Esther 9:5-15 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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5 But the Jews went ahead on the appointed day and struck down their enemies with the sword. They killed and annihilated their enemies and did as they pleased with those who hated them. 5 The Jews struck down all their enemies with the sword, killing and destroying them, and they did what they pleased to those who hated them.
6 They killed five hundred people in the fortress of Susa. 6 In the citadel of Susa, the Jews killed and destroyed five hundred men.
7 They also killed Parshandatha, Dalphon, Aspatha, 7 They also killed Parshandatha, Dalphon, Aspatha,
8 Poratha, Adalia, Aridatha, 8 Poratha, Adalia, Aridatha,
9 Parmashta, Arisai, Aridai, and Vaizatha -- 9 Parmashta, Arisai, Aridai and Vaizatha,
10 the ten sons of Haman son of Hammedatha, the enemy of the Jews. But they did not take any plunder. 10 the ten sons of Haman son of Hammedatha, the enemy of the Jews. But they did not lay their hands on the plunder.
11 That evening, when the king was informed of the number of people killed in the fortress of Susa, 11 The number of those slain in the citadel of Susa was reported to the king that same day.
12 he called for Queen Esther and said, "The Jews have killed five hundred people in the fortress of Susa alone and also Haman's ten sons. If they have done that here, what has happened in the rest of the provinces? But now, what more do you want? It will be granted to you; tell me and I will do it." 12 The king said to Queen Esther, "The Jews have killed and destroyed five hundred men and the ten sons of Haman in the citadel of Susa. What have they done in the rest of the king's provinces? Now what is your petition? It will be given you. What is your request? It will also be granted."
13 And Esther said, "If it please Your Majesty, give the Jews in Susa permission to do again tomorrow as they have done today, and have the bodies of Haman's ten sons hung from the gallows. " 13 "If it pleases the king," Esther answered, "give the Jews in Susa permission to carry out this day's edict tomorrow also, and let Haman's ten sons be hanged on gallows."
14 So the king agreed, and the decree was announced in Susa. They also hung the bodies of Haman's ten sons from the gallows. 14 So the king commanded that this be done. An edict was issued in Susa, and they hanged the ten sons of Haman.
15 Then the Jews at Susa gathered together on March 8 and killed three hundred more people, though again they took no plunder. 15 The Jews in Susa came together on the fourteenth day of the month of Adar, and they put to death in Susa three hundred men, but they did not lay their hands on the plunder.