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In the first month, that is, the month Nisan, in the twelfth year of king Ahasuerus, they cast Pur, that is, the lot, before Haman from day to day, and from month to month, to the twelfth month, that is, the month Adar.

The first month

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Bible References

The first month

Nehemiah 2:1
And it will be in the month Nisan, in the twentieth year to Arthasatha the king, wine before him: and I shall lift up the wine and give to the king. And I was not sad before him.

They cast pur

Esther 9:24
For Haman son of Hammedatha the Amite, oppressing all the Jews, purposed against the Jews to destroy them, and he cast Pur (this the lot) to discomfit them and to destroy them;
Proverbs 16:33
In the bosom he shall, cast the lot; and from Jehovah all his judgment
Ezekiel 21:21
For the king of Babel stood at the mother of the way in the head of the two ways, to divine a divination; he shook with the arrows, he asked in the family gods, he looked in the liver.
Matthew 27:35
And having crucified him, they divided his garments among them, casting lot: that that spoken by the prophet might be filled up: They divided among them my garments, and upon my clothing they cast lot.


Esther 9:1
And in the twelfth month (this the month Adar) in the thirteenth day in it, when the word of the king drew near, and his edict to do in the day that the enemies of the Jews expected to have power over them, (and it was turned that these Jews will have power over those hating them:)
Ezra 6:15
And this house was finished even to the third day to the month Adar, which was the sixth year to the kingdom of Darius the king.

General references

Psalm 83:4
They said, Come, and we will cut them off from a nation; and the name of Israel shall no more be remembered.
Proverbs 24:2
For their heart will meditate destruction, and their lips will speak labor.