Wherefore they called these daysPurim after the name of Pur.a Therefore for all the words of this letter, and of that which they had seen concerning this matter, and which had come unto them,
The Jewsordained , and took upon them, and upon their seed, and upon all such as joined themselves unto them, so as it should not fail ,b that they would keep these twodays according to their writing, and according to their appointed time every year ;
And that these days should be remembered and keptthroughout every generation, every family, every province, and every city; and that these days of Purim should not failc from among the Jews, nor the memorial of them perish from their seed.29
Then Esther the queen, the daughter of Abihail, and Mordecai the Jew,wrote with all authority,d to confirm this secondletter of Purim.30
And he sent the letters unto all the Jews, to the hundredtwenty and sevenprovinces of the kingdom of Ahasuerus, with words of peace and truth,31
To confirm these days of Purim in their times appointed, according as Mordecai the Jew and Esther the queen had enjoined them, and as they had decreed for themselvese and for their seed, the matters of the fastings and their cry.32
And the decree of Estherconfirmed these matters of Purim; and it was written in the book.