“So I sent messengers from the wilderness of Kedemoth to Sihon king of Heshbon with words of peace, saying,
and Jahaz and Kedemoth and Mephaath,
“When you approach a city to fight against it, you shall offer it terms of peace.
Kedemoth with its pasture lands and Mephaath with its pasture lands; four cities.
He sent letters to all the Jews, to the 127 provinces of the kingdom of Ahasuerus, namely, words of peace and truth,
As you enter the house, give it your greeting.
Whatever house you enter, first say, ‘Peace be to this house.’
But whatever city you enter and they do not receive you, go out into its streets and say,