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Esther Chapter 3

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Haman seeks revenge


3:1 After these things did king Ahasuerus promoted Haman the son of Hammedatha the Agagite, and advanced him, and set his seat above all the princes that were with him.
3:2 And all the king’s servants, that were in the king’s gate were bowing, and worshiping Haman: for the king had so commanded for him. But Mordecaiמָרְדְּכַי
Transliteration:mārdᵊḵay Pronunciation; mor-dek-ah’-ee “little man” or “worshipper of Mars” cousin and adoptive father of queen Esther; son of Jair of the tribe of Benjamin; deliverer under Divine providence of the children of Israel from the destruction plotted by Haman the chief minister of Ahasuerus; institutor of the feast of Purim For more info click here
didn’t bow, or worship him.
3:3 Then the king’s servants, which were in the king’s gate, said to Mordecaiמָרְדְּכַי
Transliteration:mārdᵊḵay Pronunciation; mor-dek-ah’-ee “little man” or “worshipper of Mars” cousin and adoptive father of queen Esther; son of Jair of the tribe of Benjamin; deliverer under Divine providence of the children of Israel from the destruction plotted by Haman the chief minister of Ahasuerus; institutor of the feast of Purim For more info click here
, Why do you disobey you the king’s command?
3:4 Now it so, happened, when they spoke daily to him, and he didn’t listen to them, that they told Haman, to see if Mordecaiמָרְדְּכַי
Transliteration:mārdᵊḵay Pronunciation; mor-dek-ah’-ee “little man” or “worshipper of Mars” cousin and adoptive father of queen Esther; son of Jair of the tribe of Benjamin; deliverer under Divine providence of the children of Israel from the destruction plotted by Haman the chief minister of Ahasuerus; institutor of the feast of Purim For more info click here
‘s matters would stand. Because he had told them that he was a Jew.
3:5 And when Haman saw that Mordecaiמָרְדְּכַי
Transliteration:mārdᵊḵay Pronunciation; mor-dek-ah’-ee “little man” or “worshipper of Mars” cousin and adoptive father of queen Esther; son of Jair of the tribe of Benjamin; deliverer under Divine providence of the children of Israel from the destruction plotted by Haman the chief minister of Ahasuerus; institutor of the feast of Purim For more info click here
didn’t bow, or worship him, then was Haman filled with fury.
3:6 And he disdained to lay hands on Mordecaiמָרְדְּכַי
Transliteration:mārdᵊḵay Pronunciation; mor-dek-ah’-ee “little man” or “worshipper of Mars” cousin and adoptive father of queen Esther; son of Jair of the tribe of Benjamin; deliverer under Divine providence of the children of Israel from the destruction plotted by Haman the chief minister of Ahasuerus; institutor of the feast of Purim For more info click here
alone; because they had revealed to him the Mordecaiמָרְדְּכַי
Transliteration:mārdᵊḵay Pronunciation; mor-dek-ah’-ee “little man” or “worshipper of Mars” cousin and adoptive father of queen Esther; son of Jair of the tribe of Benjamin; deliverer under Divine providence of the children of Israel from the destruction plotted by Haman the chief minister of Ahasuerus; institutor of the feast of Purim For more info click here
‘s people. And Haman sought to destroy all the Jews who were throughout the whole kingdom of Ahasuerus, even the people of Mordecaiמָרְדְּכַי
Transliteration:mārdᵊḵay Pronunciation; mor-dek-ah’-ee “little man” or “worshipper of Mars” cousin and adoptive father of queen Esther; son of Jair of the tribe of Benjamin; deliverer under Divine providence of the children of Israel from the destruction plotted by Haman the chief minister of Ahasuerus; institutor of the feast of Purim For more info click here
.
3:7 In the first month, that is, the month Nisan, in the twelfth year of king Ahasuerus, they made fall Pur, that is, the lot, before Haman from day to day, and from month to month, to the twelfth month, that is, the month Adar.

Haman obtains a murderous decree


3:8 And Haman said to king Ahasuerus, There is a certain people scattered abroad and dispersed among the people in all the provinces of your kingdom; and their laws are different from all people; and
they aren’t keeping the laws of the king : so it isn’t for the king’s gain to let them alone.
3:9 If it please the king, let it be written to destroy them: and I will pay ten thousand talents The Biblical weight of a talent is equal to approximately 34 kilograms or 74.96lbs of silver to the hands of those who do the work, to bring it into the king’s treasuries.
3:10 And the king took his ring from his hand, and gave it to Haman the son of Hammedatha the Agagite, the Jews’ enemy.
3:11 And the king said to Haman, The silver is given to you,
also the people , to do with them as it seems good to you.
3:12 Then
the king’s scribes were called on the thirteenth day of the first month, and there was written according to all that Haman had commanded to the king’s lieutenants, and to the governors that were over every province, and to the rulers of every people of every province according to its writing, and to every people according their language. It was written in the name of king Ahasuerus, and sealed with the king’s ring.
3:13 And the documents were sent by runners into all the king’s provinces, to destroy, to kill, and to cause to perish, all Jews, both young and old, little children and women, in one day, even on the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, which is the month Adar, and to take the what they owned for a prize.
3:14 The copy of the writing to be given as law in every province was published to all people, to be ready for that day.
3:15 The runners went out, being hurried by the king’s word, and the decree was given in Shushan the palace. And the king and Haman sat down to drink; but the city Shushan was perplexed.

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