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.
Chigonjetso cha Ayuda
1Pa mwezi wa 12, mwezi wa Adara pa tsiku la 13 la mwezi womwewo, tsiku limene lamulo loyamba lija la mfumu linayembekezereka kuti litsatidwe, pamene adani a Ayuda anati awononge Ayudawo, zinthu zinasintha. Ayuda ndiwo anawononga adani awo. 2Ayuda anasonkhana mʼmizinda ya zigawo zonse za Mfumu Ahasiwero kuthira nkhondo onse amene anafuna kuwawononga. Palibe amene akanalimbana nawo chifukwa anthu onse a mitundu ina anachita nawo mantha. 3Ndipo akuluakulu onse a zigawo, akalonga, akazembe ndi ogwira ntchito za mfumu anathandiza Ayuda, chifukwa anachita mantha ndi Mordekai. 4Pajatu Mordekai anali munthu wamkulu mʼnyumba ya ufumu. Mbiri yake inafalikira zigawo zonse, ndipo mphamvu zake zinakulirakulirabe.
5Motero Ayuda anakantha adani awo onse ndi lupanga, kuwapha ndi kuwawononga, ndipo anachita chimene chinawakomera kwa adani awo. 6Ku likulu la mzinda wa Susa, Ayuda anapha ndi kuwononga anthu 500. 7Ayuda anaphanso Parisandata, Dalifoni, Asipata, 8Porata, Adaliya, Aridata, 9Parimasita, Arisai, Aridai ndi Vaisata, 10ana khumi a Hamani, mwana wa Hamedata, mdani wa Ayuda. Koma sanalande katundu wawo.
11Tsiku lomwelo anawuza mfumu chiwerengero cha anthu amene anaphedwa mu likulu la mzinda wa Susa. 12Mfumu inati kwa mfumukazi Estere, “Ayuda apha ndi kuwononga anthu 500 ndi ana khumi a Hamani mu likulu la mzinda wa Susa. Nanga ku zigawo zina zonse za mfumu achitako chiyani? Kodi tsopano ukupemphanso chiyani? Chimene ukupempha ndidzakupatsa. Kodi ukufuna chiyani? Chimene ukufuna ndidzakupatsa.”
13Estere anayankha kuti, “Ngati chingakukomereni mfumu, apatseni chilolezo Ayuda okhala mu Susa kuti achitenso zimene achita lerozi mawa, potsata lamulo ndipo mulole kuti ana khumi a Hamani aja mitembo yawo ipachikidwe pa mtanda.”
14Choncho mfumu inalamula kuti izi zichitike. Anapereka lamulo mu Susa ndipo mitembo ya ana khumi a Hamani anayipachika pa mtanda. 15Ayuda a mu mzinda wa Susa anasonkhana pamodzi pa tsiku la 14 la mwezi wa Adara ndipo anapha anthu 300 mu Susa, koma sanatenge katundu wawo.
16Tsono Ayuda ena onse amene anali mu zigawo za mfumu anasonkhananso kudziteteza ndipo sanasautsidwenso ndi adani popeza anapha anthu 75,000 koma sanalande zofunkha zawo. 17Zonsezi zinachitika pa tsiku la 13 la mwezi wa Adara ndipo pa tsiku la 14 anapumula ndi kupanga tsikuli kuti likhale la madyerero ndi chikondwerero.
18Koma Ayuda okhala mu Susa anasonkhana pa tsiku la 13 ndi la 14 ndipo anakonza tsiku la 15 kuti likhale tsiku la madyerero ndi chikondwerero.
19Ichi ndi chifukwa chake Ayuda a ku midzi, amene amakhala mʼzithando amasunga tsiku la 14 la mwezi wa Adara ngati la madyerero ndi chikondwerero, tsiku lopatsana mphatso.
20Mordekai analemba mawu awa mʼmakalata ndipo anawatumiza kwa Ayuda onse okhala mʼzigawo zonse za mfumu Ahasiwero, a pafupi ndi a kutali: 21Anati chaka chilichonse, Ayudawo azisunga tsiku la 14 ndi 15 la mwezi wa Adara, 22ngati masiku amene Ayuda anapulumutsidwa kwa adani awo, ndiponso ngati mwezi umene chisoni chawo chinasandulika chimwemwe ndi kulira kwawo kunasandulika chikondwerero. Anawalembera kuti azisunga masikuwa ngati masiku a madyerero ndi chikondwerero, masiku opatsana mphatso zachakudya kwa wina ndi mnzake komanso opereka mphatso kwa osauka.
23Choncho Ayuda anavomereza kusunga masikuwa ngati a chikondwerero monga analembera Mordekai. 24Hamani mwana wa Hamedata, Mwagagi, mdani wa Ayuda onse, anakonza chiwembu chakupha ndi kuwononga Ayuda ndipo anachita maere otchedwa Purimu kuti awaphe ndi kuwawononga. 25Koma mfumu itazindikira za chiwembuchi, inalamula kuti zilembedwe mʼmakalata kuti chiwembu chimene Hamani anakonzera Ayuda chigwere pa iye mwini, ndi kuti iye pamodzi ndi ana ake apachikidwe pa mtanda. 26Ndi chifukwa chake masiku amenewa amatchedwa masiku a Purimu potsata dzina lakuti Purimu. Chifukwa cha kalata ya Mordekai ndiponso chifukwa cha zimene anaziona ndi kuwachitikira, 27Ayuda onse anagwirizana kukhazikitsa lamulo lokhudza iwo, zidzukulu zawo ndi onse amene adzapanga nawo ubale kuti asalephere kusunga masiku awiri amenewa chaka chilichonse monga zinalembedweramo ndiponso potsata nthawi imene anayika. 28Azisunga ndi kukumbukira masiku amenewa mu mʼbado uliwonse ndi banja lililonse, mʼchigawo chilichonse ndi mu mzinda uliwonse. Ndipo Ayuda asadzasiye kukondwerera masiku a Purimuwa ndiponso zidzukulu zawo zisadzaleke kuwakumbukira.
29Choncho mfumukazi Estere, mwana wa mkazi wa Abihaili, pamodzi ndi Mordekai Myuda analemba ndi ulamuliro onse kutsimikizira kalata iyi yachiwiri yokhudza Purimu. 30Ndipo Mordekai anatumiza makalata kwa Ayuda onse ku zigawo 127 za ufumu wa Ahasiwero. Kalatayi inali ya mawu a mtendere ndiponso a kukhulupirika 31kuti azisunga masiku a Purimu pa nyengo imene inavomerezeka monga mmene Mordekai Myuda ndi mfumukazi Estere anawalamulira ndiponso monga anadziyikira eni okha ndi zidzukulu zawo zonena za nthawi zawo za kusala zakudya ndi kulira. 32Lamulo la Estere linakhazikitsa mwambo wa Purimuwu ndipo zinalembedwa mʼmabuku.