The king sent Jehudi to get the scroll. He went and got it from the room of Elishama, the royal secretary. Then he himself 1 read it to the king and all the officials who were standing around him.
Now there happened to be a Jewish man in Susa the citadel whose name was Mordecai. 1 He was the son of Jair, the son of Shimei, the son of Kish, a Benjaminite,
And after they had spoken to him day after day 1 without his paying any attention to them, they informed Haman to see whether this attitude on Mordecai’s part would be permitted. 2 Furthermore, he had disclosed to them that he was a Jew. 3
As soon as Jehudi had read three or four columns 1 of the scroll, the king 2 would cut them off with a penknife 3 and throw them on the fire in the firepot. He kept doing so until the whole scroll was burned up in the fire. 4
The Lord who rules over all says, ‘In those days ten people from all languages and nations will grasp hold of – indeed, grab – the robe of one Jew and say, “Let us go with you, for we have heard that God is with you.”’” 1
All the officials sent Jehudi, who was the son of Nethaniah and the grandson of Cushi, to Baruch. They ordered him to tell Baruch, “Come here and bring with you 1 the scroll you read in the hearing of the people.” 2 So Baruch son of Neriah went to them, carrying the scroll in his hand. 3