King James Bible
Now it came to pass, when they spake2 daily 3117 unto him, and he hearkened1 not unto them, that they told55 Haman, to see2 whether Mordecai's matters would stand:4 for he had told52 them that he [was] a Jew.
And he thought scorn4 to lay2 hands on Mordecai alone; for they had shewed52 him the people of Mordecai: wherefore Haman sought17 to destroy53 all the Jews that [were] throughout the whole kingdom of Ahasuerus, [even] the people of Mordecai.
In the first month, that [is], the month Nisan, in the twelfth 6240 year of king Ahasuerus, they cast52 Pur, that [is], the lot, before Haman from day to day, and from month to month, [to] the twelfth 6240 [month], that [is], the month Adar.
And Haman said4 unto king Ahasuerus, There is a certain people scattered abroad30 and dispersed30 among the people in all the provinces of thy kingdom; and their laws [are] diverse6 from all people; neither keep6 they the king's laws: therefore it [is] not for the king's profit6 to suffer53 them.
If it please1 the king, let it be written11 that they may be destroyed:15 and I will pay4 ten thousand talents of silver to the hands of those that have the charge6 of the business, to bring53 [it] into the king's treasuries.
Then were the king's scribes6 called11 on the thirteenth 6240 day of the first month, and there was written11 according to all that Haman had commanded14 unto the king's lieutenants, and to the governors that [were] over every province, 4082 and to the rulers of every people 5971 of every province 4082 according to the writing thereof, and [to] every people 5971 after their language; in the name of king Ahasuerus was it written,12 and sealed8 with the king's ring.
And the letters were sent9 by posts5 into all the king's provinces, to destroy,53 to kill,2 and to cause to perish,15 all Jews, both young and old, little children and women, in one day, [even] upon the thirteenth 6240 [day] of the twelfth 6240 month, which is the month Adar, and [to take] the spoil of them for a prey.2
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