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conflict between Haman and Mordecai

After these things King Ahasuerus gave Haman's rise to power, the son of Hammedatha the Agagite, he raised in dignity and set his seat above those of all the chiefs who were with him. All the king's servants, who stood at the door of the king, bent the knee and bowed down to Haman, for such was the king's order against him. But Mordecai arrow pointing to the knee and did not bow down. And the king's servants, who stood at the door of the king, said unto Mordecai, Why do you transgress the king's commandment? As they repeated it every day and he did not listen, they did report it to Haman, to see whether Mordecai in his resolution because he had told them he was Jewish. And when Haman saw that Mordecai did flexed knee point and did prostrate point ahead of him. It was filled with fury, but he disdained to lay hands on Mordecai alone, for he had told people what was Mordecai, and he wanted to destroy the people of Mordecai, the Jews who were in the whole kingdom of Ahasuerus .

Conspiracy of Haman against the Jews

the first month, which is the month of Nisan, the twelfth year of King Ahasuerus, they cast Pur, that is to say the lot, before Haman for each day and each month until the twelfth month, which is the month of Adar. Then Haman said to King Ahasuerus: There are in all the provinces of thy kingdom and a people dispersed among the people, with different laws from those of all peoples and did not keep the king's laws. It is not in the interest of the king to let him rest. If the king's pleasure, we write the order to destroy them and I will pay ten thousand talents of silver into the hands of officials, so that the door into the king's treasury. The king took his ring from his hand and gave it to Haman son of Hammedatha the Agagite, enemy of the Jews. And the king said to Haman: The money given to you, the people also; do with it what you like. Secretaries King was called on the thirteenth day of the first month, they wrote, according to all that was ordered by Haman, the king's satraps, the governors of each province and leaders of every nation, every province according its writing and to every people after their language. This was the name of King Ahasuerus that we wrote, and sealed with the king's ring. The letters were sent by posts into all the king's provinces, to be destroyed, to be killed and to destroy all Jews, young and old, little children and women in one day, the thirteenth the twelfth month, which is the month Adar, and to that their properties were looted. These letters contained a copy of the edict was to be published in each province and invited all people to be ready for that day. The posts went out hastily after the order of the king. The decree was published in Susa, the capital, and while the king and Haman were drinking, the city of Shushan was in consternation.

Mourning Mordecai

Mordecai, who learned everything that was going on, tore his clothes, wrapped herself in a bag and covered with ash. Then he went to the middle of the Town pushing strongly bitter cries, and went to the door of the king, whose entrance was prohibited to any person wearing a bag. In every province, whithersoever the king's commandment and his decree, there was great distress among the Jews, they fasted, wept and wailed, and many lay on sackcloth and ashes. Esther's maids and eunuchs came to tell him that, and the queen was very frightened. She sent clothes for Mordecai to cover him and make him take off his bag, but he did not accept it.

dealings between Esther and Mordecai
Then Esther called

Hathach, one of the eunuchs that the king had placed beside her, and she instructed him to go and ask what it was Mordecai and where they came from. Hathach Mordecai went to the town square, before the king's gate. And Mordecai told him everything that had happened, and told him the money that Haman had promised to deliver to the royal treasury in return for the massacre of Jews. It also gave him a copy of the edict at Shushan to destroy them, so he should show to Esther and made him know everything, and he ordered that Esther went to the king for mercy and plead for her people. Hathach came and told Esther the words of Mordecai. Esther Hathach instructed to say to Mordecai: All the king's servants and people of the king's provinces know that there is a law on the death penalty against anyone, male or female, joined the king in the courtyard, without having been called, he alone was spared, the king who seeks the golden scepter. And I have not been called to the king for thirty days. When Esther's words had been reported to Mordecai, Mordecai sent word to Esther: Do not imagine that you will escape only of all Jews, because you're in the king's house, because if you shut up now, relief and deliverance will arise for other Jews, and thou and thy father's house will perish. And who knows if not for a time like this that thou art come to the kingdom?

Decision Esther

Esther sent word to Mordecai: "Go, gather all the Jews who are in Susa, and fast for me, without food or drink for three days, night or day. I also will fast even with my maid, then I will come in the king, despite the law, and if I perish, I perish. Mordecai went away and did all that Esther had commanded him.


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