So the Jews finished off all their enemies with the sword, slaughtering them right and left, and did as they pleased to those who hated them.
In the palace complex of Susa the Jews massacred five hundred men.
They also killed the ten sons of Haman son of Hammedatha, the archenemy of the Jews: Parshandatha Dalphon
oratha Adalia Aridatha
Parmashta Arisai Aridai Vaizatha
But they took no plunder.
Published by permission. Originally published by NavPress in English as THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language copyright 2002 by Eugene Peterson. All rights reserved. (The Message Bible Online)