Bible ~~- Apocrypha ~~- Esther (Greek) ~~- chapter 3 of 16 (6 verses.)

Esther (Greek) 3Wrench

The Emperor Promotes Backstabbing Hangman Haman
1 After these things did king Ahasuerus promote Haman the son of Hammedatha {Troubler-Of-Law} the Agagite, and advanced him, and set his seat above all the princes with him.
2 And all the king's servants, in the king's gate, bowed, and reverenced Haman: for the king had so commanded concerning him. But Mordecai bowed not, nor did him reverence.
3 Then the king's servants, in the king's gate, said to Mordecai {Pure-Myrrh}, Why transgress you the king's commandment?
4 Now it happened, when they spoke daily to him, and he didn't listen to them, that they told Haman, to see whether Mordecai's matters would stand: for he had told them that he was a Jew.
5 And when Haman saw that Mordecai bowed not, nor did him reverence, then was Haman full of fire-rage.
6 And he thought scorn to lay hands on Mordecai alone; for they had showed him the people of Mordecai: that's why Haman sought to destroy all the Jews that were throughout the whole kingdom of Ahasuerus, even the people of Mordecai.
7 In the 1st month [of the year], the month Nisan [Mid-March] in the 12th year of king Ahasuerus, they cast Pur, that is, the lot, before Haman from day today, and from month to month, to the 12th month, that is, the month of Adar [Fire.]
8 And Haman said to king Ahasuerus, There is a certain people scattered abroad and dispersed among the people in all the provinces of your 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.
9 If it please the king, let it be written that they may be destroyed: and I will pay 10 thousand talents of silver to the hands of those that have the charge of the business, to bring it into the king's treasuries.
10 And the king took his ring from his hand, and gave it to Haman the son of Hammedatha {Troubler-Of-Law} the Agagite, the Jews’ enemy.
11 And the king said to Haman, The silver is given to you, the people also, to do with them as it seems good to you.
12 Then were the king's scribes called on the 13th day of the 1st month, and there was written according to all that Haman had commanded to the king's lieutenants, and to the governors that were over every province, and to the rulers of every people of every province according to the writing thereof, and to every people after their language; in the name of king Ahasuerus was it written, and sealed with the king's ring.
13 And the letters were sent by posts into all the king's provinces, to destroy, to kill, and to cause to perish, all Jews, both young and old, little children and women, in one day, even upon the 13th day of the 12th month, which is the month of Adar {Fire}, and to take the spoil of them for a prey.
14 The copy of the writing for a commandment to be given in every province was published to all people, that they should be ready against that day.
15 The posts went out, being hastened by the king's commandment, and the decree was given in the palace complex at Susa. And the king and Haman sat down to drink; but the city Shushan was perplexed.