1 H8147 Now in the twelfth H2320 month, H2320 which is the month H143 Adar, H7969 on the thirteenth H3117 day H4428 of the same, when the king's H1697 commandment H1881 and his decree H5060 drew near H6213 to be put in execution, H3117 on the day H341 that the enemies H3064 of the Jews H7663 hoped H7980 to have rule H2015 over them, (whereas 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 themselves together H5892 in their cities H4082 throughout all the provinces H4428 of the king H325 Ahasuerus, H7971 to lay H3027 hand H1245 on such as sought H7451 their hurt: H376 and no man H5975 could withstand H6440 them; H6343 for the fear H5307 of them was fallen H5971 upon all the peoples.
3 H8269 And all the princes H4082 of the provinces, H323 and the satraps, H6346 and the governors, H6213 and they H4428 that did the king's H5375 business, helped H3064 the Jews; H6343 because the fear H4782 of Mordecai H5307 was fallen upon them.
4 H4782 For Mordecai H1419 was great H4428 in the king's H1004 house, H8089 and his fame H1980 went forth H4082 throughout all the provinces; H376 for the man H4782 Mordecai H1980 waxed H1419 greater and greater.
5 H3064 And the Jews H5221 smote H341 all their enemies H4347 with the stroke H2719 of the sword, H2027 and with slaughter H12 and destruction, H6213 and did H7522 what they would H8130 unto them 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, H3064 the Jew's H6887 enemy, H2026 slew H961 they; but on the spoil H7971 they laid H3027 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 unto 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; H6213 what then have they done H7605 in the rest H4428 of the king's H4082 provinces! H7596 Now what is thy petition? H5414 and it shall be granted H1246 thee: or what is thy request H5750 further? H6213 and it shall be done.
13 H559 Then said H635 Esther, H2896 If it please H4428 the king, H5414 let it be granted H3064 to the Jews H7800 that are in Shushan H6213 to do H4279 to-morrow H3117 also according unto this day's H1881 decree, H2001 and let Haman's H6235 ten H1121 sons H8518 be hanged H6086 upon the gallows.
14 H4428 And the king H559 commanded H6213 it so to be done: H1881 and a decree H5414 was given H7800 out in Shushan; H8518 and they hanged H2001 Haman's H6235 ten H1121 sons.
15 H3064 And the Jews H7800 that were in Shushan H6950 gathered themselves together H702 on the fourteenth H3117 day H2320 also of the month H143 Adar, H2026 and slew H7969 three H3967 hundred H376 men H7800 in Shushan; H961 but on the spoil H7971 they laid H3027 not their hand.
16 H7605 And the other H3064 Jews H4428 that were in the king's H4082 provinces H6950 gathered themselves together, H5975 and stood H5315 for their lives, H5118 and had rest H341 from their enemies, H2026 and slew H8130 of them that hated H7657 them seventy H2568 and five H505 thousand; H961 but on the spoil H7971 they laid H3027 not their hand.
17 H7969 This was done on the thirteenth H3117 day H2320 of the month H143 Adar; H702 and on the fourteenth H5118 day of the same they rested, H6213 and made H3117 it a day H4960 of feasting H8057 and gladness.
18 H3064 But the Jews H7800 that were in Shushan H6950 assembled together H7969 on the thirteenth H702 day thereof, and on the fourteenth H2568 thereof; and on the fifteenth H5118 day of the same they rested, H6213 and made H3117 it a day H4960 of feasting H8057 and gladness.
19 H3064 Therefore do the Jews H6521 of the villages, H3427 that dwell H6519 in the unwalled H5892 towns, H6213 make H702 the fourteenth H3117 day H2320 of the month H143 Adar H8057 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 H1697 these things, H7971 and sent H5612 letters H3064 unto all the Jews H4082 that were in all the provinces H4428 of the king H325 Ahasuerus, H7138 both nigh H7350 and far,
21 H6965 to enjoin H6213 them that they should keep H702 the fourteenth H3117 day H2320 of the month H143 Adar, H2568 and the fifteenth H3117 day H8141 of the same, yearly,
22 H3117 as the days H3064 wherein the Jews H5117 had rest H341 from their enemies, H2320 and the month H2015 which was turned H3015 unto them from sorrow H8057 to gladness, H60 and from mourning H2896 into a good H3117 day; H6213 that they should make H3117 them days H4960 of feasting H8057 and gladness, 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 unto them;
24 H2001 because Haman H1121 the son H4099 of Hammedatha, H91 the Agagite, H6887 the enemy H3064 of all the Jews, H2803 had plotted H3064 against 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 the matter came H6440 before H4428 the king, H559 he commanded H5612 by letters H7451 that his wicked H4284 device, H2803 which he had devised H3064 against the Jews, H7725 should return H7218 upon his own head, H1121 and that he and his sons H8518 should be hanged H6086 on the gallows.
26 H7121 Wherefore they called H3117 these days H6332 Purim, H8034 after the name H6332 of Pur. H1697 Therefore because of all the words H107 of this letter, H7200 and of that which they had seen H3602 concerning this matter, H5060 and that which had come unto them,
27 H3064 the Jews H6965 ordained, H6901 and took H2233 upon them, and upon their seed, H3867 and upon all such as joined H5674 themselves unto them, so that it should not fail, H6213 that they would keep H8147 these two H3117 days H3791 according to the writing H2165 thereof, and according to the appointed time H8141 thereof, every year;
28 H3117 and that these days H2142 should be remembered H6213 and kept H1755 throughout H1755 every generation, H4940 every family, H4082 every province, H5892 and every city; H3117 and that these days H6332 of Purim H5674 should not fail H8432 from among H3064 the Jews, H2143 nor the remembrance 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 H8633 with all authority H6965 to confirm H8145 this second H107 letter H6332 of Purim.
30 H7971 And he sent H5612 letters H3064 unto all 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 H3117 these days H6332 of Purim H2165 in their appointed times, H4782 according as Mordecai H3064 the Jew H635 and Esther H4436 the queen H6965 had enjoined H6965 them, and as they had ordained H5315 for themselves H2233 and for their seed, H1697 in the matter H6685 of the fastings H2201 and their cry.