For the Jews there was radiant happiness and joyous honor.
Mordecai the Jew was second only to King Ahasuerus. He was the highest-ranking
Throughout each and every province where the king’s edict and law were announced
“Don’t imagine that because you are part of the king’s household you will be the one Jew
The king thereby allowed the Jews who were in every city to assemble and to stand up for themselves – to destroy, to kill, and to annihilate any army of whatever people or province that should become their adversaries, including their women and children,
Throughout every province and throughout every city where the king’s edict and his law arrived, the Jews experienced happiness and joy, banquets and holidays. Many of the resident peoples
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.”