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 shall run to evil and make haste to shed blood.
For they do not sleep, unless they have done evil; and their sleep is taken away, unless they cause someone to fall.
In the day of our king the princes have made him sick with a wineskin; he stretched out his hand with the scorners.
that drink wine in bowls, and anoint themselves with the chief ointments, but they are not grieved for the affliction of Joseph.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, That ye shall weep and lament, and the world shall rejoice; but even though ye shall be sorrowful, your sorrow shall be turned into joy.
And those that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them and make merry and shall send gifts one to another because these two prophets tormented those that dwelt on the earth.
Go, gather together all the Jews that are present in Shushan and fast for me, and neither eat nor drink for three days, night or day; I also and my maidens will fast likewise; and so I will go in unto the king, even though this 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 mantel of fine linen and purple; and the city of Shushan rejoiced and was glad.
When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice, but when the wicked bear rule, the people mourn.
It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; nor is beer for princes