13Having by manifold and cunning deceits sought of us the destruction, as well of Mardocheus, who saved our life, and continually procured our good, as also of blameless Esther, partaker of our kingdom, with their whole nation. 14For by these means he thought, finding us destitute of friends to have translated the kingdom of the Persians to the Macedonians. 15But we find that the Jews, whom this wicked wretch hath delivered to utter destruction, are no evildoers, but live by most just laws: 16And that they be children of the most high and most mighty, living God, who hath ordered the kingdom both unto us and to our progenitors in the most excellent manner.17Wherefore ye shall do well not to put in execution the letters sent unto you by Aman the son of Amadatha. 18For he that was the worker of these things, is hanged at the gates of Susa with all his family: God, who ruleth all things, speedily rendering vengeance to him according to his deserts. 19Therefore ye shall publish the copy of this letter in all places, that the Jews may freely live after their own laws.