AfterH310 theseH428 thingsH1697 did kingH4428 AhasuerusH325 promoteH1431 HamanH2001 the sonH1121 of HammedathaH4099 the Agagite,H91 and advancedH5375 him, and setH7760 his seatH3678 aboveH5921 allH3605 the princesH8269 that were with him.
And allH3605 the king'sH4428 servants,H5650 that were in the king'sH4428 gate,H8179 bowed,H3766 and reverencedH7812 Haman:H2001 for the kingH4428 had soH3651 commandedH6680 concerning him. But MordecaiH4782 bowedH3766 not, norH3808 did him reverence.H7812
Then the king'sH4428 servants,H5650 whichH834 were in the king'sH4428 gate,H8179 saidH559 to Mordecai,H4782 WhyH4069 transgressH5674 you the king'sH4428 commandment?H4687
Now it cameH1961 to pass, when they spokeH559 dailyH3117 to him, and he listenedH8085 not to them, that they toldH5046 Haman,H2001 to seeH7200 whether Mordecai'sH4782 mattersH1697 would stand:H5975 for he had toldH5046 them that he was a Jew.H3064
And when HamanH2001 sawH7200 that MordecaiH4782 bowedH3766 not, nor did him reverence,H7812 then was HamanH2001 fullH4390 of wrath.H2534
And he thoughtH5869 scornH959 to layH7971 handsH3027 on MordecaiH4782 alone;H905 for they had showedH5046 him the peopleH5971 of Mordecai:H4782 why HamanH2001 soughtH1245 to destroyH8045 allH3605 the JewsH3064 that were throughout the wholeH3605 kingdomH4438 of Ahasuerus,H325 even the peopleH5971 of Mordecai.H4782
In the firstH7223 month,H2320 that is, the monthH2320 Nisan,H5212 in the twelfthH8147 H6240 yearH8141 of kingH4428 Ahasuerus,H325 they castH5307 Pur,H6332 that is, the lot,H1486 beforeH6440 HamanH2001 from dayH3117 to day,H3117 and from monthH2320 to month,H2320 to the twelfthH8147 H6240 month,H2320 that is, the month Adar.H143
And HamanH2001 saidH559 to kingH4428 Ahasuerus,H325 There is a certainH259 peopleH5971 scatteredH6340 abroadH6340 and dispersedH6504 amongH996 the peopleH5971 in allH3605 the provincesH4082 of your kingdom;H4438 and their lawsH1881 are diverseH8138 from allH3605 people;H5971 neitherH369 keepH6213 they the king'sH4428 laws:H1881 therefore it is not for the king'sH4428 profitH7737 to sufferH3240 them.
IfH518 it pleaseH2895 the king,H4428 let it be writtenH3789 that they may be destroyed:H6 and I will payH8254 tenH6235 thousandH505 talentsH3603 of silverH3701 to the handsH3027 of those that have the chargeH6213 of the business,H4399 to bringH935 it intoH413 the king'sH4428 treasuries.H1595
And the kingH4428 tookH5493 his ringH2885 from his hand,H3027 and gaveH5414 it to HamanH2001 the sonH1121 of HammedathaH4099 the Agagite,H91 the Jews'H3064 enemy.H6887
And the kingH4428 saidH559 to Haman,H2001 The silverH3701 is givenH5414 to you, the peopleH5971 also, to doH6213 with them as it seemsH5869 goodH2896 to you.
Then were the king'sH4428 scribesH5608 calledH7121 on the thirteenthH7969 H6240 dayH3117 of the firstH7223 month,H2320 and there was writtenH3789 according to allH3605 that HamanH2001 had commandedH6680 to the king'sH4428 lieutenants,H323 and to the governorsH6346 that were overH5921 every province,H4082 and to the rulersH8269 of every peopleH5971 of every provinceH4082 according to the writingH3791 thereof, and to every peopleH5971 after their language;H3956 in the nameH8034 of kingH4428 AhasuerusH325 was it written,H3789 and sealedH2856 with the king'sH4428 ring.H2885
And the lettersH5612 were sentH7971 by postsH7323 intoH413 allH3605 the king'sH4428 provinces,H4082 to destroy,H8045 to kill,H2026 and to cause to perish,H6 allH3605 Jews,H3064 both youngH5288 and old,H2205 littleH2945 childrenH2945 and women,H802 in oneH259 day,H3117 even on the thirteenthH7969 H6240 dayH3117 of the twelfthH8147 H6240 month,H2320 whichH1931 is the monthH2320 Adar,H143 and to take the spoilH7998 of them for a prey.H962
The copyH6572 of the writingH3791 for a commandmentH1881 to be givenH5414 in everyH3605 provinceH4082 was publishedH1540 to allH3605 people,H5971 that they should be readyH6264 against that day.H3117
The postsH7323 wentH3318 out, being hastenedH1765 by the king'sH4428 commandment,H1697 and the decreeH1881 was givenH5414 in ShushanH7800 the palace.H1002 And the kingH4428 and HamanH2001 satH3427 down to drink;H8354 but the cityH5892 ShushanH7800 was perplexed.H943