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Esther 3 :: Webster's Bible (WEB)

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Unchecked Copy BoxEst 3:1 - After these things 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 3:2 - And all the king's servants that were in the king's gate, bowed, and reverenced Haman; for the king had so commanded concerning him. But Mordecai bowed not, nor did him reverence.

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 3:3 - Then the king's servants who were in the king's gate, said to Mordecai, Why dost thou transgress the king's commandment?

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 3:4 - Now it came to pass, when they spoke daily to him, and he hearkened not to them, that they told Haman, to see whether Mordecai's matters would stand: for he had told them that he was a Jew.

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 3:5 - And when Haman saw that Mordecai bowed not, nor did him reverence, then was Haman full of wrath.

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 3:6 - And he scorned to lay hands on Mordecai alone; for they had shown him the people of Mordecai: wherefore Haman sought to destroy all the Jews that were throughout the whole kingdom of Ahasuerus, even the people of Mordecai.

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 3:7 - In the first month, (that is, the month Nisan,) in the twelfth year of king Ahasuerus, they cast 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 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 thy kingdom; and their laws are diverse from all people; neither keep they the king's laws: therefore it is not for the king's profit to suffer them.

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 3:9 - If it shall please the king, let it be written that they may be destroyed: and I will pay ten thousand talents of silver to the hands of those that have the charge of the business, to bring it into the king's treasuries.

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 3:11 - And the king said to Haman, The silver is given to thee, the people also, to do with them as it seemeth good to thee.

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 3:12 - Then were the king's scribes 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 the writing of it, and to every people after their language; in the name of king Ahasuerus was it written, and sealed with the king's ring.

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 3:13 - And the letters were sent by posts 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 upon the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, which is the month Adar, and to take the spoil of them for a prey.

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 3:14 - The copy of the writing for a commandment to be given in every province, was published to all people, that they should be ready against that day.

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 3:15 - The posts departed, being hastened by the king's commandment, 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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The Webster Bible was translated by Noah Webster in 1833 in order to bring the language of the bible up to date. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.

 
 
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