The Jews gathered themselves together in their cities,
throughout all the provinces of King Ahasuerus
Wherever they lived:
to lay hand on such as sought their hurt;
who not only threatened them what they would do on this day, but were risen up in arms in quest of them:
and no man could withstand them, for the fear of them fell upon all
when they understood that Haman was hanged, and Mordecai the Jew advanced, and that the queen herself was a Jew, and that the Jews had the royal grant to act both defensively and offensively; and no doubt but the panic was of God.