Esther 3

  1 H310 After H1697 these things H4428 king H325 Ahasuerus H1431 [H8765] promoted H2001 Haman H1121 the son H4099 of Hammedatha H91 the Agagite H5375 [H8762] , and advanced H7760 [H8799] him, and set H3678 his seat H8269 above all the princes that were with him.
  2 H4428 And all the king's H5650 servants H4428 , that were in the king's H8179 gate H3766 [H8802] , bowed H7812 [H8693] , and paid honour to H2001 Haman H4428 : for the king H6680 [H8765] had so commanded H4782 concerning him. But Mordecai H3766 [H8799] bowed H7812 [H8691] not, nor did pay him honour.
  3 H4428 Then the king's H5650 servants H4428 , who were in the king's H8179 gate H559 [H8799] , said H4782 to Mordecai H5674 [H8802] , Why dost thou transgress H4428 the king's H4687 commandment?
  4 H559 [H8800] Now it came to pass, when they spoke H3117 daily H8085 [H8804] to him, and he hearkened H5046 [H8686] not to them, that they told H2001 Haman H7200 [H8800] , to see H4782 whether Mordecai's H1697 reason H5975 [H8799] would stand H5046 [H8689] : for he had told H3064 them that he was a Jew.
  5 H2001 And when Haman H7200 [H8799] saw H4782 that Mordecai H3766 [H8802] bowed H7812 [H8693] not, nor did pay him honour H2001 , then was Haman H4390 [H8735] full H2534 of wrath.
  6 H5869 H959 [H8799] And he disdained H7971 [H8800] to lay H3027 hands H4782 on Mordecai H5046 [H8689] alone; for they had made known to H5971 him the people H4782 of Mordecai H2001 : therefore Haman H1245 [H8762] sought H8045 [H8687] to destroy H3064 all the Jews H4438 that were throughout the whole kingdom H325 of Ahasuerus H5971 , even the people H4782 of Mordecai.
  7 H7223 In the first H2320 month H2320 , that is, the month H5212 Nisan H8147 H6240 , in the twelfth H8141 year H4428 of king H325 Ahasuerus H5307 [H8689] , they cast H6332 Pur H1486 , that is, the lot H6440 , before H2001 Haman H3117 from day H3117 to day H2320 , and from month H2320 to month H8147 H6240 , to the twelfth H2320 month, that is, the month H143 Adar.
  8 H2001 And Haman H559 [H8799] said H4428 to king H325 Ahasuerus H3426 , There is H259 a certain H5971 people H6340 [H8794] scattered abroad H6504 [H8794] and dispersed H5971 among the people H4082 in all the provinces H4438 of thy kingdom H1881 ; and their laws H8138 [H8802] are different H5971 from all people H6213 [H8802] ; neither keep H4428 they the king's H1881 laws H4428 : therefore it is not for the king's H7737 [H8802] profit H3240 [H8687] to allow them to remain.
  9 H2895 [H8804] If it shall please H4428 the king H3789 [H8735] , let it be written H6 [H8763] that they may be destroyed H8254 [H8799] : and I will pay H6235 ten H505 thousand H3603 talents H3701 of silver H3027 to the hands H6213 [H8802] of those that have the charge H4399 of the business H935 [H8687] , to bring H4428 it into the king's H1595 treasuries.
  10 H4428 And the king H5493 [H8686] took H2885 his ring H3027 from his hand H5414 [H8799] , and gave H2001 it to Haman H1121 the son H4099 of Hammedatha H91 the Agagite H3064 , the Jews H6887 [H8802] ' enemy.
  11 H4428 And the king H559 [H8799] said H2001 to Haman H3701 , The silver H5414 [H8803] is given H5971 to thee, the people H6213 [H8800] also, to do H5869 with them as it seemeth H2896 good to thee.
  12 H4428 Then were the king's H5608 [H8802] scribes H7121 [H8735] called H7969 H6240 on the thirteenth H3117 day H7223 of the first H2320 month H3789 [H8735] , and there was written H2001 according to all that Haman H6680 [H8765] had commanded H4428 to the king's H323 satraps H6346 , and to the governors H4082 that were over every province H8269 , and to the princes H5971 of every people H4082 of every province H3791 according to the writing H5971 of it, and to every people H3956 after their language H8034 ; in the name H4428 of king H325 Ahasuerus H3789 [H8737] was it written H2856 [H8738] , and sealed H4428 with the king's H2885 ring.
  13 H5612 And the letters H7971 [H8736] were sent H3027 by H7323 [H8801] posts H4428 into all the king's H4082 provinces H8045 [H8687] , to destroy H2026 [H8800] , to kill H6 [H8763] , and to cause to perish H3064 , all Jews H5288 , both young H2205 and old H2945 , little children H802 and women H259 , in one H3117 day H7969 H6240 , even upon the thirteenth H8147 H6240 day of the twelfth H2320 month H2320 , which is the month H143 Adar H7998 , and to plunder H962 [H8800] them for spoil.
  14 H6572 The copy H3791 of the writing H1881 for a commandment H5414 [H8736] to be given H4082 in every province H1540 [H8803] was proclaimed H5971 to all people H6264 , that they should be ready H3117 for that day.
  15 H7323 [H8801] The posts H3318 [H8804] departed H1765 [H8803] , being hastened H4428 by the king's H1697 commandment H1881 , and the decree H5414 [H8738] was given H7800 in Shushan H1002 the palace H4428 . And the king H2001 and Haman H3427 [H8804] sat down H8354 [H8800] to drink H5892 ; but the city H7800 Shushan H943 [H8737] was perplexed.