1 H8147 Now in the twelfth H6240 H2320 month H2320 , that is, the month H143 Adar H7969 , on the thirteenth H6240 H3117 day H4428 of the same, when the king's H1697 commandment H1881 and his decree H5060 drew near [H8689] H6213 to be put in execution [H8736] H3117 , in the day H341 that the enemies [H8802] H3064 of the Jews H7663 hoped [H8765] H7980 to have power [H8800] H2015 over them, (though it was turned [H8736] H3064 to the contrary, that the Jews H7980 had rule [H8799] H8130 over them that hated [H8802] them;)
2 H3064 The Jews H6950 gathered themselves together [H8738] H5892 in their cities H4082 throughout all the provinces H4428 of the king H325 Ahasuerus H7971 , to lay [H8800] H3027 hand H1245 on such as sought [H8764] H7451 their hurt H376 : and no man H5975 could withstand [H8804] H6440 them H6343 ; for the fear H5307 of them fell [H8804] H5971 upon all people.
3 H8269 And all the rulers H4082 of the provinces H323 , and the lieutenants H6346 , and the deputies H6213 , and officers [H8802] H4399 H4428 of the king H5375 , helped [H8764] H3064 the Jews H6343 ; because the fear H4782 of Mordecai H5307 fell [H8804] upon them.
4 H4782 For Mordecai H1419 was great H4428 in the king's H1004 house H8089 , and his fame H1980 went out [H8802] H4082 throughout all the provinces H376 : for this man H4782 Mordecai H1980 waxed [H8802] H1419 greater and greater.
5 H3064 Thus the Jews H5221 smote [H8686] H341 all their enemies [H8802] H4347 with the stroke H2719 of the sword H2027 , and slaughter H12 , and destruction H6213 , and did [H8799] H7522 what they would H8130 unto those that hated [H8802] them.
6 H7800 And in Shushan H1002 the palace H3064 the Jews H2026 slew [H8804] H6 and destroyed [H8763] H2568 five H3967 hundred H376 men.
10 H6235 The ten H1121 sons H2001 of Haman H1121 the son H4099 of Hammedatha H6887 , the enemy [H8802] H3064 of the Jews H2026 , slew [H8804] H961 they; but on the spoil H7971 laid [H8804] H3027 they not their hand.
11 H3117 On that day H4557 the number H2026 of those that were slain [H8803] H7800 in Shushan H1002 the palace H935 was brought [H8804] H6440 before H4428 the king.
12 H4428 And the king H559 said [H8799] H635 unto Esther H4436 the queen H3064 , The Jews H2026 have slain [H8804] H6 and destroyed [H8763] H2568 five H3967 hundred H376 men H7800 in Shushan H1002 the palace H6235 , and the ten H1121 sons H2001 of Haman H6213 ; what have they done [H8804] H7605 in the rest H4428 of the king's H4082 provinces H7596 ? now what is thy petition H5414 ? and it shall be granted [H8735] H1246 thee: or what is thy request H5750 further H6213 ? and it shall be done [H8735] .
13 H559 Then said [H8799] H635 Esther H2896 , If it please H4428 the king H5414 , let it be granted [H8735] H3064 to the Jews H7800 which are in Shushan H6213 to do [H8800] H4279 to morrow H3117 also according unto this day's H1881 decree H2001 , and let Haman's H6235 ten H1121 sons H8518 be hanged [H8799] H6086 upon the gallows.
14 H4428 And the king H559 commanded [H8799] H6213 it so to be done [H8736] H1881 : and the decree H5414 was given [H8735] H7800 at Shushan H8518 ; and they hanged [H8804] H2001 Haman's H6235 ten H1121 sons.
15 H3064 For the Jews H7800 that were in Shushan H6950 gathered themselves together [H8735] H702 on the fourteenth H6240 H3117 day H2320 also of the month H143 Adar H2026 , and slew [H8799] H7969 three H3967 hundred H376 men H7800 at Shushan H961 ; but on the prey H7971 they laid [H8804] H3027 not their hand.
16 H7605 But the other H3064 Jews H4428 that were in the king's H4082 provinces H6950 gathered themselves together [H8738] H5975 , and stood [H8800] H5315 for their lives H5118 , and had rest H341 from their enemies [H8802] H2026 , and slew [H8800] H8130 of their foes [H8802] H7657 seventy H2568 and five H505 thousand H7971 , but they laid [H8804] 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 [H8800] H3117 it a day H4960 of feasting H8057 and gladness.
18 H3064 But the Jews H7800 that were at Shushan H6950 assembled together [H8738] H7969 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 [H8800] H3117 it a day H4960 of feasting H8057 and gladness.
19 H3064 Therefore the Jews H6521 of the villages H3427 , that dwelt [H8802] H6519 in the unwalled H5892 towns H6213 , made [H8802] H702 the fourteenth H6240 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 [H8799] H1697 these things H7971 , and sent [H8799] 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 stablish [H8763] H6213 this among them, that they should keep [H8802] H702 the fourteenth H6240 H3117 day H2320 of the month H143 Adar H2568 , and the fifteenth H6240 H3117 day H8141 of the same, yearly H8141 ,
22 H3117 As the days H3064 wherein the Jews H5117 rested [H8804] H341 from their enemies [H8802] H2320 , and the month H2015 which was turned [H8738] H3015 unto them from sorrow H8057 to joy H60 , and from mourning H2896 into a good H3117 day H6213 : that they should make [H8800] 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 [H8765] H6213 to do [H8800] H2490 as they had begun [H8689] H4782 , and as Mordecai H3789 had written [H8804] unto them;
24 H2001 Because Haman H1121 the son H4099 of Hammedatha H91 , the Agagite H6887 , the enemy [H8802] H3064 of all the Jews H2803 , had devised [H8804] H3064 against the Jews H6 to destroy [H8763] H5307 them, and had cast [H8689] H6332 Pur H1486 , that is, the lot H2000 , to consume [H8800] H6 them, and to destroy [H8763] them;
25 H935 But when Esther came [H8800] H6440 before H4428 the king H559 , he commanded [H8804] H5612 by letters H7451 that his wicked H4284 device H2803 , which he devised [H8804] H3064 against the Jews H7725 , should return [H8799] H7218 upon his own head H1121 , and that he and his sons H8518 should be hanged [H8804] H6086 on the gallows.
26 H7121 Wherefore they called [H8804] H3117 these days H6332 Purim H8034 after the name H6332 of Pur H1697 . Therefore for all the words H107 of this letter H7200 , and of that which they had seen [H8804] H3602 concerning this matter H5060 , and which had come [H8689] unto them,
27 H3064 The Jews H6965 ordained [H8765] H6901 , and took [H8765] H2233 upon them, and upon their seed H3867 , and upon all such as joined [H8737] H5674 themselves unto them, so as it should not fail [H8799] H6213 , that they would keep [H8802] H8147 these two H3117 days H3791 according to their writing H2165 , and according to their appointed time H8141 every year H8141 ;
28 H3117 And that these days H2142 should be remembered [H8737] H6213 and kept [H8737] 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 [H8799] H8432 from among H3064 the Jews H2143 , nor the memorial H5486 of them perish [H8799] 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 [H8799] H8633 with all authority H6965 , to confirm [H8763] H8145 this second H107 letter H6332 of Purim.
30 H7971 And he sent [H8799] H5612 the 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 [H8763] H3117 these 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 [H8765] H6965 them, and as they had decreed [H8765] H5315 for themselves H2233 and for their seed H1697 , the matters H6685 of the fastings H2201 and their cry.