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Esther 1:3 CPDV

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Esther 1:3 CPDV

1  In the days of Artaxerxes, who reigned from India to Ethiopia over one hundred twenty-seven provinces,

2  when he sat on the throne of his kingdom, the city of Susa was the root of his kingdom.

3  And so, in the third year of his reign, he made a great feast for all the leaders and his servants, for the most powerful among the Persians and the distinguished among the Medes, and for the rulers of the provinces before him,

4  so that he might show the glorious riches of his kingdom, as well as its greatness, and so boast of his power, for a long time, namely, one hundred and eighty days.

5  And when the days of the feast were nearly completed, he invited all the people, who had been found in Susa, from the greatest even to the least, and he commanded a feast to be prepared, for seven days, in the court of the garden and the arboretum, which had been planted by the care and by the hand of the king.

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