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Esther 8:14

14 The couriers, riding the royal horses, went out, spurred on by the king’s command, and the edict was issued in the citadel of Susa.

Read Esther 8:14 Using Other Translations

So the posts that rode upon mules and camels went out, being hastened and pressed on by the king's commandment. And the decree was given at Shushan the palace.
So the couriers, mounted on their swift horses that were used in the king's service, rode out hurriedly, urged by the king's command. And the decree was issued in Susa the citadel.
So urged on by the king’s command, the messengers rode out swiftly on fast horses bred for the king’s service. The same decree was also proclaimed in the fortress of Susa.

What does Esther 8:14 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Esther 8:14

So the posts that rode upon mules and camels went out
Or on the mules, which in the Persian language were called "ahashteranim"; (See Gill on Esther 8:10),

being hastened and pressed on by the king's commandment;
who gave them a special order to make what haste they could, that the Jews might have time to prepare for their defence, and their enemies be the more intimidated:

and the decree was given at Shushan the palace;
the king's counsellors agreeing to it, and perhaps signing it, as they did the former; see ( Esther 3:15 ) .

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