Letters were sent by the runners to all the king’s provinces stating that 1 they should destroy, kill, and annihilate all the Jews, from youth to elderly, both women and children, 2 on a particular day, namely the thirteenth day 3 of the twelfth month (that is, the month of Adar), and to loot and plunder their possessions.
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1 tn The words “stating that” are not in the Hebrew text but have been supplied in the translation for clarity.
2 tn Heb “children and women.” The translation follows contemporary English idiom, which reverses the order.
3 tc The LXX does not include the words “on the thirteenth day.”