Verse 31. Cry - For those great calamities which were decreed to all the Jews, and for the removing of which, not only Esther, and the Jews in Shushan, but all other Jews in all places, did doubtless fly to God by fasting, and strong cries.
Verse 32. Either - Who had received authority from the king. The book - In the records which the Jews kept of their most memorable passages.