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Esther 9

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1 In the twelfth month, that is, in the month of Adar, on the thirteenth day of him, at which time it was time to fulfill the command of the king and his decree, on that day when the enemies of the Jews hoped to take power over them, but it turned out that the Jews themselves took power over the enemies by my own, -
2 the Jews gathered in their cities in all the provinces of King Artaxerxes, to lay a hand on their depositors; and no one could resist them, because the fear of them attacked all nations.
3 And all the princes in the regions, and satraps, and regional governors, and executors of the affairs of the king supported the Jews, because the fear of Mordecai attacked them.
4 For Mordecai was great in the king’s house, and his fame went to all areas, since this man, Mordecai, rose higher and higher.
5 And the Jews beat all their enemies, beating with the sword, killing and destroying, and acted with their enemies of their own free will.
6 In Susa, the throne city, the Jews slew and killed five hundred people;
7 and Parshandaf and Dalfon and Asfafu,
eight and Poraf and Adalya and Aridaf,
nine and Parmashfu and Arisay and Aridaya and Vayesafu, -
ten the ten sons of Haman, the son of Amadath, the enemy of the Jews, they killed, but they did not stretch out their hands for plunder.
eleven On the same day the king was informed of the number of those killed in Susa, the patron city.
12 And the king said to the queen Esther: in Susa, the throne city, the Jews slew and slew five hundred men and ten sons of Haman; what did they do in other areas of the king? What is your desire? and it will be satisfied. And what else is your request? she will be executed.
13 And Esther said: if the king were pleased, then it would be allowed for the Jews, who in Susa, to do the same tomorrow as today, and let the ten sons of Amanov be hanged on a tree.
fourteen And the king ordered to do so; and a decree was given in Susa, and the ten sons of the Amanites were hanged.
fifteen And the Jews gathered in Susa, also on the fourteenth day of the month of Adar, and killed three hundred people in Susa, but they did not stretch out their hands for plunder.
16 And the other Jews who were in the king’s provinces gathered to defend their lives and be rested from their enemies, and killed seventy-five thousand from their enemies, but did not stretch out their hands to plunder.
17 [It was] on the thirteenth day of the month of Adar; and on the fourteenth day of the same month they calmed down and made it a day of feast and joy.
18 The Jews, who were in Susa, gathered on his thirteenth day and on his fourteenth day, and on the fifteenth day he calmed down and made him a day of feast and joy.
19 Therefore, rural Jews, living in open villages, spend the fourteenth day of the month of Adar in fun and feast, like a holiday, sending gifts to each other.

20 And Mordecai described these incidents and sent letters to all the Jews who are in the regions of King Artaxerxes, to the near and far,
21 [about] that they establish every year the celebration of the fourteenth day of the month of Adar and his fifteenth day,
22 like such days in which the Jews became repose of their enemies, and [like] such a month in which their sadness turned into joy, and lamentation - on a festive day - so that they would make them days of feasting and fun, sending gifts to a friend friend and alms to the poor.
23 And the Jews accepted what they themselves had already begun to do, and about which Mordecai wrote to them,
24 how Haman, the son of Amadath, the Bogeyman, the enemy of all the Jews, thought to destroy the Jews and threw pur, [lot] on the destruction and destruction of them,
25 and how Esther came to the king, and how the king ordered in a new letter that the evil plan of Haman, which he planned for the Jews, would turn on his head, and that he and his sons should be hanged on a tree.
26 Therefore, they called these days Purim, on behalf of: pur. Therefore, in accordance with all the words of this letter and with what they themselves saw and what it came to them,
27 the Jews ruled and took upon themselves both their children and everyone joining them, invariably, to celebrate these two days, according to the order about them and at their own time, every year;
28 and that these days be remembered and celebrated in all births in every tribe, in every region and in every city; and lest these days of Purim be abolished among the Jews, and the memory of them should not fade among their children.
29th Queen Esther, daughter of Abihail, and Mordecai the Judean also wrote with all the insistence that they should fulfill this new letter about Purim;
thirty and they sent letters to all the Jews in one hundred and twenty-seven regions of the kingdom of Artaxerxes with the words of peace and truth,
31 so that they would firmly observe these Purim days in due time, which Mordecai the Judean and Queen Esther set upon them, and how they themselves appointed them for themselves and for their children in the days of worship and cries.
32 So the command of Esther confirmed this word about Purim, and it is inscribed in the book.

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