All of them conspired together to move with armed forces 1 against Jerusalem and to create a disturbance in it.
Be very strong! Carefully obey 1 all that is written in the law scroll of Moses so you won’t swerve from it to the right or the left,
He will appoint for himself leaders of thousands and leaders of fifties, 1 as well as those who plow his ground, reap his harvest, and make his weapons of war and his chariot equipment.
Make my son Solomon willing to obey your commands, rules, and regulations, and to complete building the palace for which I have made preparations.” 1
You must serve me as your father David did. Do everything I commanded and obey my rules and regulations. 1
Who is like your people, Israel, a unique nation 1 on the earth? Their God 2 went 3 to claim 4 a nation for himself and to make a name for himself! You did great and awesome acts for your land, 5 before your people whom you delivered for yourself from the Egyptian empire and its gods. 6
They crossed at the ford in order to help the king’s household cross and to do whatever he thought appropriate. Now after he had crossed the Jordan, Shimei son of Gera threw himself down before the king.
hereby participate with their colleagues the town leaders 1 and enter into a curse and an oath 2 to adhere to 3 the law of God which was given through Moses the servant of God, and to obey 4 carefully all the commandments of the LORD our Lord, 5 along with his ordinances and his statutes.
If I have found favor in the king’s sight and if the king is inclined 1 to grant my request and perform my petition, let the king and Haman come tomorrow to the banquet that I will prepare for them. At that time 2 I will do as the king wishes. 3