以斯帖记 9 – CCB & KJV

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

以斯帖记 9:1-32

犹太人的反击

1十二月,即亚达月十三日,是执行王谕旨的日子。那天,犹太人的仇敌原本想辖制他们,却反而被他们辖制。 2犹太人在亚哈随鲁王的各省各城聚集起来,攻击那些要害他们的人,无人能抵挡他们,因为各族都惧怕他们。 3各省的官员、总督、省长和为王办事的人因惧怕末底改,就都帮助犹太人。 4因为末底改已是王宫要员,他的名声传遍各省,权势日盛。 5犹太人用刀击杀所有敌人,任意消灭恨他们的人。 6犹太人单在书珊城就杀了五百人。 7他们还杀了巴珊大他达分亚斯帕他8坡拉他亚大利雅亚利大他9帕玛斯他亚利赛亚利代瓦耶撒他10这十人是犹太人的仇敌哈曼的儿子、哈米大他的孙子。但犹太人没有动他们的财物。

11当天,王获悉在书珊城被杀的人数, 12便对以斯帖王后说:“犹太人在书珊城杀了五百人,还杀了哈曼的十个儿子,在其余各省就更不知怎样了!现在你要什么?必赐给你。你还有何要求?必为你成就。” 13以斯帖回答说:“王若愿意,就请恩准书珊城的犹太人明天仍执行今天的谕旨,并把哈曼十个儿子的尸体吊在木架上。” 14王允准了,便在书珊城颁布谕旨,哈曼十个儿子的尸体便被吊了起来。 15亚达月十四日,书珊城的犹太人再次聚集起来,在城中杀了三百人,但没有动他们的财物。

16王其他各省的犹太人也都聚集起来自卫,得以脱离仇敌。他们杀了七万五千个仇敌,但没有动他们的财物。 17这事发生在亚达月十三日。十四日,犹太人休息,并以此日为设宴欢庆的日子。 18书珊城的犹太人在十三、十四日聚集杀敌,十五日才休息,并以此日为设宴欢庆的日子。 19因此,住在乡村的犹太人都以亚达月十四日为设宴欢庆的节日,并互赠礼物。

普珥节

20末底改把这些事记录下来,写信给亚哈随鲁王国内远近各省的犹太人, 21吩咐他们每年在亚达月十四、十五日守节期, 22设宴欢庆,互赠礼物,周济穷人,以纪念犹太人在此月此日得以脱离仇敌,化忧为乐,转悲为喜。

23犹太人接受了末底改写给他们的信,同意每年庆祝这个节日。 24因为犹太人的仇敌亚甲哈米大他的儿子哈曼曾经阴谋毁灭犹太人,曾经抽普珥,即抽签,要杀戮、灭绝他们。 25但王知道这阴谋后,便降旨使哈曼谋害犹太人的恶计落到他自己头上,将他及其众子吊在木架上。 26他们借用普珥这个词,称这两天为普珥节。犹太人因这信上的一切话,又因所看见、所经历的事, 27就为自己、自己的后代和归属他们的人定下规矩:每年必按时守这两天为节日,永不废弃。 28各省各城、家家户户、世世代代都要纪念、遵守这节日,使犹太人永不中断过普珥节,他们的后代也不可忘记。

29亚比孩的女儿以斯帖王后和犹太末底改以全权写第二封信,嘱咐犹太人守这普珥节, 30用和善、真诚的话写信给亚哈随鲁王国一百二十七省的所有犹太人, 31嘱咐他们照犹太末底改以斯帖王后的指示,按他们为自己及其后代所规定的,按时守普珥节,禁食哀哭。 32以斯帖的命令确定了普珥节,这命令被记载下来。

King James Version

Esther 9:1-32

1Now in the twelfth month, that is, the month Adar, on the thirteenth day of the same, when the king’s commandment and his decree drew near to be put in execution, in the day that the enemies of the Jews hoped to have power over them, (though it was turned to the contrary, that the Jews had rule over them that hated them;) 2The Jews gathered themselves together in their cities throughout all the provinces of the king Ahasuerus, to lay hand on such as sought their hurt: and no man could withstand them; for the fear of them fell upon all people. 3And all the rulers of the provinces, and the lieutenants, and the deputies, and officers of the king, helped the Jews; because the fear of Mordecai fell upon them.9.3 officers…: Heb. those which did the business that belonged to the king 4For Mordecai was great in the king’s house, and his fame went out throughout all the provinces: for this man Mordecai waxed greater and greater. 5Thus 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.9.5 what…: Heb. according to their will 6And in Shushan the palace the Jews slew and destroyed five hundred men. 7And Parshandatha, and Dalphon, and Aspatha, 8And Poratha, and Adalia, and Aridatha, 9And Parmashta, and Arisai, and Aridai, and Vajezatha, 10The ten sons of Haman the son of Hammedatha, the enemy of the Jews, slew they; but on the spoil laid they not their hand. 11On that day the number of those that were slain in Shushan the palace was brought before the king.9.11 was…: Heb. came

12¶ And the king said unto Esther the queen, The Jews have slain and destroyed five hundred men in Shushan the palace, and the ten sons of Haman; what have they done in the rest of the king’s provinces? now what is thy petition? and it shall be granted thee: or what is thy request further? and it shall be done. 13Then said Esther, If it please the king, let it be granted to the Jews which are in Shushan to do to morrow also according unto this day’s decree, and let Haman’s ten sons be hanged upon the gallows.9.13 let Haman’s…: Heb. let men hang, etc 14And the king commanded it so to be done: and the decree was given at Shushan; and they hanged Haman’s ten sons. 15For the Jews that were in Shushan gathered themselves together on the fourteenth day also of the month Adar, and slew three hundred men at Shushan; but on the prey they laid not their hand. 16But the other Jews that were in the king’s provinces gathered themselves together, and stood for their lives, and had rest from their enemies, and slew of their foes seventy and five thousand, but they laid not their hands on the prey, 17On the thirteenth day of the month Adar; and on the fourteenth day of the same rested they, and made it a day of feasting and gladness.9.17 of the same: Heb. in it 18But the Jews that were at Shushan assembled together on the thirteenth day thereof, and on the fourteenth thereof; and on the fifteenth day of the same they rested, and made it a day of feasting and gladness. 19Therefore the Jews of the villages, that dwelt in the unwalled towns, made the fourteenth day of the month Adar a day of gladness and feasting, and a good day, and of sending portions one to another.

20¶ And Mordecai wrote these things, and sent letters unto all the Jews that were in all the provinces of the king Ahasuerus, both nigh and far, 21To stablish this among them, that they should keep the fourteenth day of the month Adar, and the fifteenth day of the same, yearly, 22As the days wherein the Jews rested from their enemies, and the month which was turned unto them from sorrow to joy, and from mourning into a good day: that they should make them days of feasting and joy, and of sending portions one to another, and gifts to the poor. 23And the Jews undertook to do as they had begun, and as Mordecai had written unto them; 24Because Haman the son of Hammedatha, the Agagite, the enemy of all the Jews, had devised against the Jews to destroy them, and had cast Pur, that is, the lot, to consume them, and to destroy them;9.24 consume: Heb. crush 25But when Esther came before the king, he commanded by letters that his wicked device, which he devised against the Jews, should return upon his own head, and that he and his sons should be hanged on the gallows.9.25 when…: Heb. when she came 26Wherefore they called these days Purim after the name of Pur. Therefore for all the words of this letter, and of that which they had seen concerning this matter, and which had come unto them,9.26 Pur: that is, Lot 27The Jews ordained, and took upon them, and upon their seed, and upon all such as joined themselves unto them, so as it should not fail, that they would keep these two days according to their writing, and according to their appointed time every year;9.27 fail: Heb. pass 28And that these days should be remembered and kept throughout every generation, every family, every province, and every city; and that these days of Purim should not fail from among the Jews, nor the memorial of them perish from their seed.9.28 fail: Heb. pass9.28 perish: Heb. be ended 29Then Esther the queen, the daughter of Abihail, and Mordecai the Jew, wrote with all authority, to confirm this second letter of Purim.9.29 authority: Heb. strength 30And he sent the letters unto all the Jews, to the hundred twenty and seven provinces of the kingdom of Ahasuerus, with words of peace and truth, 31To confirm these days of Purim in their times appointed, according as Mordecai the Jew and Esther the queen had enjoined them, and as they had decreed for themselves and for their seed, the matters of the fastings and their cry.9.31 themselves: Heb. their souls 32And the decree of Esther confirmed these matters of Purim; and it was written in the book.