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Esther chapter 1

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Now it came to pass in the days of Ahasuerus, (this is Ahasuerus which reigned, from India even unto Ethiopia, over an hundred and seven and twenty provinces:)
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That in those days, when the king Ahasuerus sat on the throne of his kingdom, which was in Shushan the palace,
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In the third year of his reign, he made a feast unto all his princes and his servants; the power of Persia and Media, the nobles and princes of the provinces, being before him:
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When he shewed the riches of his glorious kingdom and the honour of his excellent majesty many days, even an hundred and fourscore days.
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And when these days were expired, the king made a feast unto all the people that were present in Shushan the palace, both unto great and small, seven days, in the court of the garden of the king's palace;
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Where were white, green, and blue, hangings, fastened with cords of fine linen and purple to silver rings and pillars of marble: the beds were of gold and silver, upon a pavement of red, and blue, and white, and black, marble.
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And they gave them drink in vessels of gold, (the vessels being diverse one from another,) and royal wine in abundance, according to the state of the king.
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And the drinking was according to the law; none did compel: for so the king had appointed to all the officers of his house, that they should do according to every man's pleasure.
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Also Vashti the queen made a feast for the women in the royal house which belonged to king Ahasuerus.
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On the seventh day, when the heart of the king was merry with wine, he commanded Mehuman, Biztha, Harbona, Bigtha, and Abagtha, Zethar, and Carcas, the seven chamberlains that served in the presence of Ahasuerus the king,
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To bring Vashti the queen before the king with the crown royal, to shew the people and the princes her beauty: for she was fair to look on.
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But the queen Vashti refused to come at the king's commandment by his chamberlains: therefore was the king very wroth, and his anger burned in him.
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Then the king said to the wise men, which knew the times, (for so was the king's manner toward all that knew law and judgment:
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And the next unto him was Carshena, Shethar, Admatha, Tarshish, Meres, Marsena, and Memucan, the seven princes of Persia and Media, which saw the king's face, and which sat the first in the kingdom;)
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What shall we do unto the queen Vashti according to law, because she hath not performed the commandment of the king Ahasuerus by the chamberlains?
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And Memucan answered before the king and the princes, Vashti the queen hath not done wrong to the king only, but also to all the princes, and to all the people that are in all the provinces of the king Ahasuerus.
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For this deed of the queen shall come abroad unto all women, so that they shall despise their husbands in their eyes, when it shall be reported, The king Ahasuerus commanded Vashti the queen to be brought in before him, but she came not.
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Likewise shall the ladies of Persia and Media say this day unto all the king's princes, which have heard of the deed of the queen. Thus shall there arise too much contempt and wrath.
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If it please the king, let there go a royal commandment from him, and let it be written among the laws of the Persians and the Medes, that it be not altered, That Vashti come no more before king Ahasuerus; and let the king give her royal estate unto another that is better than she.
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And when the king's decree which he shall make shall be published throughout all his empire, (for it is great,) all the wives shall give to their husbands honour, both to great and small.
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And the saying pleased the king and the princes; and the king did according to the word of Memucan:
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For he sent letters into all the king's provinces, into every province according to the writing thereof, and to every people after their language, that every man should bear rule in his own house, and that it should be published according to the language of every people.

Esther chapter 2

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After these things, when the wrath of king Ahasuerus was appeased, he remembered Vashti, and what she had done, and what was decreed against her.
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Then said the king's servants that ministered unto him, Let there be fair young virgins sought for the king:
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And let the king appoint officers in all the provinces of his kingdom, that they may gather together all the fair young virgins unto Shushan the palace, to the house of the women, unto the custody of Hege the king's chamberlain, keeper of the women; and let their things for purification be given them:
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And let the maiden which pleaseth the king be queen instead of Vashti. And the thing pleased the king; and he did so.
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Now in Shushan the palace there was a certain Jew, whose name was Mordecai, the son of Jair, the son of Shimei, the son of Kish, a Benjamite;
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Who had been carried away from Jerusalem with the captivity which had been carried away with Jeconiah king of Judah, whom Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon had carried away.
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And he brought up Hadassah, that is, Esther, his uncle's daughter: for she had neither father nor mother, and the maid was fair and beautiful; whom Mordecai, when her father and mother were dead, took for his own daughter.
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So it came to pass, when the king's commandment and his decree was heard, and when many maidens were gathered together unto Shushan the palace, to the custody of Hegai, that Esther was brought also unto the king's house, to the custody of Hegai, keeper of the women.
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And the maiden pleased him, and she obtained kindness of him; and he speedily gave her her things for purification, with such things as belonged to her, and seven maidens, which were meet to be given her, out of the king's house: and he preferred her and her maids unto the best place of the house of the women.
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Esther had not shewed her people nor her kindred: for Mordecai had charged her that she should not shew it.
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And Mordecai walked every day before the court of the women's house, to know how Esther did, and what should become of her.
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Now when every maid's turn was come to go in to king Ahasuerus, after that she had been twelve months, according to the manner of the women, (for so were the days of their purifications accomplished, to wit, six months with oil of myrrh, and six months with sweet odours, and with other things for the purifying of the women;)
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Then thus came every maiden unto the king; whatsoever she desired was given her to go with her out of the house of the women unto the king's house.
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In the evening she went, and on the morrow she returned into the second house of the women, to the custody of Shaashgaz, the king's chamberlain, which kept the concubines: she came in unto the king no more, except the king delighted in her, and that she were called by name.
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Now when the turn of Esther, the daughter of Abihail the uncle of Mordecai, who had taken her for his daughter, was come to go in unto the king, she required nothing but what Hegai the king's chamberlain, the keeper of the women, appointed. And Esther obtained favour in the sight of all them that looked upon her.
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So Esther was taken unto king Ahasuerus into his house royal in the tenth month, which is the month Tebeth, in the seventh year of his reign.
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And the king loved Esther above all the women, and she obtained grace and favour in his sight more than all the virgins; so that he set the royal crown upon her head, and made her queen instead of Vashti.
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Then the king made a great feast unto all his princes and his servants, even Esther's feast; and he made a release to the provinces, and gave gifts, according to the state of the king.
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And when the virgins were gathered together the second time, then Mordecai sat in the king's gate.
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Esther had not yet shewed her kindred nor her people; as Mordecai had charged her: for Esther did the commandment of Mordecai, like as when she was brought up with him.
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In those days, while Mordecai sat in the king's gate, two of the king's chamberlains, Bigthan and Teresh, of those which kept the door, were wroth, and sought to lay hand on the king Ahasuerus.
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And the thing was known to Mordecai, who told it unto Esther the queen; and Esther certified the king thereof in Mordecai's name.
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And when inquisition was made of the matter, it was found out; therefore they were both hanged on a tree: and it was written in the book of the chronicles before the king.

Matthew chapter 24

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And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple.
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And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.
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And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?
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And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
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For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
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And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
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For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
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All these are the beginning of sorrows.
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Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.
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And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.
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And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
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And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
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But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
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And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.
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When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)
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Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:
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Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house:
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Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.
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And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!
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But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:
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For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
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And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.
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Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.
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For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
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Behold, I have told you before.
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Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.
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For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
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For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.
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Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
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And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
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And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
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Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:
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So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.
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Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.
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Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
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But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
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But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
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For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
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And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
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Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
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Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
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Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.
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But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.
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Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.
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Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?
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Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.
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Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods.
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But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming;
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And shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken;
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The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of,
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And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.