The king’s servants replied to the king, “We will do whatever our lord the king decides.” 1
So the king died and was taken to Samaria, where they buried him. 1
Then the servants of the king who were at the king’s gate asked Mordecai, “Why are you violating the king’s commandment?”
So the king assigned them a daily ration 1 from his royal delicacies 2 and from the wine he himself drank. They were to be trained 3 for the next three years. At the end of that time they were to enter the king’s service. 4
Now at your own discretion, 1 O king, come down. Delivering him into the king’s hand will be our responsibility.”
Jonadab said to the king, “Look! The king’s sons have come! It’s just as I said!”
The king said to Shimei, “You won’t die.” The king vowed an oath 1 concerning this.
I, the servant of my lord 1 the king, give it all to the king!” Araunah also told the king, “May the Lord your God show you favor!”
The king ordered, “Get me a sword!” So they placed a sword before the king.
The king responded to the people harshly. He 1 rejected the advice of the older men
These were the ones who served the king, besides those whom the king placed in the fortified cities throughout Judah.
The matter seemed appropriate to the king and the officials. So the king acted on the advice of Memucan.
The king’s attendants said to him, “It is Haman who is standing in the courtyard.” The king said, “Let him enter.”
So Haman said to the king, “For the man whom the king wishes to honor,
When the king extended to Esther the gold scepter, she 1 arose and stood before the king.
Ebed Melech departed the palace and went to speak to the king. He said to him,