Esther 9:5

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.

Read Esther 9:5 Using Other Translations

Thus the Jews smote all their enemies with the stroke of the sword, and slaughter, and destruction, and did what they would unto those that hated them.
The Jews struck all their enemies with the sword, killing and destroying them, and did as they pleased to those who hated them.
So 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.

What does Esther 9:5 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Esther 9:5

Thus the Jews smote all their enemies with the stroke of the
sword, and slaughter, and destruction
Some with swords, and others with clubs, and staves; as the Targum; and such like slaughtering weapons of destruction:

and did what they would unto those that hated them;
being then entirely at their will, and under their power.

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