1 H3117 On that day H4428 the king H325 Ahasuerus H5414 [H8804] gave H1004 the house H2001 of Haman H3064 the Judeans' 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 Judeans.
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 Judeans 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 Judean, 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 Judeans.
8 H3789 [H8798] Write H3064 ye also for the Judeans, 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 Judeans, 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 Judeans 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 Judeans 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 Judeans 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.
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 Judeans 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 Judeans; H6343 for the fear H3064 of the Judeans H5307 [H8804] fell upon them.