King James Bible
Now in the twelfth 6240 month, that [is], the month Adar, on the thirteenth 6240 day of the same, when the king's commandment and his decree drew near52 to be put in execution,9 in the day that the enemies6 of the Jews hoped14 to have power2 over them, (though it was turned9 to the contrary, that the Jews had rule4 over them that hated6 them;)
The Jews gathered themselves together8 in their cities throughout all the provinces of the king Ahasuerus, to lay2 hand on such as sought18 their hurt: and no man could withstand1 6440 them; for the fear of them fell1 upon all people.
And the king said4 unto Esther the queen, The Jews have slain1 and destroyed15 five hundred men in Shushan the palace, and the ten sons of Haman; what have they done1 in the rest of the king's provinces? now what [is] thy petition? and it shall be granted11 thee: or what [is] thy request further? and it shall be done.11
Then said4 Esther, If it please the king, let it be granted11 to the Jews which [are] in Shushan to do2 to morrow also according unto this day's decree, and let Haman's ten sons be hanged4 upon the gallows.
For the Jews that [were] in Shushan gathered themselves together11 on the fourteenth 6240 day also of the month Adar, and slew4 three hundred men at Shushan; but on the prey they laid1 not their hand.
But the other Jews that [were] in the king's provinces gathered themselves together,8 and stood2 for their lives, and had rest from their enemies,6 and slew2 of their foes6 seventy and five thousand, but they laid1 not their hands on the prey,
But the Jews that [were] at Shushan assembled together8 on the thirteenth 6240 [day] thereof, and on the fourteenth 6240 thereof; and on the fifteenth 6240 [day] of the same they rested, and made2 it a day of feasting and gladness.
Therefore the Jews of the villages, that dwelt6 in the unwalled towns, made6 the fourteenth 6240 day of the month Adar [a day of] gladness and feasting, and a good day, and of sending portions one to another.
As the days wherein the Jews rested1 from their enemies,6 and the month which was turned8 unto them from sorrow to joy, and from mourning into a good day: that they should make2 them days of feasting and joy, and of sending portions one to another, and gifts to the poor.
Because Haman the son of Hammedatha, the Agagite, the enemy6 of all the Jews, had devised1 against the Jews to destroy15 them, and had cast52 Pur, that [is], the lot, to consume2 them, and to destroy15 them;
But when [Esther] came2 before the king, he commanded1 by letters that his wicked device, which he devised1 against the Jews, should return4 upon his own head, and that he and his sons should be hanged1 on the gallows.
The Jews ordained,14 and took14 upon them, and upon their seed, and upon all such as joined12 themselves unto them, so as it should not fail,4 that they would keep6 these two days according to their writing, and according to their [appointed] time every year; 8141
And [that] these days [should be] remembered12 and kept12 throughout every generation, every family, 4940 every province, 4082 and every city; 5892 and [that] these days of Purim should not fail4 from among the Jews, nor the memorial of them perish4 from their seed.
To confirm15 these days of Purim in their times [appointed], according as Mordecai the Jew and Esther the queen had enjoined14 them, and as they had decreed14 for themselves and for their seed, the matters of the fastings and their cry.