So the royal scribes 1 were summoned in the first month, on the thirteenth day of the month. Everything Haman commanded was written to the king’s satraps 2 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.
Furthermore, if two lie down together, they can keep each other warm, but how can one person keep warm by himself?
As for their appearance, all four of them looked the same, something like a wheel within a wheel. 1
They had been asking each other, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance to the tomb?”
For just as in one body we have many members, and not all the members serve the same function,
and to esteem them most highly in love because of their work. Be at peace among yourselves.
and keep your eyes open. 1 When you see 2 the daughters of Shiloh coming out to dance in the celebration, 3 jump out from the vineyards. Each one of you, catch yourself a wife from among the daughters of Shiloh and then go home to the land of Benjamin.
then listen from your heavenly dwelling place, forgive their sin, 1 and act favorably toward each one based on your evaluation of his motives. 2 (Indeed you are the only one who can correctly evaluate the motives of all people.) 3
then listen from your heavenly dwelling place, forgive their sin, 1 and act favorably toward each one based on your evaluation of their motives. 2 (Indeed you are the only one who can correctly evaluate the motives of all people.) 3
Micaiah 1 replied, “I saw all Israel scattered on the mountains like sheep that have no shepherd. Then the Lord said, ‘They have no master. They should go home in peace.’”
So the people went out and brought these things 1 back and constructed temporary shelters for themselves, each on his roof and in his courtyard and in the courtyards of the temple 2 of God and in the plaza of the Water Gate and the plaza of the Ephraim Gate.
Foreigners living there will say, 1 ‘We tried to heal her, but she could not be healed. Let’s leave Babylonia 2 and each go back to his own country. For judgment on her will be vast in its proportions. It will be like it is piled up to heaven, stacked up into the clouds.’ 3