In the first month, that is
, the month Nisan, in the twelfth year of king Ahasuerus, they cast Pur, that is
, the lot, before Haman from day to day, and from month to month, to
the twelfth month
, that is
, the month Adar.
And Haman said unto king Ahasuerus, There is a certain people scattered abroad and dispersed among the people in all the provinces of thy kingdom; and their laws are
diverse from all people; neither keep they the king's laws: therefore it is
not for the king's profit to suffer them.
If it please the king, let it be written that they may be destroyed: and I will pay ten thousand talents of silver to the hands of those that have the charge of the business, to bring it
into the king's treasuries.