Esther 4:3

3 In every province to which the edict and order of the king came, there was great mourning among the Jews, with fasting, weeping and wailing. Many lay in sackcloth and ashes.

Read Esther 4:3 Using Other Translations

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 in every province, wherever the king's command and his decree reached, there was great mourning among the Jews, with fasting and weeping and lamenting, and many of them lay in sackcloth and ashes.
And as news of the king’s decree reached all the provinces, there was great mourning among the Jews. They fasted, wept, and wailed, and many people lay in burlap and ashes.

What does Esther 4:3 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Esther 4:3

And in every province whithersoever the king's commandment and
his decree came
For destroying the Jews on such a day, in every place where they were to be found:

there was great mourning among the Jews, and weeping, and wailing;
which continued all day:

and many lay in sackcloth and ashes:
all night; made use of no other bed to lie on, nor clothes to cover them with.

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