New Living Translation
A copy of this decree was to be issued as law in every province and proclaimed to all peoples, so that they would be ready to do their duty on the appointed 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.
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CommentaryEsther 3:14 Parallel Commentaries
The spirit of the book of Esther is anything but attractive. It is never quoted or referred to by Jesus or His apostles, and it is a satisfaction to think that in very early times, and even among Jewish scholars, its right to a place in the canon was hotly contested. Its aggressive fanaticism and fierce hatred of all that lay outside of Judaism were felt by the finer spirits to be false to the more generous instincts that lay at the heart of the Hebrew religion; but by virtue of its very intensity …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
Mordecai gave Hathach a copy of the decree issued in Susa that called for the death of all Jews. He asked Hathach to show it to Esther and explain the situation to her. He also asked Hathach to direct her to go to the king to beg for mercy and plead for her people.
A copy of this decree was to be issued as law in every province and proclaimed to all peoples, so that the Jews would be ready to take revenge on their enemies on the appointed day.
So urged on by the king's command, the messengers rode out swiftly on fast horses bred for the king's service. The same decree was also proclaimed in the fortress of Susa.
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