Esther 8

  1 H3117 On that day H4428 the king H325 Ahasuerus H5414 [H8804] gave H1004 the house H2001 of Haman H3064 the Jews H6887 [H8802] ' enemy H635 to Esther H4436 the queen H4782 . And Mordecai H935 [H8804] came H6440 before H4428 the king H635 ; for Esther H5046 [H8689] had told what he was to her.
  2 H4428 And the king H5493 [H8686] took off H2885 his ring H5674 [H8689] , which he had taken H2001 from Haman H5414 [H8799] , and gave H4782 it to Mordecai H635 . And Esther H7760 [H8799] set H4782 Mordecai H1004 over the house H2001 of Haman.
  3 H635 And Esther H1696 [H8762] spoke H3254 [H8686] yet again H6440 before H4428 the king H5307 [H8799] , and fell down H6440 at H7272 his feet H2603 [H8691] , and besought H1058 [H8799] him with tears H5674 [H8687] to put away H7451 the mischief H2001 of Haman H91 the Agagite H4284 , and his plot H2803 [H8804] that he had devised H3064 against the Jews.
  4 H4428 Then the king H3447 [H8686] held out H2091 the golden H8275 sceptre H635 toward Esther H635 . So Esther H6965 [H8799] arose H5975 [H8799] , and stood H6440 before H4428 the king,
  5 H559 [H8799] And said H2896 , If it shall please H4428 the king H4672 [H8804] , and if I have found H2580 favour H6440 in his sight H1697 , and the thing H3787 [H8804] shall seem right H6440 before H4428 the king H2896 , and I am pleasing H5869 in his eyes H3789 [H8735] , let it be written H7725 [H8687] to reverse H5612 the letters H4284 devised H2001 by Haman H1121 the son H4099 of Hammedatha H91 the Agagite H3789 [H8804] , which he wrote H6 [H8763] to destroy H3064 the Jews H4428 who are in all the king's H4082 provinces:
  6 H349 For how H3201 [H8799] can I endure H7200 [H8804] to see H7451 the evil H4672 [H8799] that shall come H5971 to my people H349 ? or how H3201 [H8799] can I endure H7200 [H8804] to see H13 the destruction H4138 of my kindred?
  7 H4428 Then the king H325 Ahasuerus H559 [H8799] said H635 to Esther H4436 the queen H4782 and to Mordecai H3064 the Jew H5414 [H8804] , Behold, I have given H635 Esther H1004 the house H2001 of Haman H8518 [H8804] , and him they have hanged H6086 upon the gallows H7971 [H8804] , because he laid H3027 his hand H3064 upon the Jews.
  8 H3789 [H8798] Write H3064 ye also for the Jews H2896 , as it pleaseth H5869 you H4428 , in the king's H8034 name H2856 [H8798] , and seal H4428 it with the king's H2885 ring H3791 : for the writing H3789 [H8737] which is written H4428 in the king's H8034 name H2856 [H8737] , and sealed H4428 with the king's H2885 ring H7725 [H8687] , no man may reverse.
  9 H4428 Then were the king's H5608 [H8802] scribes H7121 [H8735] called 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 [H8735] day of it; and it was written H4782 according to all that Mordecai H6680 [H8765] commanded H3064 to the Jews H323 , and to the satraps H6346 , and the governors H8269 and princes H4082 of the provinces H1912 which are from India H3568 to Cush H3967 , an hundred H6242 and twenty H7651 and seven H4082 provinces H4082 , to every province H3791 according to the writing H5971 of it, and to every people H3956 after their language H3064 , and to the Jews H3791 according to their writing H3956 , and according to their language.
  10 H3789 [H8799] And he wrote H4428 in the king H325 Ahasuerus H8034 ' name H2856 [H8799] , and sealed H4428 it with the king's H2885 ring H7971 [H8799] , and sent H5612 letters H3027 by H7323 [H8801] posts H5483 on horseback H7392 [H8802] , and riders H7409 on mules H327 , camels H1121 , and young H7424 dromedaries:
  11 H4428 In which the king H5414 [H8804] granted H3064 the Jews H5892 who were in every city H6950 [H8736] to gather themselves together H5975 [H8800] , and to defend H5315 their lives H8045 [H8687] , to destroy H2026 [H8800] , to slay H6 [H8763] , and to cause to perish H2428 , all the power H5971 of the people H4082 and province H6696 [H8802] that would assault H2945 them, both little ones H802 and women H7998 , and to plunder H962 [H8800] them for spoil,
  12 H259 Upon one H3117 day H4082 in all the provinces H4428 of king H325 Ahasuerus H7969 H6240 , namely, upon the thirteenth H8147 H6240 day of the twelfth H2320 month H2320 , which is the month H143 Adar.
  13 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 H3064 , and that the Jews H6264 H6259 [H8675] should be ready H3117 for that day H5358 [H8736] to avenge H341 [H8802] themselves on their enemies.
  14 H7323 [H8801] So the posts H7392 [H8802] that rode H7409 upon mules H327 and camels H3318 [H8804] went out H926 [H8794] , being hastened H1765 [H8803] and pressed on H4428 by the king's H1697 commandment H1881 . And the decree H5414 [H8738] was given H7800 at Shushan H1002 the palace.
  15 H4782 And Mordecai H3318 [H8804] went out 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 [H8804] rejoiced H8056 and was glad.
  16 H3064 The Jews H219 had light H8057 , and gladness H8342 , and joy H3366 , and honour.
  17 H4082 And in every province H5892 , and in every city H4725 , wherever H4428 the king's H1697 commandment H1881 and his decree H5060 [H8688] came 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 [H8693] became Jews H6343 ; for the fear H3064 of the Jews H5307 [H8804] fell upon them.