1On that day did the king Ahasuerus give the house of Haman the Jews’ enemy unto Esther the queen. And Mordecai came before the king; for Esther had told what he was unto her. 2And the king took off his ring, which he had taken from Haman, and gave it unto Mordecai. And Esther set Mordecai over the house of Haman.
3¶ And Esther spake yet again before the king, and fell down at his feet, and besought him with tears to put away the mischief of Haman the Agagite, and his device that he had devised against the Jews.8.3 and besought…: Heb. and she wept, and besought him 4Then the king held out the golden sceptre toward Esther. So Esther arose, and stood before the king, 5And said, If it please the king, and if I have found favour in his sight, and the thing seem right before the king, and I be pleasing in his eyes, let it be written to reverse the letters devised by Haman the son of Hammedatha the Agagite, which he wrote to destroy the Jews which are in all the king’s provinces:8.5 devised: Heb. the device8.5 which he…: or, who wrote 6For how can I endure to see the evil that shall come unto my people? or how can I endure to see the destruction of my kindred?8.6 endure…: Heb. be able that I may see
7¶ Then the king Ahasuerus said unto Esther the queen and to Mordecai the Jew, Behold, I have given Esther the house of Haman, and him they have hanged upon the gallows, because he laid his hand upon the Jews. 8Write ye also for the Jews, as it liketh you, in the king’s name, and seal it with the king’s ring: for the writing which is written in the king’s name, and sealed with the king’s ring, may no man reverse. 9Then were the king’s scribes called at that time in the third month, that is, the month Sivan, on the three and twentieth day thereof; and it was written according to all that Mordecai commanded unto the Jews, and to the lieutenants, and the deputies and rulers of the provinces which are from India unto Ethiopia, an hundred twenty and seven provinces, unto every province according to the writing thereof, and unto every people after their language, and to the Jews according to their writing, and according to their language. 10And he wrote in the king Ahasuerus’ name, and sealed it with the king’s ring, and sent letters by posts on horseback, and riders on mules, camels, and young dromedaries: 11Wherein the king granted the Jews which were in every city to gather themselves together, and to stand for their life, to destroy, to slay, and to cause to perish, all the power of the people and province that would assault them, both little ones and women, and to take the spoil of them for a prey, 12Upon one day in all the provinces of king Ahasuerus, namely, upon the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, which is the month Adar. 13The copy of the writing for a commandment to be given in every province was published unto all people, and that the Jews should be ready against that day to avenge themselves on their enemies.8.13 published: Heb. revealed 14So the posts that rode upon mules and camels went out, being hastened and pressed on by the king’s commandment. And the decree was given at Shushan the palace.
15¶ And Mordecai went out from the presence of the king in royal apparel of blue and white, and with a great crown of gold, and with a garment of fine linen and purple: and the city of Shushan rejoiced and was glad.8.15 blue: or, violet 16The Jews had light, and gladness, and joy, and honour. 17And in every province, and in every city, whithersoever the king’s commandment and his decree came, the Jews had joy and gladness, a feast and a good day. And many of the people of the land became Jews; for the fear of the Jews fell upon them.
Lamulo la Mfumu Lothandiza Ayuda
1Tsiku lomwelo mfumu Ahasiwero anamupatsa mfumukazi Estere nyumba ya Hamani, mdani wa Ayuda. Ndipo Mordekai anafika pamaso pa mfumu, popeza Estere anamuwuza ubale wawo. 2Mfumu inavula mphete yake yodindira imene analanda kwa Hamani ndipo Estere anamusankha Mordekai kukhala woyangʼanira nyumba ya Hamani.
3Estere anayankhulanso ndi mfumu ndipo anadzigwetsa pa mapazi ake. Uku akulira iye anapempha mfumu kuti iletse choyipa, makamaka chiwembu chimene Hamani Mwagagi anakonza kuti awononge a Yuda. 4Ndipo mfumu inamuloza Estere ndi ndodo yake yagolide ndipo Estere anadzuka ndi kuyima pamaso pake.
5Iye anati, “Ngati chikomera mfumu ndi kukukondweretsani, ngati pempho langa muliona kuti ndi loyenera ndi kuti mukondwera nane tsono mfumu ilole kuti lamulo lilembedwe kusintha mawu a mʼmakalata amene Hamani mwana wa Hamedata, Mwagagi, anatumiza ku zigawo zonse za mfumu. Paja Hamani analemba kuti Ayuda onse awonongedwe. 6Kodi ndingapirire bwanji pamene ndi kuona tsoka likugwera anthu a mtundu wanga? Ndingapirire bwanji pamene abale anga akuwonongedwa?”
7Mfumu Ahasiwero anamuyankha mfumukazi Estere ndi Mordekai Myuda kuti, “Ndapereka nyumba ya Hamani kwa Estere ndipo Hamaniyo amupachika kale pa mtanda chifukwa anafuna kuwononga Ayuda. 8Tsono inu awiri, lembani za Ayudawo monga mufunira. Mulembe mʼdzina la mfumu ndipo musindikize chizindikiro cha mphete ya mfumu popeza kuti cholembedwa mʼdzina la mfumu ndi kusindikizidwa ndi chizindikiro cha mphete ya mfumu sichingasinthidwe.”
9Nthawi yomweyo, pa tsiku la 23 la mwezi wachitatu wa Sivani, mfumu inayitana alembi ake. Analemba zonse zokhudza Ayuda monga ananenera Mordekai. Analembera akazembe, abwanamkubwa ndi nduna za zigawo 127 kuyambira ku India mpaka ku Kusi. Zimene analamula Mordekai zinalembedwa mʼzilembo za chigawo chilichonse ndi chiyankhulo cha mtundu uliwonse wa anthu. Ayudanso anawalembera mʼmalemba awo ndi chiyankhulo chawo. 10Mordekai analemba makalatawo mʼdzina la mfumu Ahasiwero, nawadinda ndi chizindikiro cha mphete ya mfumu. Ndipo anawatumiza ndi anthu amithenga amene anakwera pa akavalo a ufumu othamanga kwambiri obadwa mu khola la ufumu.
11Mʼmakalata amenewa mfumu inalola kuti Ayuda okhala mu mzinda uliwonse akhale ndi ufulu wokumana ndi kudzitchinjiriza komanso kuwononga, kupha ndi kufafaniziratu gulu lililonse la nkhondo la anthu a mtundu uliwonse kapena chigawo chimene chingawathire nkhondo. Ayudawo analoledwa kuwononga gulu lankhondo lija, ana awo ndi akazi awo komanso kuti afunkhe katundu wawo. 12Ayuda analoledwa kuchita zimenezi mʼzigawo zonse za Mfumu Ahasiwero pa tsiku limodzi lokha la 13 la mwezi wa 12, mwezi wa Adara. 13Mawu a mʼmakalatawo anayenera kudziwitsidwa kwa anthu a mtundu uliwonse mu chigawo chilichonse kuti ndi lamulo ndithu kwa anthu a mtundu uliwonse ndi kuti Ayuda adzakhale okonzeka pa tsikulo kulipsira kwa adani awo.
14Atawalamulira a mfumu, amithenga aja anapita nawo makalata mwachangu, atakwera pa akavalo a mfumu. Ndipo lamulolo analiperekanso ku likulu la mzinda wa Susa.
15Mordekai anachoka pamaso pa mfumu atavala zovala zaufumu zooneka ngati mtambo ndi zofewa zoyera, chipewa chachikulu cha golide ndi mkanjo wapepo. Ndipo mzinda wa Susa unafuwula mokondwa. 16Kwa Ayuda inali nthawi ya nkhope zowala ndi za chimwemwe, chikondwerero ndi ulemu. 17Mʼchigawo chilichonse ndi mu mzinda uliwonse, kumene mawu a mfumu onena za lamulo lake anafika, kunali chimwemwe ndi chikondwerero pakati pa Ayuda. Linali tsiku la phwando ndi chikondwerero. Ndipo anthu ambiri a mitundu ina anazitcha Ayuda chifukwa anachita mantha ndi Ayudawo.