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 Esther 3:7 - 15
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   Book of Esther
   Chapter 3
3:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
In the twelfth year of King Xerxes, in the first month, the month of Nisan, they cast the (that is, the lot) in the presence of Haman to select a day and month. And the lot fell on F6 the twelfth month, the month of Adar.
 
3:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then Haman said to King Xerxes, "There is a certain people dispersed and scattered among the peoples in all the provinces of your kingdom whose customs are different from those of all other people and who do not obey the king's laws; it is not in the king's best interest to tolerate them.
 
3:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
If it pleases the king, let a decree be issued to destroy them, and I will put ten thousand talents F7 of silver into the royal treasury for the men who carry out this business."
 
3:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So the king took his signet ring from his finger and gave it to Haman son of Hammedatha, the Agagite, the enemy of the Jews.
 
3:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"Keep the money," the king said to Haman, "and do with the people as you please."
 
3:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then on the thirteenth day of the first month the royal secretaries were summoned. They wrote out in the script of each province and in the language of each people all Haman's orders to the king's satraps, the governors of the various provinces and the nobles of the various peoples. These were written in the name of King Xerxes himself and sealed with his own ring.
 
3:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Dispatches were sent by couriers to all the king's provinces with the order to destroy, kill and annihilate all the Jews - young and old, women and little children - on a single day, the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, the month of Adar, and to plunder their goods.
 
3:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
A copy of the text of the edict was to be issued as law in every province and made known to the people of every nationality so they would be ready for that day.
 
3:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Spurred on by the king's command, the couriers went out, and the edict was issued in the citadel of Susa. The king and Haman sat down to drink, but the city of Susa was bewildered.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F6 Septuagint; Hebrew does not have And the lot fell on.
F7 That is, about 375 tons (about 345 metric tons)

 
 

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