1 H8147 Now in the twelfth H6240 H2320 month, H2320 that is, the month H143 Adar, H7969 on the thirteenth H6240 H3117 day H834 of the same, when H4428 the king’s H1697 commandment H1881 and his decree H5060 drew near H6213 to be put in execution, H3117 in the day H341 that the enemies H3064 of the Jews H7663 hoped H7980 to have power H2015 over them, (though it was turned H3064 to the contrary, that the Jews H7980 had rule H8130 over them that hated them;)
2 H3064 The Jews H6950 gathered H5892 themselves together in their cities H3605 throughout all H4082 the provinces H4428 of the king H325 Ahasuerus, H7971 to lay H3027 hand H1245 on such as sought H7451 their hurt: H3808 and no H376 man H5975 could withstand H6343 them; for the fear H5307 of them fell H3605 on all H5971 people.
3 H3605 And all H8269 the rulers H4082 of the provinces, H323 and the lieutenants, H6346 and the deputies, H6213 and officers H4428 of the king, H5375 helped H3064 the Jews; H3588 because H6343 the fear H4782 of Mordecai H5307 fell on them.
4 H4782 For Mordecai H1419 was great H4428 in the king’s H1004 house, H8089 and his fame H1980 went H3605 out throughout all H4082 the provinces: H376 for this man H4782 Mordecai H1980 waxed H1419 greater and greater.
5 H3064 Thus the Jews H5221 smote H3605 all H341 their enemies H4347 with the stroke H2719 of the sword, H2027 and slaughter, H12 and destruction, H6213 and did H4100 what H8130 they would to those that hated them.
6 H7800 And in Shushan H1002 the palace H3064 the Jews H2026 slew H6 and destroyed H2568 five H3967 hundred H376 men.
10 H6235 The ten H1121 sons H2001 of Haman H1121 the son H4099 of Hammedatha, H6887 the enemy H3064 of the Jews, H2026 slew H961 they; but on the spoil H7971 laid H3027 they not their hand.
11 H3117 On that day H4557 the number H2026 of those that were slain H7800 in Shushan H1002 the palace H935 was brought H6440 before H4428 the king.
12 H4428 And the king H559 said H635 to Esther H4436 the queen, H3064 The Jews H2026 have slain H6 and destroyed H2568 five H3967 hundred H376 men H7800 in Shushan H1002 the palace, H6235 and the ten H1121 sons H2001 of Haman; H4100 what H6213 have they done H7605 in the rest H4428 of the king’s H4082 provinces? H4100 now what H7596 is your petition? H5414 and it shall be granted H4100 you: or what H1246 is your request H5750 further? H6213 and it shall be done.
13 H559 Then said H635 Esther, H518 If H2896 it please H4428 the king, H5414 let it be granted H3064 to the Jews H834 which H7800 are in Shushan H6213 to do H4279 to morrow H1571 also H3117 according to this day’s H1881 decree, H2001 and let Haman’s H6235 ten H1121 sons H8518 be hanged H6086 on the gallows.
14 H4428 And the king H559 commanded H3651 it so H6213 to be done: H1881 and the decree H5414 was given H7800 at Shushan; H8518 and they hanged H2001 Haman’s H6235 ten H1121 sons.
15 H3064 For the Jews H7800 that were in Shushan H6950 gathered H702 themselves together on the fourteenth H6240 H3117 day H1571 also H2320 of the month H143 Adar, H2026 and slew H7969 three H3967 hundred H376 men H7800 at Shushan; H961 but on the prey H7971 they laid H3027 not their hand.
16 H7605 But the other H3064 Jews H4428 that were in the king’s H4082 provinces H6950 gathered H5975 themselves together, and stood H5315 for their lives, H5118 and had rest H341 from their enemies, H2026 and slew H8130 of their foes H7657 seventy H2568 and five H505 thousand, H7971 but they laid H3027 not their hands H961 on the prey,
17 H7969 On the thirteenth H6240 H3117 day H2320 of the month H143 Adar; H702 and on the fourteenth H6240 H5118 day of the same rested H6213 they, and made H3117 it a day H4960 of feasting H8057 and gladness.
18 H3064 But the Jews H7800 that were at Shushan H6950 assembled H7969 together on the thirteenth H6240 H702 day thereof, and on the fourteenth H6240 H2568 thereof; and on the fifteenth H6240 H5118 day of the same they rested, H6213 and made H3117 it a day H4960 of feasting H8057 and gladness.
19 H5921 Therefore H3651 H3064 the Jews H6521 of the villages, H3427 that dwelled H6519 in the unwalled H5892 towns, H6213 made H702 the fourteenth H6240 H3117 day H2320 of the month H8057 Adar a day of gladness H4960 and feasting, H2896 and a good H3117 day, H4916 and of sending H4490 portions H376 one H7453 to another.
20 H4782 And Mordecai H3789 wrote H428 these H1697 things, H7971 and sent H5612 letters H3605 to all H3064 the Jews H3605 that were in all H4082 the provinces H4428 of the king H325 Ahasuerus, H7126 both near H7350 and far,
21 H6965 To establish H5921 this among H6213 them, that they should keep H702 the fourteenth H6240 H3117 day H2320 of the month H143 Adar, H2568 and the fifteenth H6240 H3117 day H8141 of the same, yearly,
22 H3117 As the days H834 wherein H3064 the Jews H5117 rested H341 from their enemies, H2320 and the month H834 which H2015 was turned H3015 to them from sorrow H8057 to joy, H60 and from mourning H2896 into a good H3117 day: H6213 that they should make H3117 them days H4960 of feasting H8057 and joy, H4916 and of sending H4490 portions H376 one H7453 to another, H4979 and gifts H34 to the poor.
23 H3064 And the Jews H6901 undertook H6213 to do H2490 as they had begun, H4782 and as Mordecai H3789 had written to them;
24 H3588 Because H2001 Haman H1121 the son H4099 of Hammedatha, H91 the Agagite, H6887 the enemy H3605 of all H3064 the Jews, H2803 had devised H5921 against H3064 the Jews H6 to destroy H5307 them, and had cast H6332 Pur, H1486 that is, the lot, H2000 to consume H6 them, and to destroy them;
25 H935 But when Esther came H6440 before H4428 the king, H559 he commanded H5612 by letters H7451 that his wicked H4284 device, H834 which H2803 he devised H5921 against H3064 the Jews, H7725 should return H7218 on his own head, H1121 and that he and his sons H8518 should be hanged H5921 on H6086 the gallows.
26 H5921 Why H3651 H7121 they called H428 these H3117 days H6332 Purim H5921 after H8034 the name H6332 of Pur. H5921 Therefore H3651 H3605 for all H1697 the words H3602 of this H107 letter, H4100 and of that which H7200 they had seen H5921 concerning H3602 this matter, H4100 and which H5060 had come to them,
27 H3064 The Jews H6965 ordained, H6901 and took H2233 on them, and on their seed, H3605 and on all H3867 such as joined H5674 themselves to them, so as it should not fail, H6213 that they would keep H428 these H8147 two H3117 days H3791 according to their writing, H2165 and according to their appointed time H3605 every H8141 year;
28 H428 And that these H3117 days H2142 should be remembered H6213 and kept H1755 throughout every generation, H4940 every family, H4082 every province, H5892 and every city; H428 and that these H3117 days H6332 of Purim H5674 should not fail H8432 from among H3064 the Jews, H3808 nor H2143 the memorial H5486 of them perish H2233 from their seed.
29 H635 Then Esther H4436 the queen, H1323 the daughter H32 of Abihail, H4782 and Mordecai H3064 the Jew, H3789 wrote H3605 with all H8633 authority, H6965 to confirm H2063 this H8145 second H107 letter H6332 of Purim.
30 H7971 And he sent H5612 the letters H3605 to all H3064 the Jews, H3967 to the hundred H6242 twenty H7651 and seven H4082 provinces H4438 of the kingdom H325 of Ahasuerus, H1697 with words H7965 of peace H571 and truth,
31 H6965 To confirm H428 these H3117 days H6332 of Purim H2165 in their times H4782 appointed, according as Mordecai H3064 the Jew H635 and Esther H4436 the queen H6965 had enjoined H6965 them, and as they had decreed H5315 for themselves H2233 and for their seed, H1697 the matters H6685 of the fastings H2201 and their cry.