, to be ready for this day.

Esther 3:14 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

To destroy, so kill, and to cause to perish - To put the whole of them to death in any manner, or by every way and means.

Take the spoil of them for a prey - Thus, whoever killed a Jew had his property for his trouble! And thus the hand of every man was armed against this miserable people. Both in the Greek version and in the Latin the copy of this order is introduced at length, expressing "the king's desire to have all his dominions in quiet and prosperity; but that he is informed that this cannot be expected, while a certain detestable people are disseminated through all his provinces, who not only are not subject to the laws, but endeavor to change them; and that nothing less than their utter extermination will secure the peace and prosperity of the empire; and therefore he orders that they be all destroyed, both male and female, young and old," etc.

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Esther 8:13,14 The copy of the writing for a commandment to be given in every province was published to all people...

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The Net Spread
'After these things did king Ahasuerus promote Haman the son of Hammedatha the Agagite, and advanced him, and set his seat above all the princes that were with him. 2. And all the king's servants, that were in the king's gate, bowed, and reverenced Haman: for the king had so commanded concerning him. But Mordecai bowed not, nor did him reverence. 3. Then the king's servants which were in the king's gate, said unto Mordecai, Why transgressest thou the king's commandment? 4. Now it came to pass, when
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

In the Days of Queen Esther
Under the favor shown them by Cyrus, nearly fifty thousand of the children of the captivity had taken advantage of the decree permitting their return. These, however, in comparison with the hundreds of thousands scattered throughout the provinces of Medo-Persia, were but a mere remnant. The great majority of the Israelites had chosen to remain in the land of their exile rather than undergo the hardships of the return journey and the re-establishment of their desolated cities and homes. A score or
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Cross References
Esther 4:8
He also gave him a copy of the text of the edict for their annihilation, which had been published in Susa, to show to Esther and explain it to her, and he told him to instruct her to go into the king's presence to beg for mercy and plead with him for her people.

Esther 8:13
A copy of the text of the edict was to be issued as law in every province and made known to the people of every nationality so that the Jews would be ready on that day to avenge themselves on their enemies.

Esther 8:14
The couriers, riding the royal horses, went out, spurred on by the king's command, and the edict was issued in the citadel of Susa.

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