The Jews struck all their enemies with the sword, killing and destroying them, and did as they pleased to those who hated them.
In Susa the citadel itself the Jews killed and destroyed 500 men,
and also killed Parshandatha and Dalphon and Aspatha
and Poratha and Adalia and Aridatha
and Parmashta and Arisai and Aridai and Vaizatha,
101the ten sons of Haman the son of Hammedatha, 2the enemy of the Jews, 3but they laid no hand on the plunder.
That very day the number of those killed in Susa the citadel was reported to the king.
And the king said to Queen Esther, "In Susa the citadel the Jews have killed and destroyed 500 men and also the ten sons of Haman. What then have they done in the rest of the king's provinces! 4Now what is your wish? It shall be granted you. And what further is your request? It shall be fulfilled."
And Esther said, "If it please the king, let the Jews who are in Susa be allowed 5tomorrow also to do according to this day's edict. And let the ten sons of Haman be hanged on the gallows."a14
So the king commanded this to be done. A decree was issued in Susa, and the ten sons of Haman were hanged.
The Jews who were in Susa gathered also on the fourteenth day of the month of Adar and they killed 300 men in Susa, but they laid no hands on the plunder.