Esther 3:12-15 NLT

12 So on April 17a the king’s secretaries were summoned, and a decree was written exactly as Haman dictated. It was sent to the king’s highest officers, the governors of the respective provinces, and the nobles of each province in their own scripts and languages. The decree was written in the name of King Xerxes and sealed with the king’s signet ring.

References for Esther 3:12

    • ޴ 3:12 - Hebrew On the thirteenth day of the first month, of the ancient Hebrew lunar calendar. This day was April 17, 474; also see note on 2:16 .
      13 Dispatches were sent by swift messengers into all the provinces of the empire, giving the order that all Jews—young and old, including women and children—must be killed, slaughtered, and annihilated on a single day. This was scheduled to happen on March 7 of the next year.b The property of the Jews would be given to those who killed them.

      References for Esther 3:13

        • ޵ 3:13 - Hebrew on the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, the month of Adar, of the ancient Hebrew lunar calendar. The date selected was March 7, 473; also see note on 2:16 .
          14 A copy of this decree was to be issued as law in every province and proclaimed to all peoples, so that they would be ready to do their duty on the appointed day.
          15 At the king’s command, the decree went out by swift messengers, and it was also proclaimed in the fortress of Susa. Then the king and Haman sat down to drink, but the city of Susa fell into confusion.