Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
The posts went out, being hastened by the king's commandment, and the decree was given in Shushan the palace. And the king and Haman sat down to drink; but the city Shushan was perplexed.
for their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed blood.
For they sleep not except they have done mischief, and their sleep is taken away unless they have caused some to fall.
In the day of our king, the princes made themselves sick with the heat of wine: he stretched out his hand to scorners.
that drink wine in bowls, and anoint themselves with the chief ointments; but are not grieved for the breach of Joseph.
Verily, verily, I say to you, that ye shall weep and lament, ye, but the world shall rejoice; and ye will be grieved, but your grief shall be turned to joy.
And they that dwell upon the earth rejoice over them, and are full of delight, and shall send gifts one to another, because these, the two prophets, tormented them that dwell upon the earth.
Go, gather together all the Jews that are found in Shushan, and fast for me, and neither eat nor drink three days, night or day: I also and my maidens will fast likewise, and so will I go in unto the king, which is not according to the law; and if I perish, I perish.
And Mordecai went out from the presence of the king in royal apparel of blue and white, and with a great crown of gold, and with a mantle of byssus and purple; and the city of Shushan shouted and was glad.
When the righteous increase, the people rejoice; but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.
It is not for kings, Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine, nor for rulers to say, Where is the strong drink?