Bible: Esther 1:18-20

1:18 And this very day the noble ladies of Persia and Media who have heard the matter concerning the queen will respond in the same way to all the royal officials, and there will be more than enough contempt and anger! 1:19 If the king is so inclined, 1  let a royal edict go forth from him, and let it be written in the laws of Persia and Media that cannot be repealed, 2  that Vashti 3  may not come into the presence of King Ahasuerus, and let the king convey her royalty to another 4  who is more deserving than she. 5  1:20 And let the king’s decision which he will enact be disseminated 6  throughout all his kingdom, vast though it is. 7  Then all the women will give honor to their husbands, from the most prominent to the lowly.”

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