1 H3117 On that day H4428 did the king H325 Ahasuerus H5414 give [H8804] H1004 the house H2001 of Haman H3064 the Jews H6887 ' enemy [H8802] H635 unto Esther H4436 the queen H4782 . And Mordecai H935 came [H8804] H6440 before H4428 the king H635 ; for Esther H5046 had told [H8689] what he was unto her.
2 H4428 And the king H5493 took off [H8686] H2885 his ring H5674 , which he had taken [H8689] H2001 from Haman H5414 , and gave [H8799] H4782 it unto Mordecai H635 . And Esther H7760 set [H8799] H4782 Mordecai H1004 over the house H2001 of Haman.
3 H635 And Esther H1696 spake [H8762] H3254 yet again [H8686] H6440 before H4428 the king H5307 , and fell down [H8799] H6440 at H7272 his feet H2603 , and besought [H8691] H1058 him with tears [H8799] H5674 to put away [H8687] H7451 the mischief H2001 of Haman H91 the Agagite H4284 , and his device H2803 that he had devised [H8804] H3064 against the Jews.
4 H4428 Then the king H3447 held out [H8686] H2091 the golden H8275 sceptre H635 toward Esther H635 . So Esther H6965 arose [H8799] H5975 , and stood [H8799] H6440 before H4428 the king,
5 H559 And said [H8799] H2896 , If it please H4428 the king H4672 , and if I have found [H8804] H2580 favour H6440 in his sight H1697 , and the thing H3787 seem right [H8804] H6440 before H4428 the king H2896 , and I be pleasing H5869 in his eyes H3789 , let it be written [H8735] H7725 to reverse [H8687] H5612 the letters H4284 devised H2001 by Haman H1121 the son H4099 of Hammedatha H91 the Agagite H3789 , which he wrote [H8804] H6 to destroy [H8763] H3064 the Jews H4428 which are in all the king's H4082 provinces:
6 H349 For how H3201 can I endure [H8799] H7200 to see [H8804] H7451 the evil H4672 that shall come [H8799] H5971 unto my people H349 ? or how H3201 can I endure [H8799] H7200 to see [H8804] H13 the destruction H4138 of my kindred?
7 H4428 Then the king H325 Ahasuerus H559 said [H8799] H635 unto Esther H4436 the queen H4782 and to Mordecai H3064 the Jew H5414 , Behold, I have given [H8804] H635 Esther H1004 the house H2001 of Haman H8518 , and him they have hanged [H8804] H6086 upon the gallows H7971 , because he laid [H8804] H3027 his hand H3064 upon the Jews.
8 H3789 Write [H8798] H3064 ye also for the Jews H2896 , as it liketh H5869 you H4428 , in the king's H8034 name H2856 , and seal [H8798] H4428 it with the king's H2885 ring H3791 : for the writing H3789 which is written [H8737] H4428 in the king's H8034 name H2856 , and sealed [H8737] H4428 with the king's H2885 ring H7725 , may no man reverse [H8687] .
9 H4428 Then were the king's H5608 scribes [H8802] H7121 called [H8735] H6256 at that time H7992 in the third H2320 month H2320 , that is, the month H5510 Sivan H7969 , on the three H6242 and twentieth H3789 day thereof; and it was written [H8735] H4782 according to all that Mordecai H6680 commanded [H8765] H3064 unto the Jews H323 , and to the lieutenants H6346 , and the deputies H8269 and rulers H4082 of the provinces H1912 which are from India H3568 unto Ethiopia H3967 , an hundred H6242 twenty H7651 and seven H4082 provinces H4082 , unto every province H3791 according to the writing H5971 thereof, and unto every people H3956 after their language H3064 , and to the Jews H3791 according to their writing H3956 , and according to their language.
10 H3789 And he wrote [H8799] H4428 in the king H325 Ahasuerus H8034 ' name H2856 , and sealed [H8799] H4428 it with the king's H2885 ring H7971 , and sent [H8799] H5612 letters H3027 by H7323 posts [H8801] H5483 on horseback H7392 , and riders [H8802] H7409 on mules H327 , camels H1121 , and young H7424 dromedaries:
11 H4428 Wherein the king H5414 granted [H8804] H3064 the Jews H5892 which were in every city H6950 to gather themselves together [H8736] H5975 , and to stand [H8800] H5315 for their life H8045 , to destroy [H8687] H2026 , to slay [H8800] H6 , and to cause to perish [H8763] H2428 , all the power H5971 of the people H4082 and province H6696 that would assault [H8802] H2945 them, both little ones H802 and women H7998 , and to take the spoil H962 of them for a prey [H8800] ,
12 H259 Upon one H3117 day H4082 in all the provinces H4428 of king H325 Ahasuerus H7969 , namely, upon the thirteenth H6240 H8147 day of the twelfth H6240 H2320 month H2320 , which is the month H143 Adar.
13 H6572 The copy H3791 of the writing H1881 for a commandment H5414 to be given [H8736] H4082 in every province H1540 was published [H8803] H5971 unto all people H3064 , and that the Jews H6264 should be ready [H8675] H6259 H3117 against that day H5358 to avenge [H8736] H341 themselves on their enemies [H8802] .
14 H7323 So the posts [H8801] H7392 that rode [H8802] H7409 upon mules H327 and camels H3318 went out [H8804] H926 , being hastened [H8794] H1765 and pressed on [H8803] H4428 by the king's H1697 commandment H1881 . And the decree H5414 was given [H8738] H7800 at Shushan H1002 the palace.
15 H4782 And Mordecai H3318 went out [H8804] H6440 from the presence H4428 of the king H4438 in royal H3830 apparel H8504 of blue H2353 and white H1419 , and with a great H5850 crown H2091 of gold H8509 , and with a garment H948 of fine linen H713 and purple H5892 : and the city H7800 of Shushan H6670 rejoiced [H8804] H8056 and was glad.
17 H4082 And in every province H5892 , and in every city H4725 , whithersoever H4428 the king's H1697 commandment H1881 and his decree H5060 came [H8688] H3064 , the Jews H8057 had joy H8342 and gladness H4960 , a feast H2896 and a good H3117 day H7227 . And many H5971 of the people H776 of the land H3054 became Jews [H8693] H6343 ; for the fear H3064 of the Jews H5307 fell [H8804] upon them.