In those days, as King Ahasuerus sat on his royal throne in Susa
On that same day the number of those killed in Susa the citadel was brought to the king’s attention.
So the king issued orders for this to be done. A law was passed in Susa, and the ten sons of Haman were hanged.
The Jews who were in Susa then assembled on the fourteenth day of the month of Adar, and they killed three hundred men in Susa. But they did not confiscate their property.
Now there happened to be a Jewish man in Susa the citadel whose name was Mordecai.
The couriers who were riding the royal horses went forth with the king’s edict without delay.
When those days
He also gave him a written copy of the law that had been disseminated
Then the king said to Queen Esther, “In Susa the citadel the Jews have killed and destroyed five hundred men and the ten sons of Haman! What then have they done in the rest of the king’s provinces? What is your request? It shall be given to you. What other petition do you have? It shall be done.”
Esther replied, “If the king is so inclined, let the Jews who are in Susa be permitted to act tomorrow also according to today’s law, and let them hang the ten sons of Haman on the gallows.”
But the Jews who were in Susa assembled on the thirteenth and fourteenth days, and rested on the fifteenth, making it a day for banqueting and happiness.
“Go, assemble all the Jews who are found in Susa and fast in my behalf. Don’t eat and don’t drink for three days, night or day. My female attendants and I