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reigned from India unto Ethiopia, over a hundred and seven and twenty
in the third year of his reign he made a feast unto all his princes and servantshe of Persia and Media, the
riches of his kingdom and the of his many days, even a hundred and fourscore days.
And when these days , the king made a feast unto all the people were in the , both unto great and small, seven days in the court of the garden the kings palace
white, and fastened with cords of linen and silver rings, pillars of arble. The were of gold and silver upon a pavement of and black arble.
And drink in vessels of gold vesselnd wine according to the of the king.
all the officers of his house that
for the women in the Ahasuerus.
n the seventh day when the king was merry wine, he commanded Mehuman, Btha, Harbona, , Abagtha, Zthar, and Carcas, the seven chamberlains served in the presence of Ahasuerus,
to the queen with the crown ral, show the people and the princes her for she was .
But the queen Vashti come at the kings by his chamberlains. was the king very wroth, and his in him.
the king to the wise men law and judgment
and the next unto him were Carsena, Sethar, Admatha, , Mres, Marsna, and Mmucan, the seven princes of Persia and , saw the kings face and sat in the kingdom
before the king and the princes: the queen hath not done the king but also all the princes and all the people in all the of ing Ahasuerus
or this deed of the queen shall come abroad unto all women, so that they shall despise their husbands their eyes, shall ing Ahasuerus commanded Vashti the queen to before him, but she not.
shall the Persia and Media say unto all the kings princes, hear of th deed of the queenhus shall there arise and wrath.
If it please the king, let there go a commandment from him, and let it be written the law of the Persians and not that Vashti come no more before ing Ahasuerus and let the king give unto another is better than she.
And the which shall be published throughout all his empire ( is great) all wives their husbands honor, both great and small.
pleased the king and the princes, and the king did according to the word of Mmucan.
letters into all the kings , into every according to the writing
thereof, and to every people their language, that every man should be in his own housend be the language of people.
After these when the of ing Ahasuerus was he Vashti what she had done, and what was her.
Then said the kings servantsLet there be fair young virgins sought for the king
and let the king appoint in all the of his , that they may together all fair young virgins unto the
pleaseth the king be queen Vashti pleased the king, and he did so.
n the there was a Jew whose name was , the son of Jair, the son of Smei, the son of , ,
carried away from Jerusalem the king of carried away
nd he (that is Esther) his uncles daughter for she had neither father nor mother, and and beautiful when her father and mother , his own daughter.
when the kings commandment and , and many were together unto the under the of , Esther was also unto the kings house the of , keeper of the women
nd the pleased him, and she in the house of women.
Esther not her people nor her kindred for had charged her that she should not it.
And walked every day before the court of the womens know how Esther did and what should become of her.
Ahasuerus, after she had been twelve months six months with , and six months with
given her to go with her out of the unto
the second house of women the of the kings chamberlain, kept the concubines. he cme in unto the king no more the king and called by name.
Now when the of Esther the daughter of Abihail uncle had his daughter come the king, she nothing but what the kings chamberlain the keeper of the women, .And Esther favor in the sight of all looked upon her.
Esther was taken unto ing Ahasuerus house in the tenth month, which is Tebeth, in the seventh year of his reign.
And the king loved Esther above all the women, and she grace and in his sight all the virgins he set the crown upon her head, and made her queen instead of Vashti.
the king made a great feast unto all his princes and his servants,
And when the virgins were gathered together the second time,
for Esther did the
gate, two of the kings chamberlains, and kept the door, were wroth and sought to lay hands on ing Ahasuerus
the king thereof in name.
And when inquisition was made, it was found . they were both
hanged on a tree and it was written in the hronicles before the king.
After these did ing promote Haman the son of the Agagite, and him and set his seat above all the princes were with him.
And all the kings servants were in the gate bowed and reverenced Haman for the king had so commanded. But
were in the kings gate, said unto Why transgressest thou the kings commandment?
when they daily unto him and he them they told Haman see whether would for he had told them that he was a Jew.
And when Haman saw that
to lay hands for they had show him the of sought to destroy all the
In the first month that is the month Nisan in the twelfth year of ing Ahasuerus they cast (that is lot) before Haman, day and month the twelfth month, that is, the month Adar.
And Haman said unto ing AhasuerusThere is a people scattered abroad and dispersed among people in all of thy and their profit to suffer them.
If it please the king, let that they may be destroyed and will ten thousand talents of silver the hands of
his ring from his hand, and gave it unto Haman the son of the Agagite, the enemy.
And the king said unto Haman silver given thee, th people also, to do with a thee.
Then were the kings scribes called on the thirteenth day of the first month, and there was written according Haman commanded unto the kings , and to the , and to the rulers of every people every according to the writing , and sealed with the kings ring.
And the were sent by posts all the kings , to , to kill, and to all Jews, both young and old, children and women in one day, upon the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, which is the month Adar and to spoil the
of the writing, be a commandment in , published unto all people, that they should be ready against day.
he posts went
perceived all that was done, rent his clothes and put on ashes, and went out into the midst of the city and cried loud and ,
and came before the kings gate for might enter the kings gate
, there was great among the and many lay in sackcloth and ashes.
So Esthers and her chamberlains came and told it her. Then was the queen exceedingly nd she sent raiment
Then called Esther one of the kings chamberlains her and gave him a commandment to , know what it and
Hathah went forth to unto the street of the city which was before the
told him of all that had happened unto him, and of the sum of that Haman had promised to the kings the Jews, to destroy them.
he gave him the copy of the that was at to destroy them, show it unto Esther, and to charge her that she should go in unto the king make supplication unto him for her people.
And Hathah came and told Esther the words of
and the people of the know that whosoever, whether man or woman, is not called, hold out the golden scepter, that he may live. I have not been called to come in the king thirty days.
holdest thy peace at this time, then shall the and deliverance another place, thou and thy fathers house shall be destroyed. And who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for
Esther bade this answer:
Go, gather together all the Jews are , and fast ye for me will fast likewisend so will I go in the king to the if I perish, I perish.
So went his way, and did all that Esther had commanded him.
on the third day Esther on her royal apparel and stood in the inner court of the kings the kings housend the king sat upon his royal in the the gate of the house.
And when the king saw Esther the queen standing in the court, she in his sightnd the king held out the golden scepter in his hand. So Esther and touched the top of the scepter.
Then said the king unto herWhat wi thouueen Esther? nd what ? even to the half of the
nd Esther If it the king, let the king and Haman come this day unto the banquet that I have prepared.
king saidCause Haman to make haste, that he may do as Esther hath said. the king and Haman came to the banquet that Esther had prepared
the king said unto Esther at the banquet of wine, is thy petition? nd it shall be thee. tven the half of the it shall be .
Then answered Esther and saidMy petition and is
f I have found in the sight of the king, and if it please the king to my petition and to my request, let the king and Haman come to the banquet that I shall prepare for them, and will do tomorrow as the king hath said.
Then went Haman forth day joyful and when saw in the kings gate, that he stood not up him, he was full of indignation .
Nevertheless refrained himself and when he came home, he sent and called for his friends and his wife
told them of the glory of his riches and the multitude of his children all the king had promoted him, and how he above the princes and servants of the king.
Haman said moreoverYea Esther the queen let no man come with the king unto the banquet that she had prepared, and tomorrow am I unto her also with the king.
all this long as I see the Jew sitting at the kings gate.
Then said his wife and all his friends unto himLet a gallows of fifty cubits
high, and tomorrow speak thou unto the king, that may be hanged
thou merrily with the king unto the banquet.
and he commanded to bring the hronicles and they were read before the king
to lay hands on ing Ahasuerus.
And the king saidWhat and done to ? Then said the kings servants ministered unto him, here is nothing done for him.
And the king saidWho is in the court? speak unto the king to hang on the that he had prepared for him.
And the kings servants said unto himehold, Haman standeth in the court.he king saidet him come in.
Haman came in the king said unto himhat shall be done unto the man whom the king ? Haman thought in his hearthom the king
which the king useth to wear and the horse that the king rideth upon, and the crown royal set upon his head.
And let this and horse be delivered the hand of one of the princes, that may array the man whom the king honor and him through the street of the city, and proclaim before him: shall it be done to man whom the king
haste, and take the and the horse and do even so the Jew sitteth the kings gateet nothing fail of all that thou hast spoken.
Then Haman the and the horse, and arrayed and brought him on horseback through the street of the city, and proclaimed before him shall it be done unto man whom the king to honor
And came again to the kings gate
his wife and all his friends every thing that had him. Then said his wise men and his wife unto himIf be of the seed of the Jews, before whom thou hast begun to fall, thou him, but shalt fall before him.
hile they were yet talking with him, the kings chamberlains and
Haman unto the banquet that Esther had prepared.
the king and Haman came to banquet Esther
the king said unto Esther on the second day at the banquet of wineWhat is thy petition
Esther the queen answered and saidIf I have found in thy sight, O king and if it please the king, my life at my and my people my
or we are sold, I and my people to be destroyed, to be slain and to perish. we sold bondmen and bondwomen, would hld my tongue,
presume in his to do
Esther saidThe is this wicked Haman. afraid before the king and the queen.
And the king from the banquet wine in his went the palace gardennd Haman stood up for his life for he saw that there was
Then said the king
Behold, I have given Esther the house of Haman, and him have hanged upon because he laid hand upon the Jews.
Write ye for the Jews, as it you in the kings name, and seal it with the kings ring for the written in the kings name and sealed with the kings ring no man
Then were the kings scribes called at time in the third monththat is the month Sivan, on the three and twentieth day it was written according to the writing thereof unto every people their , and to the Jews according to their writing and language.
the king granted the were to gather themselves together and to stand for their life to destroy all the power of the people and that would them, and women, and to spoil
upon one day in all the of ing Ahasuerus, namely upon the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, which is the month Adar.
The of the writing a commandment given in published unto all people, that the Jews should be ready against that day to avenge themselves on their enemies.
the posts rode upon
the king in royal apparel of and white, and with a great crown of gold with a garment of linen and purple and the city of rejoiced and was glad
he Jews light and gladness, and joy and .
And in many of the people of the land
became , for the fear of the Jews upon them.
the twelfth monththat is the month Adar the thirteenth day, the commandment and be , the day that the enemies
together in their cities all the of ing Ahasuerus to lay hand on such as the and no man could withstand them for the fear of them all people.
And all the rulers the , and
was great in the kings house, and
smote all their enemies with
and destroyed five hundred men
the ten sons of Haman the son of the enemy of the but on they lad hand.
th the number of those were slain the .
And the king said unto EstherThe Jews have slain and destroyed five hundred men the , and the ten sons of Haman What they do in the of the ? hat is thy petition
If it please the king, let the Jews tomorrow also according unto this
gathered themselves together the fourteenth day of the month Adar, and slew three hundred men at but on they laid hand.
the other in the kings together and stood for their lives, and rest from their enemies and slew of their
the thirteenth day of the month Adar, and on the fourteenth day of the same rested, a day of feasting and gladness.
But the Jews were together on the thirteenth day and on the fourteenth and on the fifteenth day they rested and a day of feasting and gladness.
Therefore the Jews the villages unwalled towns the fourteenth day of the month Adar a day of
unto all the Jews were in all the of ing Ahasuerus, both and far,
that they should the fourteenth day of the month Adar,
as the days wherein the rest from their enemies, and month was turned sorrow to that they should days of
Haman the son of against the
upon his own head, and he and his sons hanged on the
they called day Purim after the name of , all the words of this
and took upon them and their seed and upon all such as joined themselves unto them, that they would these two days
the memorial of them perish their seed.
queen the daughter of Abihail and the Jew wrote with all authority to confirm this second of
nd sent the letters unto all the Jews, the hundred and seven of the of Ahasuerus, with and
to confirm these days of in their time appointed, according as the Jew and the queen had of the
Ahasuerus laid tribute upon the land and upon the sles of the sea.
all the of his power and , and the of which the king him, written in the hronicles of the kings of Media and Persia
For the Jew was next unto ing Ahasuerus, and great among the and accepted the multitude of his brethren, the of his people and