Esther 2:5; Esther 2:14; Esther 2:22; Esther 3:12; Esther 8:8; Esther 8:10; Esther 9:26 (New American Standard)

5 Now there was at the citadel in Susa a Jew whose name was Mordecai, the son of Jair, the son of Shimei, the son of Kish, a Benjamite , 14 In the evening she would go in and in the morning she would return to the second harem , to the custody of Shaashgaz, the king's eunuch who was in charge of the concubines. She would not again go in to the king unless the king delighted in her and she was summoned by name. 22 But the plot became known to Mordecai and he told Queen Esther, and Esther informed the king in Mordecai's name. 12 Then the king's scribes were summoned on the thirteenth day of the first month, and it was written just as Haman commanded to the king's satraps, to the governors who were over each province and to the princes of each people, each province according to its script, each people according to its language, being written in the name of King Ahasuerus and sealed with the king's signet ring.

The King's Decree Avenges the Jews

8 "Now you write to the Jews as you see fit, in the king's name, and seal it with the king's signet ring ; for a decree which is written in the name of the king and sealed with the king's signet ring may not be revoked." 10 He wrote in the name of King Ahasuerus, and sealed it with the king's signet ring, and sent letters by couriers on horses, riding on steeds sired by the royal stud. 26 Therefore they called these days Purim after the name of Pur. And because of the instructions in this letter, both what they had seen in this regard and what had happened to them,
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