And let the king appoint officers throughout all the provinces of his kingdom to gather all the attractive young women to Susa the citadel, to the harem
The king thereby allowed the Jews who were in every city to assemble and to stand up for themselves – to destroy, to kill, and to annihilate any army of whatever people or province that should become their adversaries, including their women and children,
Rejoice, young man, while you are young,
For the Lord says, ‘I will make both you and your friends terrified of what will happen to you.
“Therefore this is what the sovereign Lord says: ‘Because you have brought up
Therefore when they all
I hereby decree
Due to the greatness that he bestowed on him, all peoples, nations, and language groups were trembling with fear
“After these things, as I was watching in the night visions
“Then I wanted to know the meaning
Shortly after his rise to power,
“Then the king
For the commandments,
So then, do not judge anything before the time. Wait until the Lord comes. He will
For if someone comes and proclaims
So then, my dear friends, just as you have always obeyed, not only in my presence but even more in my absence, continue working out your salvation with awe and reverence,
keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith. For the joy set out for him he endured the cross, disregarding its shame, and has taken his seat at the right hand of the throne of God.
equip you with every good thing to do his will, working in us
Here I am. Bring a charge against me before the Lord and before his chosen king.