Esther 4

Chapter 4

4:3  And in every province, whithersoever the king's commandment and his decree came, there was great mourning among the Jews, and fasting, and weeping, and wailing; and many lay in sackcloth and ashes.

and many lay

Heb. sackcloth and ashes were laid under many. Isaiah 58:5 ; Daniel 9:3 .