King James Bible
And Esther spake17 yet again55 before the king, and fell down4 at his feet, and besought101 him with tears4 to put away53 the mischief of Haman the Agagite, and his device that he had devised1 against the Jews.
And said,4 If it please the king, and if I have found1 favour in his sight, and the thing [seem] right1 before the king, and I [be] pleasing in his eyes, let it be written11 to reverse53 the letters devised by Haman the son of Hammedatha the Agagite, which he wrote1 to destroy15 the Jews which [are] in all the king's provinces:
Then the king Ahasuerus said4 unto Esther the queen and to Mordecai the Jew, Behold, I have given1 Esther the house of Haman, and him they have hanged1 upon the gallows, because he laid1 his hand upon the Jews.
Write3 ye also for the Jews, as it liketh you, in the king's name, and seal3 [it] with the king's ring: for the writing which is written12 in the king's name, and sealed12 with the king's ring, may no man reverse.53
Then were the king's scribes6 called11 at that time in the third month, that [is], the month Sivan, on the three and twentieth [day] thereof; and it was written11 according to all that Mordecai commanded14 unto the Jews, and to the lieutenants, and the deputies and rulers of the provinces which [are] from India unto Ethiopia, an hundred twenty and seven provinces, unto every province 4082 according to the writing thereof, and unto every people 5971 after their language, and to the Jews according to their writing, and according to their language.
Wherein the king granted1 the Jews which [were] in every city 5892 to gather themselves together,9 and to stand2 for their life, to destroy,53 to slay,2 and to cause to perish,15 all the power of the people and province that would assault6 them, [both] little ones and women, and [to take] the spoil of them for a prey,2
The copy of the writing for a commandment to be given9 in every province 4082 [was] published7 unto all people, and that the Jews should be ready 6259 against that day to avenge9 themselves on their enemies.6
And Mordecai went out1 from the presence of the king in royal apparel of blue and white, and with a great crown of gold, and with a garment of fine linen and purple: and the city of Shushan rejoiced1 and was glad.
And in every province, 4082 and in every city, 5892 whithersoever the king's commandment and his decree came,56 the Jews had joy and gladness, a feast and a good day. And many of the people of the land became Jews;102 for the fear of the Jews fell1 upon them.
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