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Esther 3:10

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3:10 So the king removed his signet ring 1  from his hand and gave it to Haman the son of Hammedatha, the Agagite, who was hostile toward the Jews.

Esther 3:12

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3:12 So the royal scribes 2  were summoned in the first month, on the thirteenth day of the month. Everything Haman commanded was written to the king’s satraps 3  and governors who were in every province and to the officials of every people, province by province according to its script and people by people according to its language. In the name of King Ahasuerus it was written and sealed with the king’s signet ring.

1 sn Possessing the king’s signet ring would enable Haman to act with full royal authority. The king’s ring would be used to impress the royal seal on edicts, making them as binding as if the king himself had enacted them.

2 tn Or “secretaries” (so NIV, NRSV, NLT).

3 tn Or “princes” (so NLT); CEV “highest officials.”



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