So the Jews smote all their enemies with the sword, slaughtering, and destroying them, and did as they pleased to those who hated them.
In Susa the capital itself the Jews slew and destroyed five hundred men,
and also slew Par-shan-da'tha and Dalphon and Aspa'tha
and Pora'tha and Ada'lia and Arida'tha
and Parmash'ta and Ar'isai and Ar'idai and Vaiza'tha,
the ten sons of Haman the son of Hammeda'tha, the enemy of the Jews; but they laid no hand on the plunder.
That very day the number of those slain in Susa the capital was reported to the king.
And the king said to Queen Esther, "In Susa the capital the Jews have slain five hundred men and also the ten sons of Haman. What then have they done in the rest of the king's provinces! Now what is your petition? 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 tomorrow also to do according to this day's edict. And let the ten sons of Haman be hanged on the gallows."
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 slew three hundred men in Susa; but they laid no hands on the plunder.
Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright 1952 [2nd edition, 1971] by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. (Revised Standard Version w/ Apocrypha)