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Yet again, spake Esther before the king, and fell down at his feet, - and wept and made supplication unto him, to cause the mischief of Haman the Agagite to pass away, even the plot which he had plotted against the Jews.
Wherefore have nations assembled in tumult? Or should, peoples, mutter an empty thing?
Iniquity, deviseth he upon his bed, - he taketh his stand in a way, not good, Wrong, doth he not abhor!
Engulfing ruin, doth thy tongue devise, Like a whetted razor, working deceit;
Alas! for sons who are rebellious, Declareth Yahweh. Executing a purpose, but not from me, And pouring out a libation but not from my spirit, - That they may add sin to sin:
None, sueth in righteousness, and None, pleadeth in faithfulness, - Men are trusting in confusion, And speaking vanity, Conceiving wickedness And bringing forth iniquity:
I will betake me unto the great men, and will speak, with them! For, they, know the way of Yahweh, the justice of their God! Yea but, they, with one accord have broken the yoke, torn off the bands.
Then said they, - Come ye and let us devise against Jeremiah devices, For the law shall not perish from the priest, Nor, counsel, from the wise, Nor, the word from the prophet: Come and let as smite him with the tongue, And let us not give ear to any of his words!
Alas for them who devise iniquity and work wickedness upon their beds, - in the light of the morning, they will execute it, for it is in the power of their hand.