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. 20And ye shall aid them, that even the same day, being the thirteenth day of the twelfth month Adar, they may be avenged on them, who in the time of their affliction shall set upon them.21For Almighty God hath turned to joy unto them the day, wherein the chosen people should have perished. 22Ye shall therefore among your solemn feasts keep it an high day with all feasting: 23That both now and hereafter there may be safety to us and the well affected Persians; but to those which do conspire against us a memorial of destruction.