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1 Esdras 3:5

“Let euery one of vs speake a sentence: hee that shall ouercome, & whose sentence shall seeme wiser then the others, vnto him shall the king Darius giue great gifts, and great things in token of victory:”

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1 Esdras 3:5

2. And to all the gouernours and captaines, and lieutenants that were vnder him, from Iudia vnto Ethiopia, of an hundreth twenty and seuen prouinces. 3. And when they had eaten and drunken, and being satisfied were gone home, then Darius the king went into his bed chamber, and slept, and soone after awaked. 4. Then three yong men that were of the guard, that kept the kings body, spake one to another: 5. Let euery one of vs speake a sentence: hee that shall ouercome, & whose sentence shall seeme wiser then the others, vnto him shall the king Darius giue great gifts, and great things in token of victory: 6. As to be clothed in purple, to drink in golde, and to sleepe vpon golde, and a chariot with bridles of golde, and an head-tyre of fine linen, and a chaine about his necke: 7. And hee shall sit next to Darius, because of his wisedome, and shalbe called, Darius his cousin. 8. And then euery one wrote his sentence, sealed it, and laide it vnder king Darius his pillow,

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