1 And Sovereign Aḥashwĕrosh laid compulsory labour on the land and the islands of the sea.
2 And all the acts of his strength and his might, and the exact account of the greatness of Mordeḵai, with which the sovereign made him great, are they not written in the book of the annals of the sovereigns of Maḏai and Paras?
3 For Mordeḵai the Yahuḏi was second to Sovereign Aḥashwĕrosh, and great among the Yahuḏim and pleasing to his many brothers, seeking the good of his people and speaking peace to all his seed.
4 Then Mordeḵai said, “Elohim has done these matters.
5 “For I remember a dream which I saw concerning these matters, and none of them have failed.
6 “A little fountain became a river, and there was light, and the sun, and much water. This river is Estĕr, whom the sovereign married, and made Sovereigness.
7 “And the two dragons are Haman and I,
8 and the nations are those who were assembled to destroy the name of the Yahuḏim.
9 “And my nation is this Yisra’ĕl, which cried to Elohim, and were saved! for 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 has saved His people, and 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 has delivered us from all those evils, and Elohim has wrought signs and great wonders, which have not been done among the gentiles.
10 “Therefore He has made two lots: one for the people of Elohim, and another for all the gentiles.
11 “And these two lots came at the hour, and time, and day of judgment, before Elohim among all nations.”
12 So Elohim remembered His people, and rightly-ruled His inheritance.
13 Therefore those days shall be unto them in the month Aḏar, the fourteenth and fifteenth day of the same month, with an assembly, and joy, and with gladness before Elohim, according to their generations forever among His people.