13 Letters were sent by couriers to each of the royal provinces [telling the officials] to destroy, kill, and annihilate all the Jewish people-young and old, women and children-and plunder their possessionsa on a single day, the thirteenth day of Adar, the twelfth month.b

References for Esther 3:13

    • m 3:13 - Est 8:5,11
    • n 3:13 - LXX adds the text of Ahasuerus' letter here