A king sitting on a throne to judge sifts out all evil with his eyes.
Their blood will come back on Joab's head and on the head of his descendants forever, but for David, his descendants, his dynasty, and his throne, there will be peace from the LORD forever."
Then the king commanded Benaiah son of Jehoiada, and he went out and struck Shimei down, and he died. So the kingdom was established in Solomon's hand.
They hanged Haman on the gallows he had prepared for Mordecai. Then the king's anger subsided.
The king's edict gave the Jews in each and every city the right to assemble and defend themselves, to destroy, kill, and annihilate every ethnic and provincial army hostile to them, including women and children, and to take their possessions as spoils of war.
[This would take place] on a single day throughout all the provinces of King Ahasuerus, on the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, the month Adar.
A copy of the document was to be issued as law in every province. It was to be published for every ethnic group so the Jews could be ready to avenge themselves against their enemies on that day.
On their royal horses, the couriers rode out in haste, at the king's urgent command. The law was also issued in the fortress of Susa.
Mordecai went out from the king's presence clothed in royal purple and white, with a great golden crown and a purple robe of fine linen. The city of Susa shouted and rejoiced,
and the Jews celebrated with gladness, joy and honor.
In every province and every city, wherever the king's command and his law reached, rejoicing and jubilation took place among the Jews. There was a celebration and a holiday.And, many of the ethnic groups of the land professed themselves to be Jews because fear of the Jews had overcome them.
No one who acts deceitfully will live in my palace; no one who tells lies will remain in my presence.
Every morning I will destroy all the wicked of the land, eliminating all evildoers from the LORD's city.
Wicked behavior is detestable to kings, since a throne is established through righteousness.
Loyalty and faithfulness deliver a king; through loyalty he maintains his throne.
A king who judges the poor with fairness-- his throne will be established forever.
The dominion will be vast, and its prosperity will never end. He will reign on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish and sustain it with justice and righteousness from now on and forever. The zeal of the LORD of Hosts will accomplish this.
Then in the tent of David a throne will be established by faithful love. A judge who seeks what is right and is quick to execute justice will sit on the throne forever.