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Esther 9 (WEBP)

[1] Now in the twelfth month, which is the month Adar, on the thirteenth day of the month, when the king’s commandment and his decree came near to be put in execution, on the day that the enemies of the Jews hoped to conquer them, (but it turned out that the opposite happened, that the Jews conquered those who hated them),
[2] the Jews gathered themselves together in their cities throughout all the provinces of the King Ahasuerus, to lay hands on those who wanted to harm them. No one could withstand them, because the fear of them had fallen on all the people.
[3] All the princes of the provinces, the local governors, the governors, and those who did the king’s business helped the Jews, because the fear of Mordecai had fallen on them.
[4] For Mordecai was great in the king’s house, and his fame went out throughout all the provinces, for the man Mordecai grew greater and greater.
[5] The Jews struck all their enemies with the stroke of the sword, and with slaughter and destruction, and did what they wanted to those who hated them.
[6] In the citadel of Susa, the Jews killed and destroyed five hundred men.
[7] They killed Parshandatha, Dalphon, Aspatha,
[8] Poratha, Adalia, Aridatha,
[9] Parmashta, Arisai, Aridai, and Vaizatha,
[10] the ten sons of Haman the son of Hammedatha, the Jews’ enemy, but they didn’t lay their hand on the plunder.
[11] On that day, the number of those who were slain in the citadel of Susa was brought before the king.
[12] The king said to Esther the queen, “The Jews have slain and destroyed five hundred men in the citadel of Susa, including the ten sons of Haman; what then have they done in the rest of the king’s provinces! Now what is your petition? It shall be granted you. What is your further request? It shall be done.”
[13] Then Esther said, “If it pleases the king, let it be granted to the Jews who are in Susa to do tomorrow also according to today’s decree, and let Haman’s ten sons be hanged on the gallows.”
[14] The king commanded this to be done. A decree was given out in Susa; and they hanged Haman’s ten sons.
[15] The Jews who were in Susa gathered themselves together on the fourteenth day also of the month Adar, and killed three hundred men in Susa; but they didn’t lay their hand on the plunder.
[16] The other Jews who were in the king’s provinces gathered themselves together, defended their lives, had rest from their enemies, and killed seventy-five thousand of those who hated them; but they didn’t lay their hand on the plunder.
[17] This was done on the thirteenth day of the month Adar; and on the fourteenth day of that month they rested and made it a day of feasting and gladness.
[18] But the Jews who were in Susa assembled together on the thirteenth and on the fourteenth days of the month; and on the fifteenth day of that month, they rested, and made it a day of feasting and gladness.
[19] Therefore the Jews of the villages, who live in the unwalled towns, make the fourteenth day of the month Adar a day of gladness and feasting, a holiday, and a day of sending presents of food to one another.
[20] Mordecai wrote these things, and sent letters to all the Jews who were in all the provinces of the King Ahasuerus, both near and far,
[21] to enjoin them that they should keep the fourteenth and fifteenth days of the month Adar yearly,
[22] as the days in which the Jews had rest from their enemies, and the month which was turned to them from sorrow to gladness, and from mourning into a holiday; that they should make them days of feasting and gladness, and of sending presents of food to one another, and gifts to the needy.
[23] The Jews accepted the custom that they had begun, as Mordecai had written to them,
[24] because Haman the son of Hammedatha, the Agagite, the enemy of all the Jews, had plotted against the Jews to destroy them, and had cast “Pur”, that is the lot, to consume them and to destroy them;
[25] but when this became known to the king, he commanded by letters that his wicked plan, which he had planned against the Jews, should return on his own head, and that he and his sons should be hanged on the gallows.
[26] Therefore they called these days “Purim”,° from the word “Pur.” Therefore because of all the words of this letter, and of that which they had seen concerning this matter, and that which had come to them,
[27] the Jews established and imposed on themselves, on their descendants, and on all those who joined themselves to them, so that it should not fail that they would keep these two days according to what was written and according to its appointed time every year;
[28] and that these days should be remembered and kept throughout every generation, every family, every province, and every city; and that these days of Purim should not fail from among the Jews, nor their memory perish from their offspring.§
[29] Then Esther the queen, the daughter of Abihail, and Mordecai the Jew wrote with all authority to confirm this second letter of Purim.
[30] He sent letters to all the Jews in the hundred twenty-seven provinces of the kingdom of Ahasuerus with words of peace and truth,
[31] to confirm these days of Purim in their appointed times, as Mordecai the Jew and Esther the queen had decreed, and as they had imposed upon themselves and their descendants in the matter of the fastings and their mourning.
[32] The commandment of Esther confirmed these matters of Purim; and it was written in the book.

Esther 9:26 Purim is the Hebrew plural for pur, which means lot.
Esther 9:28 or, seed

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of eBible.org, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

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Esther 9 (KJVS)

[1] Now in the twelfth H8147 H6240 month H2320, that [is], the month H2320 Adar H143, on the thirteenth H7969 H6240 day H3117 of the same, when the king’s H4428 commandment H1697 and his decree H1881 drew near H5060 (8689) to be put in execution H6213 (8736), in the day H3117 that the enemies H341 (8802) of the Jews H3064 hoped H7663 (8765) to have power H7980 (8800) over them, (though it was turned H2015 (8736) to the contrary, that the Jews H3064 had rule H7980 (8799) over them that hated H8130 (8802) them;)
[2] The Jews H3064 gathered themselves together H6950 (8738) in their cities H5892 throughout all the provinces H4082 of the king H4428 Ahasuerus H325, to lay H7971 (8800) hand H3027 on such as sought H1245 (8764) their hurt H7451: and no man H376 could withstand H5975 (8804) them H6440; for the fear H6343 of them fell H5307 (8804) upon all people H5971.
[3] And all the rulers H8269 of the provinces H4082, and the lieutenants H323, and the deputies H6346, and officers H6213 (8802) H4399 of the king H4428, helped H5375 (8764) the Jews H3064; because the fear H6343 of Mordecai H4782 fell H5307 (8804) upon them.
[4] For Mordecai H4782 [was] great H1419 in the king’s H4428 house H1004, and his fame H8089 went out H1980 (8802) throughout all the provinces H4082: for this man H376 Mordecai H4782 waxed H1980 (8802) greater and greater H1419.
[5] Thus the Jews H3064 smote H5221 (8686) all their enemies H341 (8802) with the stroke H4347 of the sword H2719, and slaughter H2027, and destruction H12, and did H6213 (8799) what they would H7522 unto those that hated H8130 (8802) them.
[6] And in Shushan H7800 the palace H1002 the Jews H3064 slew H2026 (8804) and destroyed H6 (8763) five H2568 hundred H3967 men H376.
[7] And Parshandatha H6577, and Dalphon H1813, and Aspatha H630,
[8] And Poratha H6334, and Adalia H118, and Aridatha H743,
[9] And Parmashta H6534, and Arisai H747, and Aridai H742, and Vajezatha H2055,
[10] The ten H6235 sons H1121 of Haman H2001 the son H1121 of Hammedatha H4099, the enemy H6887 (8802) of the Jews H3064, slew H2026 (8804) they; but on the spoil H961 laid H7971 (8804) they not their hand H3027.
[11] On that day H3117 the number H4557 of those that were slain H2026 (8803) in Shushan H7800 the palace H1002 was brought H935 (8804) before H6440 the king H4428.
[12] And the king H4428 said H559 (8799) unto Esther H635 the queen H4436, The Jews H3064 have slain H2026 (8804) and destroyed H6 (8763) five H2568 hundred H3967 men H376 in Shushan H7800 the palace H1002, and the ten H6235 sons H1121 of Haman H2001; what have they done H6213 (8804) in the rest H7605 of the king’s H4428 provinces H4082? now what [is] thy petition H7596? and it shall be granted H5414 (8735) thee: or what [is] thy request H1246 further H5750? and it shall be done H6213 (8735).
[13] Then said H559 (8799) Esther H635, If it please H2896 the king H4428, let it be granted H5414 (8735) to the Jews H3064 which [are] in Shushan H7800 to do H6213 (8800) to morrow H4279 also according unto this day’s H3117 decree H1881, and let Haman’s H2001 ten H6235 sons H1121 be hanged H8518 (8799) upon the gallows H6086.
[14] And the king H4428 commanded H559 (8799) it so to be done H6213 (8736): and the decree H1881 was given H5414 (8735) at Shushan H7800; and they hanged H8518 (8804) Haman’s H2001 ten H6235 sons H1121.
[15] For the Jews H3064 that [were] in Shushan H7800 gathered themselves together H6950 (8735) on the fourteenth H702 H6240 day H3117 also of the month H2320 Adar H143, and slew H2026 (8799) three H7969 hundred H3967 men H376 at Shushan H7800; but on the prey H961 they laid H7971 (8804) not their hand H3027.
[16] But the other H7605 Jews H3064 that [were] in the king’s H4428 provinces H4082 gathered themselves together H6950 (8738), and stood H5975 (8800) for their lives H5315, and had rest H5118 from their enemies H341 (8802), and slew H2026 (8800) of their foes H8130 (8802) seventy H7657 and five H2568 thousand H505, but they laid H7971 (8804) not their hands H3027 on the prey H961,
[17] On the thirteenth H7969 H6240 day H3117 of the month H2320 Adar H143; and on the fourteenth H702 H6240 day of the same rested H5118 they, and made H6213 (8800) it a day H3117 of feasting H4960 and gladness H8057.
[18] But the Jews H3064 that [were] at Shushan H7800 assembled together H6950 (8738) on the thirteenth H7969 H6240 [day] thereof, and on the fourteenth H702 H6240 thereof; and on the fifteenth H2568 H6240 [day] of the same they rested H5118, and made H6213 (8800) it a day H3117 of feasting H4960 and gladness H8057.
[19] Therefore the Jews H3064 of the villages H6521, that dwelt H3427 (8802) in the unwalled H6519 towns H5892, made H6213 (8802) the fourteenth H702 H6240 day H3117 of the month H2320 Adar H143 [a day of] gladness H8057 and feasting H4960, and a good H2896 day H3117, and of sending H4916 portions H4490 one H376 to another H7453.
[20] And Mordecai H4782 wrote H3789 (8799) these things H1697, and sent H7971 (8799) letters H5612 unto all the Jews H3064 that [were] in all the provinces H4082 of the king H4428 Ahasuerus H325, [both] nigh H7138 and far H7350,
[21] To stablish H6965 (8763) [this] among them, that they should keep H6213 (8802) the fourteenth H702 H6240 day H3117 of the month H2320 Adar H143, and the fifteenth H2568 H6240 day H3117 of the same, yearly H8141 H8141,
[22] As the days H3117 wherein the Jews H3064 rested H5117 (8804) from their enemies H341 (8802), and the month H2320 which was turned H2015 (8738) unto them from sorrow H3015 to joy H8057, and from mourning H60 into a good H2896 day H3117: that they should make H6213 (8800) them days H3117 of feasting H4960 and joy H8057, and of sending H4916 portions H4490 one H376 to another H7453, and gifts H4979 to the poor H34.
[23] And the Jews H3064 undertook H6901 (8765) to do H6213 (8800) as they had begun H2490 (8689), and as Mordecai H4782 had written H3789 (8804) unto them;
[24] Because Haman H2001 the son H1121 of Hammedatha H4099, the Agagite H91, the enemy H6887 (8802) of all the Jews H3064, had devised H2803 (8804) against the Jews H3064 to destroy H6 (8763) them, and had cast H5307 (8689) Pur H6332, that [is], the lot H1486, to consume H2000 (8800) them, and to destroy H6 (8763) them;
[25] But when [Esther] came H935 (8800) before H6440 the king H4428, he commanded H559 (8804) by letters H5612 that his wicked H7451 device H4284, which he devised H2803 (8804) against the Jews H3064, should return H7725 (8799) upon his own head H7218, and that he and his sons H1121 should be hanged H8518 (8804) on the gallows H6086.
[26] Wherefore they called H7121 (8804) these days H3117 Purim H6332 after the name H8034 of Pur H6332. Therefore for all the words H1697 of this letter H107, and [of that] which they had seen H7200 (8804) concerning this matter H3602, and which had come H5060 (8689) unto them,
[27] The Jews H3064 ordained H6965 (8765), and took H6901 (8765) upon them, and upon their seed H2233, and upon all such as joined H3867 (8737) themselves unto them, so as it should not fail H5674 (8799), that they would keep H6213 (8802) these two H8147 days H3117 according to their writing H3791, and according to their [appointed] time H2165 every year H8141 H8141;
[28] And [that] these days H3117 [should be] remembered H2142 (8737) and kept H6213 (8737) throughout H1755 every generation H1755, every family H4940, every province H4082, and every city H5892; and [that] these days H3117 of Purim H6332 should not fail H5674 (8799) from among H8432 the Jews H3064, nor the memorial H2143 of them perish H5486 (8799) from their seed H2233.
[29] Then Esther H635 the queen H4436, the daughter H1323 of Abihail H32, and Mordecai H4782 the Jew H3064, wrote H3789 (8799) with all authority H8633, to confirm H6965 (8763) this second H8145 letter H107 of Purim H6332.
[30] And he sent H7971 (8799) the letters H5612 unto all the Jews H3064, to the hundred H3967 twenty H6242 and seven H7651 provinces H4082 of the kingdom H4438 of Ahasuerus H325, [with] words H1697 of peace H7965 and truth H571,
[31] To confirm H6965 (8763) these days H3117 of Purim H6332 in their times H2165 [appointed], according as Mordecai H4782 the Jew H3064 and Esther H635 the queen H4436 had enjoined H6965 (8765) them, and as they had decreed H6965 (8765) for themselves H5315 and for their seed H2233, the matters H1697 of the fastings H6685 and their cry H2201.
[32] And the decree H3982 of Esther H635 confirmed H6965 (8765) these matters H1697 of Purim H6332; and it was written H3789 (8737) in the book H5612.

Young’s Literal Translation

Esther 9 (YLT)

[1] And in the twelfth month-it is the month of Adar-on the thirteenth day of it, in which the word of the king, even his law, hath come to be done, in the day that the enemies of the Jews had hoped to rule over them, and it is turned that the Jews rule over those hating them-
[2] the Jews have been assembled in their cities, in all provinces of the king Ahasuerus, to put forth a hand on those seeking their evil, and no man hath stood in their presence, for their fear hath fallen on all the peoples.
[3] And all heads of the provinces, and the lieutenants, and the governors, and those doing the work that the king hath, are lifting up the Jews, for a fear of Mordecai hath fallen upon them;
[4] for great is Mordecai in the house of the king, and his fame is going into all the provinces, for the man Mordecai is going on and becoming great.
[5] And the Jews smite among all their enemies-a smiting of the sword, and slaughter, and destruction-and do with those hating them according to their pleasure,
[6] and in Shushan the palace have the Jews slain and destroyed five hundred men;
[7] and Parshandatha, and Dalphon, and Aspatha,
[8] and Poratha, and Adalia, and Aridatha,
[9] and Parmashta, and Arisai, and Aridai, and Vajezatha,
[10] ten sons of Haman son of Hammedatha, adversary of the Jews, they have slain, and on the prey they have not put forth their hand.
[11] On that day hath come the number of the slain in Shushan the palace before the king,
[12] and the king saith to Esther the queen, ‘In Shushan the palace have the Jews slain and destroyed five hundred men, and the ten sons of Haman; in the rest of the provinces of the king what have they done? and what is thy petition? and it is given to thee; and what thy request again? and it is done.’
[13] And Esther saith, ‘If to the king it be good, let it be given also to-morrow, to the Jews who are in Shushan, to do according to the law of to-day; and the ten sons of Haman they hang on the tree.’
[14] And the king saith?’to be done so;’ and a law is given in Shushan, and the ten sons of Haman they have hanged.
[15] And the Jews who are in Shushan are assembled also on the fourteenth day of the month of Adar, and they slay in Shushan three hundred men, and on the prey they have not put forth their hand.
[16] And the rest of the Jews, who are in the provinces of the king, have been assembled, even to stand for their life, and to rest from their enemies, and to slay among those hating them five and seventy thousand, and on the prey they have not put forth their hand;
[17] on the thirteenth day of the month of Adar, even to rest on the fourteenth of it, and to make it a day of banquet and of joy.
[18] And the Jews who are in Shushan have been assembled, on the thirteenth day of it, and on the fourteenth of it, even to rest on the fifteenth of it, and to make it a day of banquet and of joy.
[19] Therefore the Jews of the villages, who are dwelling in cities of the villages, are making the fourteenth day of the month of Adar-joy and banquet, and a good day, and of sending portions one to another.
[20] And Mordecai writeth these things, and sendeth letters unto all the Jews who are in all provinces of the king Ahasuerus, who are near and who are far off,
[21] to establish on them, to be keeping the fourteenth day of the month of Adar, and the fifteenth day of it, in every year and year,
[22] as days on which the Jews have rested from their enemies, and the month that hath been turned to them from sorrow to joy, and from mourning to a good day, to make them days of banquet and of joy, and of sending portions one to another, and gifts to the needy.
[23] And the Jews have received that which they had begun to do, and that which Mordecai hath written unto them,
[24] because Haman son of Hammedatha the Agagite, adversary of all the Jews, had devised concerning the Jews to destroy them, and had caused to fall Pur-that is the lot-to crush them and to destroy them;
[25] and in her coming in before the king, he said with the letter, ‘Let his evil device that he devised against the Jews turn back upon his own head,’ and they have hanged him and his sons on the tree,
[26] therefore they have called these days Purim-by the name of the lot-therefore, because of all the words of this letter, and what they have seen concerning this, and what hath come unto them,
[27] the Jews have established and received upon them, and upon their seed, and upon all those joined unto them, and it doth not pass away, to be keeping these two days according to their writing, and according to their season, in every year and year;
[28] and these days are remembered and kept in every generation and generation, family and family, province and province, and city and city, and these days of Purim do not pass away from the midst of the Jews, and their memorial is not ended from their seed.
[29] And Esther the queen, daughter of Abihail, writeth, and Mordecai the Jew, with all might, to establish this second letter of Purim,
[30] and he sendeth letters unto all the Jews, unto the seven and twenty and a hundred provinces of the kingdom of Ahasuerus-words of peace and truth-
[31] to establish these days of Purim, in their seasons, as Mordecai the Jew hath established on them, and Esther the queen, and as they had established on themselves, and on their seed-matters of the fastings, and of their cry.
[32] And a saying of Esther hath established these matters of Purim, and it is written in the Book.