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.
Itua rĩa Mũthamaki Gũteithia Ayahudi
18:1 Thim 22:22-23Mũthenya o ro ũcio, Mũthamaki Ahasuerusu akĩhe mũtumia wake Esiteri indo cia Hamani, ũcio thũ ya Ayahudi.8:1 Hĩndĩ ĩyo, mũndũ angĩatuĩrĩirwo kũũragwo, indo ciake ciothe ciatuĩkaga cia mũthamaki. Nake Moridekai agĩũka mbere ya mũthamaki, nĩ ũndũ Esiteri nĩoigĩte ũrĩa maatarainie. 28:2 Kĩam 24:22; Dan 2:48Mũthamaki akĩruta gĩcũhĩ kĩa mũhũũri wake kĩrĩa aatunyĩte Hamani, na agĩkĩhe Moridekai. Nake Esiteri agĩtua Moridekai mũrũgamĩrĩri wa indo cia Hamani.
38:3 Thaam 17:8-16Esiteri agĩthaitha mũthamaki o rĩngĩ, akĩĩgũithagia magũrũ-inĩ make akĩrĩraga. Akĩmũhooya aniine mũbango ũcio mũũru wa Hamani ũcio Mũagagi, ũrĩa aaciirĩire wa gũũkĩrĩra Ayahudi. 48:4 Esit 4:11Hĩndĩ ĩyo mũthamaki agĩtambũrũkĩria Esiteri rũthanju rwa thahabu rwa ũthamaki, nake Esiteri agĩũkĩra akĩrũgama mbere yake.
58:5 Esit 2:15Akĩĩra mũthamaki atĩrĩ, “Mũthamaki angĩona kwagĩrĩire, na ngorwo nĩnjĩtĩkĩrĩkĩte nĩwe na one ũndũ ũcio nĩguo wagĩrĩire nĩ gwĩkwo, na akorwo nĩ akenetio nĩ niĩ-rĩ, nĩetĩkĩre kwandĩkithia watho wa kũgarũra marũa marĩa maatũmĩtwo nĩ Hamani mũrũ wa Hamedatha, ũcio Mũagagi, ũrĩa aaciirĩire na akĩandĩkithia nĩguo aniinithie Ayahudi mabũrũri-inĩ marĩa mothe mũthamaki athamakaga. 68:6 Kĩam 44:34Nĩ ũndũ-rĩ, ingĩhota atĩa gũkirĩrĩria ngĩonaga ngero ĩrĩa ĩkũgerwo andũ akwa? Ingĩhota atĩa gũkirĩrĩria kuona andũ a nyũmba yakwa makĩniinwo?”
7Mũthamaki Ahasuerusu agĩcookeria Esiteri mũtumia wa mũthamaki na Moridekai ũrĩa Mũyahudi atĩrĩ, “Nĩ ũndũ Hamani nĩaciirĩire kũũragithia Ayahudi, indo ciake nĩndĩciheete Esiteri, na nĩ mamũcuurĩtie mũtĩ-igũrũ. 88:8 Esit 1:19; Kĩam 41:42Na rĩrĩ, andĩkithiai uuge ũngĩ na rĩĩtwa rĩa mũthamaki wa gũteithia Ayahudi ta ũrĩa mũkuona kwagĩrĩire, na mũhũũre marũa macio mũhũũri na gĩcũhĩ kĩa mũthamaki, nĩ ũndũ gũtirĩ marũa mandĩkĩtwo na rĩĩtwa rĩa mũthamaki na makahũũrwo mũhũũri wa gĩcũhĩ gĩake mangĩgarũrwo.”
98:9 Esit 1:1; Neh 13:24O rĩmwe aandĩki-marũa a ũthamaki magĩĩtwo, mũthenya wa mĩrongo ĩĩrĩ na ithatũ, mweri-inĩ wa gatatũ, mweri wa Sivani. Makĩandĩka watho wothe wa Moridekai kũrĩ Ayahudi na anene a mũthamaki, na abarũthi, na andũ arĩa maarĩ igweta a mabũrũri 127 matambũrũkĩte kuuma bũrũri wa Ahĩndĩ nginya bũrũri wa Kushi. Mawatho macio maandĩkirwo na mwandĩkĩre wa o bũrũri na rũthiomi rwa a andũ, o na kũrĩ Ayahudi na mwandĩkĩre na rũthiomi rwao. 10Moridekai nĩandĩkithirie marũa na rĩĩtwa rĩa Mũthamaki Ahasuerusu, makĩhũũrwo mũhũũri wa gĩcũhĩ kĩa mũthamaki, na akĩmatũma na andũ arĩa maathiiaga mahaicĩte mbarathi, o arĩa maahaicaga mbarathi iria ciarĩ ihenya, nacio ciaciarĩtwo nĩ mbarathi cia mũthamaki.
118:11 Kĩam 14:23Itua rĩu rĩa mũthamaki rĩgĩtĩkĩria Ayahudi a matũũra mothe marĩa manene kĩhooto gĩa kũngana megitĩre; maniine, na moorage, na mahukie mbũtũ o ciothe cia rũruka o ruothe kana bũrũri ũrĩa ũngĩmatharĩkĩra, o hamwe na andũ-a-nja na ciana ciao; na matahe indo cia thũ ciao. 128:12 Esit 3:13Mũthenya ũrĩa wamũrirwo wa Ayahudi gwĩka ũguo mabũrũri-inĩ mothe ma Mũthamaki Ahasuerusu warĩ mũthenya wa ikũmi na ĩtatũ mweri wa ikũmi na ĩĩrĩ, naguo nĩ mweri wa Adari. 138:13 Esit 3:14Kobi ya marũa macio ma itua rĩu yarĩ ĩheanwo ĩrĩ watho wa kũrũmĩrĩrwo mabũrũri-inĩ mothe, na itua rĩu rĩmenyithio andũ a ndũrĩrĩ ciothe, nĩguo Ayahudi mehaarĩrie mũthenya ũcio merĩhĩrie harĩ thũ ciao.
148:14 Esit 9:4Atwari acio a marũa, mahaicĩte mbarathi cia mũthamaki, magĩthiĩ na ihenya nĩkũhĩkwo nĩ watho wa mũthamaki. Narĩo itua rĩu nĩrĩaheanirwo kũu nyũmba-inĩ ya mũthamaki kũu Shushani.
158:15 2Sam 12:30; Kĩam 41:42Moridekai oimire mbere ya mũthamaki ekĩrĩte nguo cia ũthamaki cia rangi wa bururu na rangi mwerũ, na arĩ na tanji nene ya thahabu mũtwe, na akehumba nguo ndaaya ya rangi wa ndathi ya gatani ĩrĩa njega. Nao andũ a itũũra rĩa Shushani magĩkũngũĩra itua rĩu marĩ na gĩkeno. 168:16 Thab 112:4; Jer 29:4-7Kũrĩ Ayahudi rĩu rĩarĩ ihinda rĩa gũkena, na kũigua wega na gũcanjamũka o na gũtĩĩka. 178:17 Thab 35:27; Gũcook 11:25Thĩinĩ wa bũrũri o wothe o na thĩinĩ wa itũũra inene o rĩothe, kũrĩa guothe itua rĩu rĩa mũthamaki rĩatwarirwo, Ayahudi nĩmagĩire na gĩkeno na magĩcanjamũka, makĩruga maruga magĩkũngũĩra. Na andũ aingĩ a ndũrĩrĩ ingĩ makĩĩgarũra magĩĩtua Ayahudi tondũ nĩmanyiitĩtwo nĩ guoya wa gwĩtigĩra Ayahudi.