It has no commander, overseer, or 1 ruler,
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.
and rescued him from all his troubles, and granted him favor and wisdom in the presence of Pharaoh, king of Egypt, who made 1 him ruler over Egypt and over all his household.
The king’s scribes were quickly 1 summoned – in the third month (that is, the month of Sivan), on the twenty-third day. 2 They wrote out 3 everything that Mordecai instructed to the Jews and to the satraps and the governors and the officials of the provinces all the way from India to Ethiopia 4 – a hundred and twenty-seven provinces in all – to each province in its own script and to each people in their own language, and to the Jews according to their own script and their own language.
Moreover, all the Judeans who were in Moab, Ammon, Edom, and all the other countries heard what had happened. They heard that the king of Babylon had allowed some people to stay in Judah and that he had appointed Gedaliah, the son of Ahikam and grandson of Shaphan, to govern them.
When Zebul, the city commissioner, heard the words of Gaal son of Ebed, he was furious. 1
During the feast it was customary to release one prisoner to the people, 1 whomever they requested.
Ahab asked, “By whom will this be accomplished?” 1 He answered, “This is what the Lord says, ‘By the servants of the district governors.’” Ahab 2 asked, “Who will launch the attack?” He answered, “You will.”
There was no king in Edom at this time; a governor ruled.
in the third 1 year of his reign he provided a banquet for all his officials and his servants. The army 2 of Persia and Media 3 was present, 4 as well as the nobles and the officials of the provinces.
They told him, “Joseph is still alive and he is ruler over all the land of Egypt!” Jacob was stunned, 1 for he did not believe them.
The district governors acquired supplies for King Solomon and all who ate in his royal palace. 1 Each was responsible for one month in the year; they made sure nothing was lacking.
Before Jeremiah could turn to leave, the captain of the guard added, “Go back 1 to Gedaliah, the son of Ahikam and grandson of Shaphan, whom the king of Babylon appointed to govern 2 the towns of Judah. Go back and live with him 3 among the people. Or go wherever else you choose.” Then the captain of the guard gave Jeremiah some food and a present and let him go.
Then the king elevated Daniel to high position and bestowed on him many marvelous gifts. He granted him authority over the entire province of Babylon and made him the main prefect over all the wise men of Babylon.