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 Esther 9:1 - 17
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   Book of Esther
   Chapter 9
9:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
On the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, the month of Adar, the edict commanded by the king was to be carried out. On this day the enemies of the Jews had hoped to overpower them, but now the tables were turned and the Jews got the upper hand over those who hated them.
 
9:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The Jews assembled in their cities in all the provinces of King Xerxes to attack those seeking their destruction. No one could stand against them, because the people of all the other nationalities were afraid of them.
 
9:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
And all the nobles of the provinces, the satraps, the governors and the king's administrators helped the Jews, because fear of Mordecai had seized them.
 
9:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Mordecai was prominent in the palace; his reputation spread throughout the provinces, and he became more and more powerful.
 
9:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The Jews struck down all their enemies with the sword, killing and destroying them, and they did what they pleased to those who hated them.
 
9:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
In the citadel of Susa, the Jews killed and destroyed five hundred men.
 
9:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
They also killed Parshandatha, Dalphon, Aspatha,
 
9:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Poratha, Adalia, Aridatha,
 
9:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Parmashta, Arisai, Aridai and Vaizatha,
 
9:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
the ten sons of Haman son of Hammedatha, the enemy of the Jews. But they did not lay their hands on the plunder.
 
9:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The number of those slain in the citadel of Susa was reported to the king that same day.
 
9:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The king said to Queen Esther, "The Jews have killed and destroyed five hundred men and the ten sons of Haman in the citadel of Susa. What have they done in the rest of the king's provinces? Now what is your petition? It will be given you. What is your request? It will also be granted."
 
9:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"If it pleases the king," Esther answered, "give the Jews in Susa permission to carry out this day's edict tomorrow also, and let Haman's ten sons be hanged on gallows."
 
9:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So the king commanded that this be done. An edict was issued in Susa, and they hanged the ten sons of Haman.
 
9:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The Jews in Susa came together on the fourteenth day of the month of Adar, and they put to death in Susa three hundred men, but they did not lay their hands on the plunder.
 
9:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Meanwhile, the remainder of the Jews who were in the king's provinces also assembled to protect themselves and get relief from their enemies. They killed seventy-five thousand of them but did not lay their hands on the plunder.
 
9:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
This happened on the thirteenth day of the month of Adar, and on the fourteenth they rested and made it a day of feasting and joy.
 
 

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