1 H8147 H6240 Now in the twelfth H2320 month H2320 , that is, the month H143 Adar H7969 H6240 , on the thirteenth H3117 day H4428 of the same, when the king's H1697 commandment H1881 and his decree H5060 [H8689] drew near H6213 [H8736] to be put in execution H3117 , in the day H341 [H8802] that the enemies H3064 of the Judeans H7663 [H8765] hoped H7980 [H8800] to have power H2015 [H8736] over them, (though it was turned H3064 to the contrary, that the Judeans H7980 [H8799] had rule H8130 [H8802] over them that hated them;)
2 H3064 The Judeans H6950 [H8738] gathered themselves together H5892 in their cities H4082 throughout all the provinces H4428 of the king H325 Ahasuerus H7971 [H8800] , to lay H3027 hand H1245 [H8764] on such as sought H7451 their harm H376 : and no man H5975 [H8804] could withstand H6440 them H6343 ; for the fear H5307 [H8804] of them fell H5971 upon all people.
3 H8269 And all the princes H4082 of the provinces H323 , and the satraps H6346 , and the governors H6213 H4399 [H8802] , and officers H4428 of the king H5375 [H8764] , helped H3064 the Judeans H6343 ; because the fear H4782 of Mordecai H5307 [H8804] fell upon them.
4 H4782 For Mordecai H1419 was great H4428 in the king's H1004 house H8089 , and his fame H1980 [H8802] went out H4082 throughout all the provinces H376 : for this man H4782 Mordecai H1980 [H8802] became H1419 greater and greater.
5 H3064 Thus the Judeans H5221 [H8686] smote H341 [H8802] all their enemies H4347 with the stroke H2719 of the sword H2027 , and slaughter H12 , and destruction H6213 [H8799] , and did H7522 what they would H8130 [H8802] to those that hated them.
6 H7800 And in Shushan H1002 the palace H3064 the Judeans H2026 [H8804] slew H6 [H8763] and destroyed H2568 five H3967 hundred H376 men.
10 H6235 The ten H1121 sons H2001 of Haman H1121 the son H4099 of Hammedatha H6887 [H8802] , the enemy H3064 of the Judeans H2026 [H8804] , they slew H961 ; but on the spoil H7971 [H8804] they laid H3027 not their hand.
11 H3117 On that day H4557 the number H2026 [H8803] of those that were slain H7800 in Shushan H1002 the palace H935 [H8804] was brought H6440 before H4428 the king.
12 H4428 And the king H559 [H8799] said H635 to Esther H4436 the queen H3064 , The Judeans H2026 [H8804] have slain H6 [H8763] and destroyed H2568 five H3967 hundred H376 men H7800 in Shushan H1002 the palace H6235 , and the ten H1121 sons H2001 of Haman H6213 [H8804] ; what have they done H7605 in the rest H4428 of the king's H4082 provinces H7596 ? now what is thy petition H5414 [H8735] ? and it shall be granted H1246 thee: or what is thy request H5750 further H6213 [H8735] ? and it shall be done.
13 H559 [H8799] Then said H635 Esther H2896 , If it shall please H4428 the king H5414 [H8735] , let it be granted H3064 to the Judeans H7800 who are in Shushan H6213 [H8800] to do H4279 to morrow H3117 also according to this day's H1881 decree H2001 , and let Haman's H6235 ten H1121 sons H8518 [H8799] be hanged H6086 upon the gallows.
14 H4428 And the king H559 [H8799] commanded H6213 [H8736] it so to be done H1881 : and the decree H5414 [H8735] was given H7800 at Shushan H8518 [H8804] ; and they hanged H2001 Haman's H6235 ten H1121 sons.
15 H3064 For the Judeans H7800 that were in Shushan H6950 [H8735] gathered themselves together H702 H6240 on the fourteenth H3117 day H2320 also of the month H143 Adar H2026 [H8799] , and slew H7969 three H3967 hundred H376 men H7800 at Shushan H961 ; but on the spoil H7971 [H8804] they laid H3027 not their hand.
16 H7605 But the other H3064 Judeans H4428 that were in the king's H4082 provinces H6950 [H8738] gathered themselves together H5975 [H8800] , and defended H5315 their lives H5118 , and had rest H341 [H8802] from their enemies H2026 [H8800] , and slew H8130 [H8802] of their foes H7657 seventy H2568 and five H505 thousand H7971 [H8804] , but they laid H3027 not their hands H961 on the spoil,
17 H7969 H6240 On the thirteenth H3117 day H2320 of the month H143 Adar H702 H6240 ; and on the fourteenth H5118 day of the same they rested H6213 [H8800] , and made H3117 it a day H4960 of feasting H8057 and gladness.
18 H3064 But the Judeans H7800 that were at Shushan H6950 [H8738] assembled together H7969 H6240 on the thirteenth H702 H6240 day of the month, and on the fourteenth H2568 H6240 of it; and on the fifteenth H5118 day of the same they rested H6213 [H8800] , and made H3117 it a day H4960 of feasting H8057 and gladness.
19 H3064 Therefore the Judeans H6521 of the villages H3427 [H8802] , that dwelt H6519 in the unwalled H5892 towns H6213 [H8802] , made H702 H6240 the fourteenth 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 [H8799] wrote H1697 these things H7971 [H8799] , and sent H5612 letters H3064 to all the Judeans H4082 that were in all the provinces H4428 of the king H325 Ahasuerus H7138 , both near H7350 and far,
21 H6965 [H8763] To establish H6213 [H8802] this among them, that they should keep H702 H6240 the fourteenth H3117 day H2320 of the month H143 Adar H2568 H6240 , and the fifteenth H3117 day H8141 of the same, yearly,
22 H3117 As the days H3064 in which the Judeans H5117 [H8804] rested H341 [H8802] from their enemies H2320 , and the month H2015 [H8738] which was turned H3015 to them from sorrow H8057 to joy H60 , and from mourning H2896 into a good H3117 day H6213 [H8800] : that they should make 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 Judeans H6901 [H8765] undertook H6213 [H8800] to do H2490 [H8689] as they had begun H4782 , and as Mordecai H3789 [H8804] had written to them;
24 H2001 Because Haman H1121 the son H4099 of Hammedatha H91 , the Agagite H6887 [H8802] , the enemy H3064 of all the Judeans H2803 [H8804] , had devised H3064 against the Judeans H6 [H8763] to destroy H5307 [H8689] them, and had cast H6332 Pur H1486 , that is, the lot H2000 [H8800] , to consume H6 [H8763] them, and to destroy them;
25 H935 [H8800] But when Esther came H6440 before H4428 the king H559 [H8804] , he commanded H5612 by letters H7451 that his wicked H4284 plot H2803 [H8804] , which he devised H3064 against the Judeans H7725 [H8799] , should return H7218 upon his own head H1121 , and that he and his sons H8518 [H8804] should be hanged H6086 on the gallows.
26 H7121 [H8804] Therefore they called H3117 these days H6332 Purim H8034 after the name H6332 of Pur H1697 . Therefore for all the words H107 of this letter H7200 [H8804] , and of that which they had seen H3602 concerning this matter H5060 [H8689] , and which had come to them,
27 H3064 The Judeans H6965 [H8765] ordained H6901 [H8765] , and took H2233 upon them, and upon their seed H3867 [H8737] , and upon all such as joined H5674 [H8799] themselves to them, so as it should not fail H6213 [H8802] , that they would keep H8147 these two H3117 days H3791 according to their writing H2165 , and according to their appointed time H8141 every year;
28 H3117 And that these days H2142 [H8737] should be remembered H6213 [H8737] and kept H1755 throughout H1755 every generation H4940 , every family H4082 , every province H5892 , and every city H3117 ; and that these days H6332 of Purim H5674 [H8799] should not fail H8432 to be observed among H3064 the Judeans H2143 , nor the memorial H5486 [H8799] of them perish H2233 from their seed.
29 H635 Then Esther H4436 the queen H1323 , the daughter H32 of Abihail H4782 , and Mordecai H3064 the Judean H3789 [H8799] , wrote H8633 with all authority H6965 [H8763] , to confirm H8145 this second H107 letter H6332 of Purim.
30 H7971 [H8799] And he sent H5612 the letters H3064 to all the Judeans 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 [H8763] To confirm H3117 these days H6332 of Purim H2165 in their times H4782 appointed, according as Mordecai H3064 the Judean H635 and Esther H4436 the queen H6965 [H8765] had established H6965 [H8765] for them, and as they had decreed H5315 for themselves H2233 and for their seed H1697 , the matters H6685 of the fastings H2201 and their lamentations.