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Er y laa shen livrey ree Ahasuerus thie Haman noid ny Hewnyn, gys Esther yn ven-rein: as haink Mordecai kionfenish y ree; son va Esther er hoilshaghey cre v'eh jeeish.

On that day did the king Ahasuerus give the house of Haman the Jews' enemy unto Esther the queen. And Mordecai came before the king; for Esther had told what he was unto her.


As ghow yn ree yn fainey v'eh er ghoaill voish Haman, as hug eh eh da Mordecai. As hoie Esther Mordecai harrish thie Haman.

And the king took off his ring, which he had taken from Haman, and gave it unto Mordecai. And Esther set Mordecai over the house of Haman.


As loayr Esther reesht fenish y ree, as huitt ee sheese ec e chassyn, as ghuee ee lesh jeir, dy lhiettal olkys Haman yn Agagite, as e ghrogh choyrle va ayns e chree noi

And Esther spake yet again before the king, and fell down at his feet, and besought him with tears to put away the mischief of Haman the Agagite, and his device that he had devised against the Jews.


As heeyn y ree magh yn lorg airh reeoil gys Esther. Er shoh dirree Esther, as hass e kiongoyrt rish y ree:

Then the king held out the golden sceptre toward Esther. So Esther arose, and stood before the king,


As dooyrt ee, My s'gooidsave lesh y ree, as my ta mee er gheddyn foayr ayns e hilley, as my chooish cairagh kiongoyrt rish y ree, as mee hene pleasal ayns e hooillyn, lhig da order 've jeant dy yannoo dyn bree ny screeunyn currit magh liorish Haman mac Hammedatha yn Agagite, dy stroie ny Hewnyn t'ayns ooilley rheamyn y ree:

And said, If it please the king, and if I have favour in his sight, and the thing seem right before the king, and I be pleasing in his eyes, let it be written to reverse the letters devised by Haman the son of Hammedatha the Agagite, which he wrote to destroy the Jews which are in all the king's provinces:


Son kys oddym's surranse dy akin lheid y chragh dy heet er my phobble? ny kys oddym's gymmyrkey toyrt-mow my chynney.

For how can I endure to see the evil that shall come unto my people? or how can I endure to see the destruction of my kindred?


Eisht dooyrt ree Ahasuerus rish Esther yn ven-rein, as rish Mordecai yn Ew, Cur-my-ner, ta mee er livrey gys Esther thie Haman, as eh-hene t'ad er chroghey er y chriy, son dy hrog eh e laue noi ny Hewnyn.

Then the king Ahasuerus said unto Esther the queen and to Mordecai the Jew, Behold, I have given Esther the house of Haman, and him they have hanged upon the gallows, because he laid his hand upon the Jews.


Scrieu-jee myrgeddin ayns lieh ny Hewnyn, myr sailliu, ayns ennym y ree, as seal-jee eh lesh fainey yn ree: son yn order ta scruit ayns ennym y ree, as sealit lesh fainey yn ree, cha jig lesh dooinney er bee goll n'oi.

Write ye also for the Jews, as it liketh you, in the king's name, and seal it with the king's ring: for the writing which is written in the king's name, and sealed with the king's ring, may no man reverse.


Eisht va scrudeyryn y ree er nyn eam ec y traa cheddin 'sy trass vee (ta shen yn vee Sivan) er y trass laa as feed jeh'n vee cheddin, as ve scruit (cordail rish ooilley ny va Mordecai er harey) gys ny Hewnyn, as gys ny kiannoortyn, as ny briwnyn, as fir reill ny cheeraghtyn, voish India gys Ethiopia, shey-feed as shiaght rheamyn, gys dagh rheam cordail rish y scrieu oc hene, as gys dy chooilley phobble lurg nyn ghlare, as gys ny Hewnyn cordail rish y scrieu, as y ghlare oc hene.

Then were the king's scribes called at that time in the third month, that is, the month Sivan, on the three and twentieth day thereof; and it was written according to all that Mordecai commanded unto the Jews, and to the lieutenants, and the deputies and rulers of the provinces which are from India unto Ethiopia, an hundred twenty and seven provinces, unto every province according to the writing thereof, and unto every people after their language, and to the Jews according to their writing, and according to their language.


As scrieu eh ayns ennym ree Ahasuerus, as seal eh eh lesh fainey yn ree, as hug eh screeunyn lesh postyn er cabbil, as markee er muleyn, camelyn, as dromedareeyn aegey:

And he wrote in the king Ahasuerus' name, and sealed it with the king's ring, and sent letters by posts on horseback, and riders on mules, camels, and young dromedaries:


Lioroo va'n ree er lowal da ny Hewnyn, va ayns dy chooilley ard-valley, dy haglym ad-hene cooidjagh, as dy hassoo son nyn mioys, dy stroie, dy varroo, as dy choyrt mow slane pooar y pobble, as y rheam yinnagh soiagh orroo, chammah cloan veggey as mraane, as dy ghoaill yn chooid oc son spooilley:

Wherein the king granted the Jews which were in every city to gather themselves together, and to stand for their life, to destroy, to slay and to cause to perish, all the power of the people and province that would assault them, both little ones and women, and to take the spoil of them for a prey,


Er un laa, ayns ooilley rheamyn ree Ahasuerus, ta shen dy ghra, er yn trass laa yeig jeh'n nah vee yeig ta shen, yn vee Adar.

Upon one day in all the provinces of king Ahasuerus, namely, upon the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, which is the month Adar.


Va copy jeh'n order son sarey dy ve er ny choyrt ayns dy chooilley rheam, focklit magh gys dy chooilley phobble: as dy beagh ny Hewnyn aarloo ry-hoi yn laa shen, dy ghoaill cooilleen er nyn noidyn:

The copy of the writing for a commandment to be given in every province was published unto all people, and that the Jews should be ready against that day to avenge themselves on their enemies.


Myr shen hie ny postyn va markiagh er muleyn, as camelyn magh, ayns dy chooilley hiyr, myr v'ad eginit liorish sarey yn ree; as va'n decree focklit magh ec Shushan y phlaase.

So the posts that rode upon mules and camels went out, being hastened and pressed on by the king's commandment. And the decree was given at Shushan the palace.


As hie Mordecai magh veih fenish y ree, ayns coamrey reeoil dy ghorrym as bane, as lesh crown mooar dy airh, as lesh garmad sheeidey purple: as va ard-voggey as gennallys trooid ooilley ard-valley Shushan:

And Mordecai went out from the presence of the king in royal apparel of blue and white, and with a great crown of gold, and with a garment of fine linen and purple: and the city of Shushan rejoiced and was glad.


Va ec ny Hewnyn, soilshey, as gennallys, as boggey, as ooashley.

The Jews had light, and gladness, and joy, and honour.


As ayns dy chooilley rheam, as ayns dy chooilley ard-valley, raad erbee dy daink sarey as decree yn ree, va boggey as gennallys, cuirraghyn as laa dy yien mie: as haink ymmodee jeh pobble y cheer harrish gys credjue ny Hewnyn: as v'ad ayns aggle roish ny Hewnyn.

And in every province, and in every city, whithersoever the king's commandment and his decree came, the Jews had joy and gladness, a feast and a good day. And many of the people of the land became Jews; for the fear of the Jews fell upon them.