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A highly readable English translation of the full text of the Megillah

The Book of Esther "Megillah" Translation

The Book of Esther "Megillah" Translation

The Story of Esther

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And it came to pass in the days of Achashverosh the same Achashverosh who ruled from Hodu to Cush, one hundred and twenty-seven provinces...
After these events, when King Achashverosh's wrath had abated, he remembered Vashti and what she had done and what had been decreed upon her...
After these events, King Achashverosh promoted Haman, son of Hamdata, the Agagite and advanced him; he placed his seat above all his fellow ministers...
Mordechai knew all that had occurred, so Mordechai tore his clothes in mourning and put on sackcloth and ash...
On the third day Esther donned [garments of] royalty and stood in the inner courtyard of the palace, facing the palace...
That night, the king's sleep was disturbed. He ordered that the Book of Records, the Chronicles, be brought, and they were read before the king...
The king and Haman came to drink with Queen Esther. And again on the second day the king said to Esther during the wine feast, "What is your plea, Queen Esther?"...
On that day, King Achashverosh gave Queen Esther the estate of Haman, persecutor of the Jews. And Mordechai came before the king...
On the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, which is the month of Adar, when the time for the carrying out of the king's edict and law had arrived, on the day the enemies of the Jews had thought they would dominate them, the situation was reversed...
King Achashverosh levied a tax upon the mainland and the islands of the sea...
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