“The Holy Bible in Blank Verse” by Day Williams

                              

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Book of Genesis in Blank Verse

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Book of Exodus in Blank Verse

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Book of Numbers in Blank Verse

Book of Deuteronomy in Blank Verse

Book of Joshua in Blank Verse

Book of Judges in Blank Verse

Book of Ruth in Blank Verse

Book of First Samuel in Blank Verse

Book of Second Samuel in Blank Verse

Kings in Blank Verse: First and Second Kings
(Bible in Blank Verse Book 11) Kindle Edition

Chronicles in Blank Verse: First and Second Chronicles (Bible in Blank Verse Book 12) Kindle Edition

Book of Ezra in Blank Verse (Bible in Blank Verse 13) Kindle Edition

Book of Nehemiah in Blank Verse (Bible in Blank Verse 14) Kindle Edition

Book of Esther in Blank Verse (Bible in Blank Verse 15) Kindle Edition

Book of Job in Blank Verse (Bible in Blank Verse 16)

Book of Psalms: In Iambic Tetrameter (Bible in Blank Verse) (Volume 17)

Book of Proverbs in Blank Verse

Ecclesiastes in Blank Verse (Bible in Blank Verse Book 19) Kindle Edition

Song of Songs in Blank Verse (Bible in Blank Verse Book 20) Kindle Edition

Book of Isaiah in Blank Verse (Bible in Blank Verse 21) Kindle Edition

Book of Jeremiah in Blank Verse

Book of Lamentations in Blank Verse (Bible in Blank Verse 23) Kindle Edition

Book of Ezekiel in Blank Verse (Bible in Blank Verse 24) Kindle Edition

Book of Daniel in Blank Verse (Bible in Blank Verse 25) Kindle Edition

The Minor Prophets: in Blank Verse (Bible in Blank Verse Book 26) Kindle Edition

New Testament in Blank Verse: Part I Gospels (Bible in Blank Verse Book 27) Kindle Edition

New Testament in Blank Verse: Part 2: The Letters Paperback

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March 24: Lawyers and the Law

Day Williams created this graphic depiction of this date.

 

March 24
Lawyers and the Law

227.
Lorenzo Dow, an evangelist of the last century, was on a preaching tour when he came to a small town one cold winter’s night. He entered the local general store to get some warmth, and saw the town’s lawyers gathered around the pot-bellied stove discussing the town’s business. Not one offered to allow Dow into the circle.
Dow told the men who he was, and that he had recently had a vision where he had been given a tour of Hell, much like the traveler in Dante‘s Inferno. When one of the lawyers asked him what he had seen, he replied, “Very much what I see here: all of the lawyers, gathered in the hottest place.”

228.
If lawyers were to undertake no causes till they were sure they were just, a man might be precluded altogether from a trial of his claim, though, were it judicially examined, it might be found a very just claim.
~Samuel Johnson, Journal of a Tour of the Hebrides, August 15, 1773

229.
There is a vague popular belief that lawyers are necessarily dishonest. I say vague, because when we consider to what extent confidence and honors are reposed in and conferred upon lawyers by the people, it appears improbable that their impression of dishonesty is very distinct and vivid. Yet the impression is common, almost universal. Let no young man choosing the law for a calling for a moment yield to the popular belief. Resolve to be honest at all events; and if in your own judgment you cannot be an honest lawyer, resolve to be honest without being a lawyer. Choose some other occupation, rather than one in the choosing of which you do, in advance, consent to be a knave.
~Abraham Lincoln, memorandum for law lecture, 1850

ESTHER CHAPTER TWO

ESTHER CHAPTER TWO

1 Later on, when King Xerxes’ fury had

Subsided, he remembered Vashti and

What she had done and what he had decreed

About her, 2 and his personal attendants

Proposed this: “Let a search be made for lovely

Young virgins for the king, and let the king

Appoint commissioners in every province 

Throughout his realm to bring these sweet young women

Into the harem at the citadel

Of Susa. 3 Let them be placed under care

Of the king’s eunuch, Hegai, who is

To oversee the women; and let them

Be given beauty treatments, 4 then allow

The sweet young woman who enchants the king

Be queen in Vashti’s place.” This idea

Intrigued the king, and he did follow it.

               5 Now in the citadel of Susa lived

A Jew out of the tribe of Benjamin

Named Mordecai, the son of Jair, son

Of Shimei, the son of Kish, 6 who’d been

Carried to exile from Jerusalem

By Babylon’s King Nebuchadnezzar,

Among those captured with the king of Judah,

Jehoiachin. 7 Now Mordecai did have

A cousin named Hadassah, whom he had

Brought up because she had no parents. This

Young woman, who was also known as Esther,

Was beautiful and had a lovely figure.

Mordecai had adopted her as his

Own daughter when her parents died, 8 and when

The edict of the king had been proclaimed,

Young women by the score were brought into

The Susa citadel and put beneath

The care of Hegai. Esther also was

 Taken to the king’s palace and entrusted

To Hegai, who oversaw the harem.

9 She pleased him and she won his favor, and 

Immediately he provided her

With beauty treatments and some special food.

To her he granted seven female aides

Chosen from the king’s palace and moved her

And her attendants to the best place in

The harem. 10 Esther had not told her aides

Her nationality and family background,

For Mordecai had told her not to. 11 Each

Day he walked back and forth beside the courtyard

The harem had to learn how Esther was

And what was happening to her. 12 Before

A virgin’s turn arrived to see King Xerxes,

She had to finish beauty treatments for

A year as were prescribed for women, six

Months with myrrh oil and six with perfumes and  

Cosmetics, 13 and she’d go to see the king

Like this: She could take anything she wanted

Out of the harem to the palace of

The king. 14 When evening came, she would go there

And in the morning would return to care

Of Shaashgaz, king’s eunuch overseeing

Concubines elsewhere in the harem. She

Would not return to see the king unless

He found her pleasing and he summoned her

By name. 15 When it became the turn for Esther

(The same young woman Mordecai adopted,

The daughter of his uncle Abihail)

To go and see the king, she asked for nothing

Besides what Hegai, the king’s eunuch who

Did oversee the harem, did suggest,

               16 And Esther won the favor of each one

Who saw her. In the tenth month she was taken

Into King Xerxes in the royal palace.

This was the month of Tebeth, seventh year

Of Xerxes’ reign. 17 The king was captivated

By Esther more than any other women. 

She won his favor and approval more

Than any other virgins, so he set

A royal crown upon her head and made

Her queen in Vashti’s place, 18 and he did hold

A party, Esther’s party, for his nobles

And ministers. He set a holiday

Throughout the provinces and sent out gifts

With royal liberality. 19 When virgins

Gathered one more time, Mordecai was sitting  

At the king’s gate, 20 but Esther had concealed

Her family nationality and background

As Mordecai had told her, for she kept

Following Mordecai’s instructions as

She’d done when he was raising her, 21 and while

Mordecai sat at the king’s gate, Bigthana  

And Teresh, two of the king’s officers

Who oversaw the doorway, got enraged

And they conspired to kill King Xerxes, 22 but

Mordecai discovered the men’s plot

And told Queen Esther, who in turn told

The king, while giving Mordecai the credit;

23 And when the story was investigated

And found to be correct, the two officials

Were hanged on gallows, which was written in   

The annals book the clerks kept for the king.

Esther and Mordecai
by Aert de Gelder