When he is seated on his royal throne, he is to write a copy of this instruction for himself on a scroll in the presence of the Levitical priests.
There on the stones, Joshua copied the law of Moses, which he had written in the presence of the Israelites.
These too are proverbs of Solomon,
which the men of Hezekiah, king of Judah, copied.
This is the text of the letter they sent to him:To King Artaxerxes from your servants, the men from the region west of the Euphrates River:
This is the text of the letter that Tattenai the governor of the region west of the Euphrates River, Shethar-bozenai, and their colleagues, the officials in the region, sent to King Darius.
This is the text of the letter King Artaxerxes gave to Ezra the priest and scribe, an expert in matters of the Lord’s commands and statutes for Israel:
Mordecai also gave him a copy of the written decree issued in Susa ordering their destruction, so that Hathach might show it to Esther, explain it to her, and command her to approach the king, implore his favor, and plead with him personally for her people.
A copy of the text, issued as law throughout every province, was distributed to all the peoples so that they might get ready for that day.
A copy of the text, issued as law throughout every province, was distributed to all the peoples so the Jews could be ready to avenge themselves against their enemies on that day.