Esther 5:9; Esther 7:7; Esther 8:4; Esther 9:21; Esther 9:27; Esther 9:29; Esther 9:31-32
Then Haman went out that day glad and pleased of heart; but when Haman saw Mordecai in the king's gate and that he did not stand up or tremble before him, Haman was filled with anger against Mordecai.
The king arose in his anger from drinking wine and went into the palace garden; but Haman stayed to beg for his life from Queen Esther, for he saw that harm had been determined against him by the king.
The king extended the golden scepter to Esther. So Esther arose and stood before the king.
obliging them to celebrate the fourteenth day of the month Adar, and the fifteenth day of the same month, annually ,
the Jews established and made a custom for themselves and for their descendants and for all those who allied themselves with them, so that they would not fail to celebrate these two days according to their regulation and according to their appointed time annually .
Then Queen Esther, daughter of Abihail, with Mordecai the Jew, wrote with full authority to confirm this second letter about Purim.
to establish these days of Purim at their appointed times, just as Mordecai the Jew and Queen Esther had established for them, and just as they had established for themselves and for their descendants with instructions for their times of fasting and their lamentations.
The command of Esther established these customs for Purim, and it was written in the book.