For many in Judah had sworn allegiance to him,
Those who were closest to him were Carshena, Shethar, Admatha, Tarshish, Meres, Marsena, and Memucan. These men were the seven officials of Persia and Media who saw the king on a regular basis
Haman then recounted to them his fabulous wealth,
For the music director; according to the tune of “Lilies;”
My heart cries out because of Moab’s plight,
“Say to the rebellious house of Israel:
the Babylonians and all the Chaldeans, Pekod,
On that day the Lord himself will defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so that the weakest among them will be like mighty David, and the dynasty of David will be like God, like the angel of the Lord before them.
Gaal son of Ebed said, “Who is Abimelech and who is Shechem, that we should serve him? Is he not the son of Jerub-Baal, and is not Zebul the deputy he appointed?
the Ammonite officials said to their lord Hanun, “Do you really think David is trying to honor your father by sending these messengers to express his sympathy?
the Ammonite officials said to Hanun, “Do you really think David is trying to honor your father by sending these messengers to express his sympathy?
So the royal scribes
The king’s scribes were quickly