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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.

Holy Bible in Gĩkũyũ

Esiteri 9:1-32

Ũhootani wa Ayahudi

19:1 Jer 29:4-7; Thim 22:22-23Kũrĩ mũthenya wa ikũmi na ĩtatũ mweri wa ikũmi na ĩĩrĩ, nĩguo mweri wa Adari, nĩrĩo itua rĩrĩa rĩathanĩtwo nĩ mũthamaki, rĩarĩ rĩhingio. Mũthenya ũcio, thũ cia Ayahudi nĩcierĩgĩrĩire kũmahoota, no rĩrĩ, gũkĩgarũrũkana, nao Ayahudi makĩgĩa na hinya gũkĩra arĩa maamathũire. 29:2 Kĩam 22:17; Thab 35:26Ayahudi nĩmecookanĩrĩirie matũũra-inĩ mao manene mabũrũri-inĩ mothe ma Mũthamaki Ahasuerusu, nĩgeetha matharĩkĩre acio mendaga kũmaniina. Gũtirĩ mũndũ ũngĩahotire kũmeetiiria, nĩ ũndũ ndũrĩrĩ icio ingĩ ciothe nĩciametigĩrire. 39:3 Ezar 8:36Nao andũ othe arĩa maarĩ igweta a mabũrũri macio, na anene a mũthamaki, na abarũthi, na arĩa mateithagĩrĩria mũthamaki gwathana magĩteithia Ayahudi, nĩ ũndũ nĩmanyiitĩtwo nĩ guoya wa gwĩtigĩra Moridekai. 49:4 2Sam 3:1; 1Maũ 11:9Moridekai aarĩ mũndũ woĩkaine wega kũu nyũmba-inĩ ya ũthamaki; nayo ngumo yake ĩkĩhunja mabũrũri-inĩ macio mothe, nake agĩkĩrĩrĩria kũgĩa na hinya.

59:5 Gũcook 25:17-19; Ezar 4:6Ayahudi makĩhũũra thũ ciao ciothe na hiũ cia njora, magĩciũraga magĩciniina, na magĩĩka thũ ciao, o icio ciamathũire, o ũrĩa wothe mangĩendire gũciĩka. 6Nyũmba-inĩ ya mũthamaki kũu Shushani, Ayahudi nĩmooragire na makĩniina andũ magana matano. 7Ningĩ nĩmooragire Parishandatha, na Dalifoni, na Asipatha, 8na Poratha, na Adalia, na Aridatha, 9na Parimashata, na Arisai, na Aridai, na Vaizatha, 109:10 Esit 5:11; Kĩam 14:23na nĩo ariũ ikũmi a Hamani mũrũ wa Hamedatha, ũrĩa warĩ thũ ya Ayahudi. No matiigana gũtaha indo ciao.

11Mũigana wa andũ arĩa mooragĩirwo nyũmba-inĩ ya mũthamaki kũu Shushani nĩwakinyĩirio mũthamaki mũthenya o ro ũcio. 129:12 Esit 5:6; Esit 7:2Nake mũthamaki akĩĩra Esiteri mũtumia wa mũthamaki atĩrĩ, “Ayahudi nĩmoragĩte na makaniina andũ magana matano o na ariũ ikũmi a Hamani thĩinĩ wa nyũmba ya ũthamaki kũu gĩikaro kĩrĩa kĩirigĩre gĩa Shushani. Hihi mekĩte atĩa mabũrũri-inĩ marĩa mangĩ ma mũthamaki? Atĩrĩrĩ, ihooya rĩaku nĩ rĩrĩkũ? Nĩũkũhingĩrio. Na nĩ ũndũ ũrĩkũ ũrooria ũheo? O naguo ũndũ ũcio nĩũkũheo.”

139:13 Gũcook 21:22-23Esiteri agĩcookia atĩrĩ, “Mũthamaki angĩona kwagĩrĩire-rĩ, ĩtĩkĩria Ayahudi arĩa marĩ Shushani makaahingia itua rĩĩrĩ o na rũciũ, na ũreke ciimba cia ariũ ikũmi a Hamani igaacuurio mĩtĩ-igũrũ.”

149:14 Ezar 6:11Nĩ ũndũ ũcio mũthamaki agĩathana gwĩkwo ũguo. Itua rĩkĩhĩtũkio kũu Shushani, nao magĩcuuria ciimba cia ariũ acio ikũmi a Hamani mĩtĩ-igũrũ. 159:15 Kĩam 14:23Ayahudi arĩa maarĩ kũu Shushani magĩcookanĩrĩra hamwe mũthenya wa ikũmi na ĩna wa mweri wa Adari, nao makĩũraga andũ magana matatũ kũu Shushani. No matiigana gũtaha indo ciao.

169:16 Gũcook 25:19; 1Maũ 4:43O mahinda macio-rĩ, Ayahudi arĩa angĩ maatigaire mabũrũri-inĩ marĩa mũthamaki ũcio aathamakaga o nao makĩũngana hamwe nĩguo meegitĩre, na meeyũkĩrĩrie harĩ thũ ciao. Makĩũraga andũ ngiri mĩrongo mũgwanja na ithano cia thũ ciao, no matiigana gũtaha indo ciao. 179:17 1Ath 3:15Ũndũ ũcio wekĩkire kũrĩ mũthenya wa ikũmi na ĩtatũ mweri-inĩ wa Adari, na kũrĩ mũthenya wa ikũmi na ĩna makĩhurũka, na makĩũtua mũthenya wa ndĩa na wa gĩkeno.

Gũkũngũĩra gĩathĩ kĩa Purimu

18Na rĩrĩ, Ayahudi arĩa maarĩ Shushani, nĩmonganĩte mũthenya wa ikũmi na ĩtatũ na wa ikũmi na ĩna, naguo mũthenya wa ikũmi na ĩtano makĩhurũka na makĩũtua mũthenya wa ndĩa na wa gĩkeno.

199:19 Kũg 11:10Ũndũ ũcio nĩguo ũtũmaga Ayahudi arĩa maatũũraga tũtũũra-inĩ marũmie mũthenya wa ikũmi na ĩna wa mweri wa Adari, ũrĩ mũthenya wa gĩkeno na wa ndĩa, na mũthenya wa kũheana iheo harĩ mũndũ na ũrĩa ũngĩ.

20Moridekai nĩandĩkire maũndũ macio, na agĩtũmĩra Ayahudi othe marũa kũndũ guothe mabũrũri-inĩ ma Mũthamaki Ahasuerusu, marĩa maarĩ gũkuhĩ na marĩa maarĩ kũraya, 21nĩguo makũngũyagĩre mũthenya wa ikũmi na ĩna, na wa ikũmi na ĩtano wa mweri wa Adari o mwaka, 229:22 Neh 8:12; Thab 30:11-12arĩ rĩo ihinda rĩrĩa Ayahudi meeyũkĩrĩirie kũrĩ thũ ciao, o na arĩ guo mweri ũrĩa kĩeha kĩao gĩatuĩkire gĩkeno, namo macakaya mao magĩtuĩka mũthenya wa gũkũngũiya. Aamandĩkĩire marũmagie mĩthenya ĩyo ĩrĩ mĩthenya ya ndĩa na ya gĩkeno, na ya kũheana iheo cia irio harĩ mũndũ na ũrĩa ũngĩ, na ya kũhe athĩĩni iheo.

23Nĩ ũndũ ũcio Ayahudi magĩtĩkĩra gũthiĩ na mbere na gũkũngũĩra ũguo maambĩrĩirie, magekaga ũrĩa Moridekai aamandĩkĩire. 249:24 Thaam 17:8-16; Alaw 16:8Nĩgũkorwo Hamani mũrũ wa Hamedatha, ũrĩa Mũagagi, o we thũ ya Ayahudi othe, nĩathugundĩte gũũkĩrĩra Ayahudi amaniine, na agĩcuuka puri (ũguo nĩ kuuga agĩcuuka mĩtĩ) nĩguo monũhwo na maniinwo. 259:25 Thab 7:16; Esit 7:10No rĩrĩa ũndũ ũcio wa hitho wamenyekire nĩ mũthamaki, akĩruta watho mwandĩke wa kuuga atĩ ũũru ũcio Hamani aathugundĩire Ayahudi ũmũcookerere we mwene, o na atĩ we na ariũ ake macuurio mĩtĩ-igũrũ. 269:26 Esit 3:7(Nĩ ũndũ ũcio mĩthenya ĩyo ĩgĩtwo Purimu kuumana na rĩĩtwa rĩu Puri.) Nĩ ũndũ wa maũndũ mothe marĩa maandĩkĩtwo marũa-inĩ macio, na nĩ ũndũ wa ũrĩa meyoneire na nĩ ũndũ wa maũndũ marĩa maamakorire, 27Ayahudi magĩĩtua kũgĩe mũtugo wa kũrũmĩrĩrwo, nĩguo o ene, na njiaro ciao, na arĩa othe mangĩtũũrania nao, marũmagie mĩthenya ĩyo yeerĩ o mwaka mategũtĩĩrĩria, na njĩra ĩrĩa kwandĩkĩtwo, na mahinda marĩa maatuĩtwo. 28Mĩthenya ĩyo ĩtuĩke ya kũririkanagwo na ĩmenyagĩrĩrwo nĩ njiarwa ciothe na nyũmba ciothe, na mabũrũri-inĩ mothe na matũũra-inĩ manene mothe. Na mĩthenya ĩyo ya Purimu ndĩkanaage gũkũngũĩrwo nĩ Ayahudi, o na kana kĩririkano kĩayo kĩage njiaro-inĩ ciao.

299:29 Esit 2:15Nĩ ũndũ ũcio Esiteri, mũtumia wa mũthamaki, mwarĩ wa Abihaili, marĩ na Moridekai ũrĩa Mũyahudi, makĩandĩka marĩ na ũhoti wothe ũrĩa maarĩ naguo, nĩguo mekĩre marũa macio ma keerĩ meegiĩ Purimu hinya. 309:30 Esit 1:1Nake Moridekai agĩtũmĩra Ayahudi othe arĩa maarĩ mabũrũri-inĩ 127 ma ũthamaki wa Ahasuerusu marũa, marĩ ciugo cia kũmeciiria wega na kũmoomĩrĩria, 319:31 Esit 4:1-3nĩgeetha marũmagie mĩthenya ĩyo ya Purimu mahinda marĩa matuĩtwo, o ta ũrĩa Moridekai ũrĩa Mũyahudi marĩ na Esiteri, mũtumia wa mũthamaki maamatuĩrĩire, na o ta ũrĩa meetuĩrĩire o ene, hamwe na njiaro ciao, ũhoro wĩgiĩ mahinda mao ma kwĩhinga kũrĩa irio na gũcakaya. 32Itua rĩu rĩa kũrũmĩrĩrwo rĩa Esiteri nĩrĩekĩrire mawatho macio maakoniĩ Purimu hinya, naguo watho ũcio ũkĩandĩkwo mabuku-inĩ ma kĩririkano.