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Esther 3:9 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

If the king approves, let an order be drawn up authorizing their destruction, and I will pay 375 tons of silver to[a] the accountants for deposit in the royal treasury.”


  1. Esther 3:9 Lit will weigh 10,000 silver talents on the hands of

Esther 3:13 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

13 Letters were sent by couriers to each of the royal provinces telling the officials to destroy, kill, and annihilate all the Jewish people—young and old, women and children—and plunder their possessions on a single day, the thirteenth day of Adar, the twelfth month.[a]


  1. Esther 3:13 LXX adds the text of Ahasuerus’s letter here.

Esther 4:7 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Mordecai told him everything that had happened as well as the exact amount of money Haman had promised to pay the royal treasury for the slaughter of the Jews.

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