1 a This was by Gods great prouidence, who turneth the joye of the wicked into sorow, & the teares of the godlie into gladnes.
1 ! At the commandement of the King the Jewes put their aduersaries to death.
10 e Whereby they declared, that this was Gods just judgement vpon the enemies of his Church, forasmuche as they soght not their owne gaine, but to execute his vengeance.
13 f This she requireth not for desire of vengeance, but with zeale to se Gods judgements executed against his enemies.
16 h Meaning, that they laide handes on none, that were not the enemies of God.
17 ! The Jewes kepe a feast in remembrance of their deliuerance.
19 k As the Jewes do, euen to this day, calling it in the Persians language Purim, that is the day of lots.
20 l The Jewes gather hereof that Mordecai wrote this storie, but it semeth that he wrote but onely these letters, and decrees that followe.
22 m He setteth before our ieis the vse of this feast, which was for the remembrance of Gods deliuerance, the maintenance of mutual friendship, and relief of the poore.
25 p These are the wordes of the Kings commandement to disanull Hamans wicked enterprise.
27 / Or, transgresse.
30 r Which were letters declaring vnto them quietnes, and assurance, and putting them out of doute, and feare.
31 s That they wolde obserue this feast with fasting, & earnes prayer, which is Ebrewe is signified by this worde (their crye.)