Ester - EN/PT

Esther 1

1 Now it came about in the days of Ahasuerus, (that Ahasuerus who was ruler of a hundred and twenty-seven divisions of the kingdom, from India as far as Ethiopia:)
1 E sucedeu, nos dias de Assuero (este é aquele Assuero que reinou, desde a Índia até à Etiópia, sobre cento e vinte e sete províncias);

2 That in those days, when King Ahasuerus was ruling in Shushan, his strong town,
2 naqueles dias, assentando-se o rei Assuero sobre o trono do seu reino, que está na fortaleza de Susã,
3 In the third year of his rule he gave a feast to all his captains and his servants; and the captains of the army of Persia and Media, the great men and the rulers of the divisions of his kingdom, were present before him;
3 no terceiro ano de seu reinado, fez um convite a todos os seus príncipes e seus servos (o poder da Pérsia e Média e os maiores senhores das províncias estavam perante ele),
4 And for a long time, even a hundred and eighty days, he let them see all the wealth and the glory of his kingdom and the great power and honour which were his.
4 para mostrar as riquezas da glória do seu reino e o esplendor da sua excelente grandeza, por muitos dias, a saber, cento e oitenta dias.
5 And at the end of that time, the king gave a feast for all the people who were present in Shushan, the king’s town, small as well as great, for seven days, in the outer square of the garden of the king’s house.
5 E, acabados aqueles dias, fez o rei um convite a todo o povo que se achou na fortaleza de Susã, desde o maior até ao menor, por sete dias, no pátio do jardim do palácio real.
6 There were fair hangings of white and green and blue, fixed with cords of purple and the best linen to silver rings and pillars of polished stone: the seats were of gold and silver on a floor of red and white and yellow and black stone.
6 As tapeçarias eram de pano branco, verde e azul celeste, pendentes de cordões de linho fino e púrpura, e argolas de prata, e colunas de mármore; os leitos eram de ouro e de prata, sobre um pavimento de pórfiro, e de mármore, e de alabastro, e de pedras preciosas.
7 And they gave them drink in gold vessels, every vessel being different, and wine of the kingdom, freely given by the king.
7 E dava-se de beber em vasos de ouro, e os vasos eram diferentes uns dos outros; e havia muito vinho real, segundo o estado do rei.
8 And the drinking was in keeping with the law; no one was forced: for the king had given orders to all the chief servants of his house to do as was pleasing to every man.
8 E o beber era, por lei, feito sem que ninguém forçasse a outro; porque assim o tinha ordenado o rei expressamente a todos os grandes da sua casa que fizessem conforme a vontade de cada um.
9 And Vashti the queen gave a feast for the women in the house of King Ahasuerus.
9 Também a rainha Vasti fez um banquete para as mulheres da casa real do rei Assuero.
10 On the seventh day, when the heart of the king was glad with wine, he gave orders to Mehuman, Biztha, Harbona, Bigtha, and Abagtha, Zethar, and Carcas, the seven unsexed servants who were waiting before Ahasuerus the king,
10 E, ao sétimo dia, estando já o coração do rei alegre do vinho, mandou a Meumã, Bizta, Harbona, Bigtá, Abagta, Zetar e a Carcas, os sete eunucos que serviam na presença do rei Assuero,
11 That Vashti the queen was to come before him, crowned with her crown, and let the people and the captains see her: for she was very beautiful.
11 que introduzissem na presença do rei a rainha Vasti, com a coroa real, para mostrar aos povos e aos príncipes a sua formosura, porque era formosa à vista.
12 But when the servants gave her the king’s order, Vashti the queen said she would not come: then the king was very angry, and his heart was burning with wrath.
12 Porém a rainha Vasti recusou vir conforme a palavra do rei, pela mão dos eunucos; pelo que o rei muito se enfureceu, e ardeu nele a sua ira.
13 And the king said to the wise men, who had knowledge of the times, (for this was the king’s way with all who were expert in law and in the giving of decisions:
13 Então, perguntou o rei aos sábios que entendiam dos tempos (porque assim se tratavam os negócios do rei na presença de todos os que sabiam a lei e o direito;
14 And second only to him were Carshena, Shethar, Admatha, Tarshish, Meres, Marsena, and Memucan, the seven rulers of Persia and Media, who were friends of the king, and had the first places in the kingdom:)
14 e os mais chegados a ele eram: Carsena, Setar, Admata, Társis, Meres, Marsena, Memucã, os sete príncipes dos persas e dos medos, que viam a face do rei e se assentavam os primeiros no reino)
15 What is to be done by law to Vashti the queen, because she has not done what King Ahasuerus, by his servants, gave her orders to do?
15 o que, segundo a lei, se devia fazer da rainha Vasti, por não haver cumprido o mandado do rei Assuero, pela mão dos eunucos.
16 And before the king and the captains, Memucan gave his answer: Vashti the queen has done wrong, not only to the king, but to all the captains and to all the peoples in all the divisions of the kingdom of King Ahasuerus;
16 Então, disse Memucã na presença do rei e dos príncipes: Não somente pecou contra o rei a rainha Vasti, mas também contra todos os príncipes e contra todos os povos que há em todas as províncias do rei Assuero.
17 For news of what the queen has done will come to the ears of all women, and they will no longer give respect to their husbands when it is said to them, King Ahasuerus gave orders for Vashti the queen to come before him and she came not.
17 Porque a notícia deste feito da rainha sairá a todas as mulheres, de modo que desprezarão a seus maridos aos seus olhos, quando se disser: Mandou o rei Assuero que introduzissem à sua presença a rainha Vasti, porém ela não veio.
18 And the wives of the captains of Persia and Media, hearing what the queen has done, will say the same to all the king’s captains. So there will be much shame and wrath.
18 E, neste mesmo dia, as princesas da Pérsia e da Média dirão o mesmo a todos os príncipes do rei, ouvindo o feito da rainha; e, assim, haverá assaz desprezo e indignação.
19 If it is pleasing to the king, let an order go out from him, and let it be recorded among the laws of the Persians and the Medes, so that it may never be changed, that Vashti is never again to come before King Ahasuerus; and let the king give her place to another who is better than she.
19 Se bem parecer ao rei, saia da sua parte um edito real, e escreva-se nas leis dos persas e dos medos, e não se revogue que Vasti não entre mais na presença do rei Assuero, e o rei dê o reino dela à sua companheira que seja melhor do que ela.
20 And when this order, given by the king, is made public through all his kingdom (for it is great), all the wives will give honour to their husbands, great as well as small.
20 E, ouvindo-se o mandado que o rei decretar em todo o seu reino (porque é grande), todas as mulheres darão honra a seus maridos, desde a maior até à menor.
21 And this suggestion seemed good to the king and the captains; and the king did as Memucan said;
21 E pareceram bem essas palavras aos olhos do rei e dos príncipes; e fez o rei conforme a palavra de Memucã.
22 And sent letters to all the divisions of the kingdom, to every division in the writing commonly used there, and to every people in the language which was theirs, saying that every man was to be the ruler in his house, and that this order was to be given out in the language of his people.
22 Então, enviou cartas a todas as províncias do rei, a cada província segundo a sua escritura e a cada povo segundo a sua língua: Que cada homem fosse senhor em sua casa; e que isso se publicasse em todos os povos conforme a língua de cada um.

Esther 2

1 After these things, when the king’s feelings were calmer, the thought of Vashti and what she had done and the order he had made against her, came back to his mind.
1 Passadas essas coisas, e apaziguado já o furor do rei Assuero, lembrou-se de Vasti, e do que fizera, e do que se tinha decretado a seu respeito.
2 Then the servants who were waiting on the king said to him, Let search be made for some fair young virgins for the king:
2 Então, disseram os jovens do rei que lhe serviam: Busquem-se para o rei moças virgens, formosas à vista.
3 Let the king give authority to certain men in all the divisions of his kingdom, to get together all the fair young virgins and send them to Shushan, the king’s town, to the women’s house, under the care of Hegai, the king’s servant, the keeper of the women: and let the things needed for making them clean be given to them;
3 E ponha o rei comissários em todas as províncias do seu reino, que reúnam todas as moças virgens, formosas à vista, na fortaleza de Susã, na casa das mulheres, debaixo da mão de Hegai, eunuco do rei, guarda das mulheres, e dêem-se-lhes os seus enfeites.
4 And let the girl who is pleasing to the king be queen in place of Vashti. And the king was pleased with this suggestion; and he did so.
4 E a moça que parecer bem aos olhos do rei reine em lugar de Vasti. E isso pareceu bem aos olhos do rei, e assim fez.
5 Now there was a certain Jew in Shushan named Mordecai, the son of Jair, the son of Shimei, the son of Kish, a Benjamite;
5 Havia, então, um homem judeu na fortaleza de Susã, cujo nome era Mardoqueu, filho de Jair, filho de Simei, filho de Quis, homem benjamita,
6 Who had been taken away from Jerusalem among those who had been made prisoner with Jeconiah, king of Judah, when Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, had taken him away.
6 que fora transportado de Jerusalém com os cativos que foram levados com Jeconias, rei de Judá, ao qual transportara Nabucodonosor, rei de Babilônia.
7 And he had been a father to Hadassah, that is Esther, the daughter of his father’s brother: for she had no father or mother, and she was very beautiful; and when her father and mother were dead, Mordecai took her for his daughter.
7 Este criara a Hadassa (que é Ester, filha do seu tio), porque não tinha pai nem mãe; e era moça bela de aparência e formosa à vista; e, morrendo seu pai e sua mãe, Mardoqueu a tomara por sua filha.
8 So when the order made by the king was publicly given out, and a number of girls had been placed in the care of Hegai in the king’s house in Shushan, Esther was taken into the king’s house and put in the care of Hegai, the keeper of the women.
8 Sucedeu, pois, que, divulgando-se o mandado do rei e a sua lei e ajuntando-se muitas moças na fortaleza de Susã, debaixo da mão de Hegai, também levaram Ester à casa do rei, debaixo da mão de Hegai, guarda das mulheres.
9 And he was pleased with the girl and was kind to her; and he quickly gave her what was needed for making her clean, and the things which were hers by right, and seven servant-girls who were to be hers from the king’s house: and he had her and her servant-girls moved to the best place in the women’s part of the house.
9 E a moça pareceu formosa aos seus olhos e alcançou graça perante ele; pelo que se apressou a dar-lhe os seus enfeites e os seus alimentos, como também em lhe dar sete moças de respeito da casa do rei; e a fez passar com as suas moças ao melhor lugar da casa das mulheres.
10 Esther had not said what family or people she came from, for Mordecai had given her orders not to do so.
10 Ester, porém, não declarou o seu povo e a sua parentela; porque Mardoqueu lhe tinha ordenado que o não declarasse.
11 And every day Mordecai took his walk before the square of the women’s house, to see how Esther was and what would be done to her.
11 E passeava Mardoqueu cada dia diante do pátio da casa das mulheres, para se informar de como Ester passava e do que lhe sucederia.
12 Now every girl, when her turn came, had to go in to King Ahasuerus, after undergoing, for a space of twelve months, what was ordered by the law for the women (for this was the time necessary for making them clean, that is, six months with oil of myrrh and six months with sweet perfumes and such things as are needed for making women clean):
12 E, chegando já a vez de cada moça, para vir ao rei Assuero, depois que fora feito a cada uma segundo a lei das mulheres, por doze meses (porque assim se cumpriam os dias das suas purificações, seis meses com óleo de mirra e seis meses com especiarias e com as coisas para a purificação das mulheres),
13 And in this way the girl went in to the king; whatever she had a desire for was given to her to take with her from the women’s house into the house of the king.
13 desta maneira, pois, entrava a moça ao rei; tudo quanto ela desejava se lhe dava, para ir da casa das mulheres à casa do rei;
14 In the evening she went, and on the day after she came back to the second house of the women, into the keeping of Shaashgaz, one of the king’s unsexed servants who had the care of the king’s wives: only if the king had delight in her and sent for her by name did she go in to him again.
14 à tarde, entrava e, pela manhã, tornava à segunda casa das mulheres, debaixo da mão de Saasgaz, eunuco do rei, guarda das concubinas; não tornava mais ao rei, salvo se o rei a desejasse e fosse chamada por nome.
15 Now when the time came for Esther, the daughter of Abihail, his father’s brother, whom Mordecai had taken as his daughter, to go in to the king, she made request for nothing but what Hegai, the king’s servant and keeper of the women, had given her. And Esther was looked on kindly by all who saw her.
15 Chegando, pois, a vez de Ester, filha de Abiail, tio de Mardoqueu (que a tomara por sua filha), para ir ao rei, coisa nenhuma pediu, senão o que disse Hegai, eunuco do rei, guarda das mulheres; e alcançava Ester graça aos olhos de todos quantos a viam.
16 So Esther was taken in to King Ahasuerus in his house in the tenth month, which is the month Tebeth, in the seventh year of his rule.
16 Assim, foi levada Ester ao rei Assuero, à casa real, no décimo mês, que é o mês de tebete, no sétimo ano do seu reinado.
17 And Esther was more pleasing to the king than all the women, and to his eyes she was fairer and more full of grace than all the other virgins: so he put his crown on her head and made her queen in place of Vashti.
17 E o rei amou a Ester mais do que a todas as mulheres, e ela alcançou perante ele graça e benevolência mais do que todas as virgens; e pôs a coroa real na sua cabeça e a fez rainha em lugar de Vasti.
18 Then the king gave a great feast for all his captains and his servants, even Esther’s feast; and he gave orders through all the divisions of his kingdom for a day of rest from work, and gave wealth from his store.
18 Então, o rei fez um grande convite a todos os seus príncipes e aos seus servos para a festa de Ester; e deu repouso às províncias e fez presentes segundo o estado do rei.
19 And when the virgins came together in the second house of the women, Mordecai took his seat in the doorway of the king’s house.
19 E, reunindo-se segunda vez as virgens, Mardoqueu estava assentado à porta do rei.
20 Esther had still said nothing of her family or her people, as Mordecai had given her orders; for Esther did what Mordecai said, as when she was living with him.
20 Ester, porém, não declarava a sua parentela e o seu povo, como Mardoqueu lhe ordenara; porque Ester cumpria o mandado de Mardoqueu, como quando a criara.
21 In those days, while Mordecai was seated at the king’s doorway, two of the king’s servants, Bigthan and Teresh, keepers of the door, being angry, were looking for a chance to make an attack on King Ahasuerus.
21 Naqueles dias, assentando-se Mardoqueu à porta do rei, dois eunucos do rei, dos guardas da porta, Bigtã e Teres, grandemente se indignaram e procuraram pôr as mãos sobre o rei Assuero.
22 And Mordecai, having knowledge of their purpose, sent word of it to Esther the queen; and Esther gave the news to the king in Mordecai’s name.
22 E veio isso ao conhecimento de Mardoqueu, e ele o fez saber à rainha Ester, e Ester o disse ao rei, em nome de Mardoqueu.
23 And when the thing had been looked into, it was seen to be true, and the two of them were put to death by hanging on a tree: and it was put down in the records before the king.
23 E inquiriu-se o negócio, e se descobriu; e ambos foram enforcados numa forca. Isso foi escrito no livro das crônicas perante o rei.

Esther 3

1 After these things, by the order of the king, Haman, the son of Hammedatha the Agagite, was lifted up and given a position of honour and a higher place than all the other captains who were with him.
1 Depois dessas coisas, o rei Assuero engrandeceu a Hamã, filho de Hamedata, agagita, e o exaltou; e pôs o seu lugar acima de todos os príncipes que estavam com ele.
2 And all the king’s servants who were in the king’s house went down to the earth before Haman and gave him honour: for so the king had given orders. But Mordecai did not go down before him or give him honour.
2 E todos os servos do rei, que estavam à porta do rei, se inclinavam e se prostravam perante Hamã; porque assim tinha ordenado o rei acerca dele; porém Mardoqueu não se inclinava nem se prostrava.
3 Then the king’s servants who were in the king’s house said to Mordecai, Why do you go against the king’s order?
3 Então, os servos do rei, que estavam à porta do rei, disseram a Mardoqueu: Por que traspassas o mandado do rei?
4 Now when they had said this to him day after day and he gave no attention, they let Haman have news of it, to see if Mordecai’s behaviour would be overlooked: for he had said to them that he was a Jew.
4 Sucedeu, pois, que, dizendo-lhe eles isso, de dia em dia, e não lhes dando ele ouvidos, o fizeram saber a Hamã, para verem se as palavras de Mardoqueu se sustentariam, porque ele lhes tinha declarado que era judeu.
5 And when Haman saw that Mordecai did not go down before him and give him honour, Haman was full of wrath.
5 Vendo, pois, Hamã que Mardoqueu não se inclinava nem se prostrava diante dele, Hamã se encheu de furor.
6 But it was not enough for him to make an attack on Mordecai only; for they had made clear to him who Mordecai’s people were; so Haman made it his purpose to put an end to all the Jews, even Mordecai’s people, through all the kingdom of Ahasuerus.
6 Porém, em seus olhos, teve em pouco o pôr as mãos só sobre Mardoqueu (porque lhe haviam declarado o povo de Mardoqueu); Hamã, pois, procurou destruir todos os judeus que havia em todo o reino de Assuero, ao povo de Mardoqueu.
7 In the first month, the month Nisan, in the twelfth year of King Ahasuerus, from day to day and from month to month they went on looking for a sign given by Pur (that is chance) before Haman, till the sign came out for the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, the month Adar.
7 No primeiro mês (que é o mês de nisã), no ano duodécimo do rei Assuero, se lançou Pur, isto é, a sorte, perante Hamã, de dia em dia e de mês em mês, até ao duodécimo mês, que é o mês de adar.
8 And Haman said to King Ahasuerus, There is a certain nation living here and there in small groups among the people in all the divisions of your kingdom; their laws are different from those of any other nation, and they do not keep the king’s laws: for this reason it is not right for the king to let them be.
8 E Hamã disse ao rei Assuero: Existe espalhado e dividido entre os povos em todas as províncias do teu reino um povo cujas leis são diferentes das leis de todos os povos e que não cumpre as leis do rei; pelo que não convém ao rei deixá-lo ficar.
9 If it is the king’s pleasure, let a statement ordering their destruction be put in writing: and I will give to those responsible for the king’s business, ten thousand talents of silver for the king’s store-house.
9 Se bem parecer ao rei, escreva-se que os matem; e eu porei nas mãos dos que fizerem a obra dez mil talentos de prata, para que entrem nos tesouros do rei.
10 And the king took his ring from his hand and gave it to Haman, the son of Hammedatha the Agagite, the hater of the Jews.
10 Então, tirou o rei o anel da sua mão e o deu a Hamã, filho de Hamedata, agagita, adversário dos judeus.
11 And the king said to Haman, The money is yours, and the people, to do with them whatever seems right to you.
11 E disse o rei a Hamã: Essa prata te é dada, como também esse povo, para fazeres dele o que bem parecer aos teus olhos.
12 Then on the thirteenth day of the first month, the king’s scribes were sent for, and they put in writing Haman’s orders to all the king’s captains and the rulers of every division of his kingdom and the chiefs of every people: for every division of the kingdom in the writing commonly used there, and to every people in the language which was theirs; it was signed in the name of King Ahasuerus and stamped with the king’s ring.
12 Então, chamaram os escrivães do rei no primeiro mês, no dia treze do mesmo, e conforme tudo quanto Hamã mandou se escreveu aos príncipes do rei, e aos governadores que havia sobre cada província, e aos principais de cada povo; a cada província segundo a sua escritura e a cada povo segundo a sua língua; em nome do rei Assuero se escreveu, e com o anel do rei se selou.
13 And letters were sent by the runners into every division of the kingdom ordering the death and destruction of all Jews, young and old, little children and women, on the same day, even the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, the month Adar, and the taking of all their goods by force.
13 E as cartas se enviaram pela mão dos correios a todas as províncias do rei, que destruíssem, matassem, e lançassem a perder a todos os judeus desde o moço até ao velho, crianças e mulheres, em um mesmo dia, a treze do duodécimo mês (que é mês de adar), e que saqueassem o seu despojo.
14 A copy of the writing, to be made public in every part of the kingdom, was sent out to all the peoples, so that they might be ready when that day came.
14 Uma cópia do escrito para que se proclamasse a lei em cada província foi enviada a todos os povos, para que estivessem preparados para aquele dia.
15 The runners went out quickly by the king’s order, and a public statement was made in Shushan: and the king and Haman took wine together: but the town of Shushan was troubled.
15 Os correios, pois, impelidos pela palavra do rei, saíram, e a lei se proclamou na fortaleza de Susã; e o rei e Hamã se assentaram a beber; porém a cidade de Susã estava confusa.

Esther 4

1 Now when Mordecai saw what was done, pulling off his robe, he put on haircloth, with dust on his head, and went out into the middle of the town, crying out with a loud and bitter cry.
1 Quando Mardoqueu soube tudo quanto se havia passado, rasgou Mardoqueu as suas vestes, e vestiu-se de um pano de saco com cinza, e saiu pelo meio da cidade, e clamou com grande e amargo clamor;
2 And he came even before the king’s doorway; for no one might come inside the king’s door clothed in haircloth.
2 e chegou até diante da porta do rei; porque ninguém vestido de pano de saco podia entrar pelas portas do rei.
3 And in every part of the kingdom, wherever the king’s word and his order came, there was great sorrow among the Jews, and weeping and crying and going without food; and numbers of them were stretched on the earth covered with dust and haircloth.
3 E em todas as províncias aonde a palavra do rei e a sua lei chegavam havia entre os judeus grande luto, com jejum, e choro, e lamentação; e muitos estavam deitados em pano de saco e em cinza.
4 And Esther’s women and her servants came and gave her word of it. Then great was the grief of the queen: and she sent robes for Mordecai, so that his clothing of haircloth might be taken off; but he would not have them.
4 Então, vieram as moças de Ester e os seus eunucos e fizeram-lhe saber, com o que a rainha muito se doeu; e mandou vestes para vestir a Mardoqueu e tirar-lhe o seu silício; porém ele não as aceitou.
5 Then Esther sent for Hathach, one of the king’s unsexed servants whom he had given her for waiting on her, and she gave him orders to go to Mordecai and see what this was and why it was.
5 Então, Ester chamou a Hataque (um dos eunucos do rei, que este tinha posto na presença dela) e deu-lhe mandado para Mardoqueu, para saber que era aquilo e para quê.
6 So Hathach went out and saw Mordecai in the open square of the town before the king’s doorway.
6 E, saindo Hataque a Mardoqueu, à praça da cidade que estava diante da porta do rei,
7 And Mordecai gave him an account of what had taken place, and of the amount of money which Haman had said he would put into the king’s store for the destruction of the Jews.
7 Mardoqueu lhe fez saber tudo quanto lhe tinha sucedido, como também a oferta da prata que Hamã dissera que daria para os tesouros do rei pelos judeus, para os lançar a perder.
8 And he gave him the copy of the order which had been given out in Shushan for their destruction, ordering him to let Esther see it, and to make it clear to her; and to say to her that she was to go in to the king, requesting his mercy, and making prayer for her people.
8 Também lhe deu a cópia da lei escrita que se publicara em Susã para os destruir, para a mostrar a Ester, e lha fazer saber, e para lhe ordenar que fosse ter com o rei, e lhe pedisse, e suplicasse na sua presença pelo seu povo.
9 And Hathach came back and gave Esther an account of what Mordecai had said.
9 Veio, pois, Hataque e fez saber a Ester as palavras de Mardoqueu.
10 Then Esther sent Hathach to say to Mordecai:
10 Então, disse Ester a Hataque e mandou-lhe dizer a Mardoqueu:
11 It is common knowledge among all the king’s servants and the people of every part of the kingdom, that if anyone, man or woman, comes to the king in his inner room without being sent for, there is only one law for him, that he is to be put to death; only those to whom the king’s rod of gold is stretched out may keep their lives: but I have not been sent for to come before the king these thirty days.
11 Todos os servos do rei e o povo das províncias do rei bem sabem que para todo homem ou mulher que entrar ao rei, no pátio interior, sem ser chamado, não há senão uma sentença, a de morte, salvo se o rei estender para ele o cetro de ouro, para que viva; e eu, nestes trinta dias, não sou chamada para entrar ao rei.
12 And they said these words to Mordecai.
12 E fizeram saber a Mardoqueu as palavras de Ester.
13 Then Mordecai sent this answer back to Esther: Do not have the idea that you in the king’s house will be safe from the fate of all the Jews.
13 Então, disse Mardoqueu que tornassem a dizer a Ester: Não imagines, em teu ânimo, que escaparás na casa do rei, mais do que todos os outros judeus.
14 If at this time you say nothing, then help and salvation will come to the Jews from some other place, but you and your father’s family will come to destruction: and who is to say that you have not come to the kingdom even for such a time as this?
14 Porque, se de todo te calares neste tempo, socorro e livramento doutra parte virá para os judeus, mas tu e a casa de teu pai perecereis; e quem sabe se para tal tempo como este chegaste a este reino?
15 Then Esther sent them back to Mordecai with this answer:
15 Então, disse Ester que tornassem a dizer a Mardoqueu:
16 Go, get together all the Jews who are present in Shushan, and go without food for me, taking no food or drink night or day for three days: and I and my women will do the same; and so I will go in to the king, which is against the law: and if death is to be my fate, then let it come.
16 Vai, e ajunta todos os judeus que se acharem em Susã, e jejuai por mim, e não comais nem bebais por três dias, nem de dia nem de noite, e eu e as minhas moças também assim jejuaremos; e assim irei ter com o rei, ainda que não é segundo a lei; e, perecendo, pereço.
17 So Mordecai went away and did everything as Esther had said.
17 Então, Mardoqueu foi e fez conforme tudo quanto Ester lhe ordenou.

Esther 5

1 Now on the third day, Esther put on her queen’s robes, and took her place in the inner room of the king’s house, facing the king’s house: and the king was seated on his high seat in the king’s house, facing the doorway of the house.
1 Sucedeu, pois, que, ao terceiro dia, Ester se vestiu de suas vestes reais e se pôs no pátio interior da casa do rei, defronte do aposento do rei; e o rei estava assentado sobre o seu trono real, na casa real, defronte da porta do aposento.
2 And when the king saw Esther the queen waiting in the inner room, looking kindly on her he put out the rod of gold in his hand to her. So Esther came near and put her fingers on the top of the rod.
2 E sucedeu que, vendo o rei a rainha Ester, que estava no pátio, ela alcançou graça aos seus olhos; e o rei apontou para Ester com o cetro de ouro, que tinha na sua mão, e Ester chegou e tocou a ponta do cetro.
3 Then the king said, What is your desire, Queen Esther, and what is your request? I will give it to you, even to the half of my kingdom.
3 Então, o rei lhe disse: Que é o que tens, rainha Ester, ou qual é a tua petição? Até metade do reino se te dará.
4 And Esther in answer said, If it seems good to the king, let the king and Haman come today to the feast which I have made ready for him.
4 E disse Ester: Se bem parecer ao rei, venha o rei e Hamã hoje ao banquete que tenho preparado para o rei.
5 Then the king said, Let Haman come quickly, so that what Esther has said may be done. So the king and Haman came to the feast which Esther had made ready.
5 Então, disse o rei: Fazei apressar a Hamã, que cumpra o mandado de Ester. Vindo, pois, o rei e Hamã ao banquete, que Ester tinha preparado,
6 And while they were drinking wine the king said to Esther, What is your prayer? for it will be given to you and what is your request? for it will be done, even to the half of my kingdom.
6 disse o rei a Ester, no banquete do vinho: Qual é a tua petição? E se te dará. E qual é o teu requerimento? E se fará, ainda até metade do reino.
7 Then Esther said in answer, My prayer and my request is this:
7 Então, respondeu Ester e disse: Minha petição e requerimento é:
8 If I have the king’s approval, and if it is the king’s pleasure to give me my prayer and do my request, let the king and Haman come to the feast which I will make ready for them, and tomorrow I will do as the king has said.
8 se achei graça aos olhos do rei, e se bem parecer ao rei conceder-me a minha petição e outorgar-me o meu requerimento, venha o rei com Hamã ao banquete que lhes hei de preparar, e amanhã farei conforme o mandado do rei.
9 Then on that day Haman went out full of joy and glad in heart; but when he saw Mordecai in the king’s doorway, and he did not get to his feet or give any sign of fear before him, Haman was full of wrath against Mordecai.
9 Então, saiu Hamã, naquele dia, alegre e de bom ânimo; porém, vendo Hamã a Mardoqueu à porta do rei e que não se levantara nem se movera diante dele, então, Hamã se encheu de furor contra Mardoqueu.
10 But controlling himself, he went to his house; and he sent for his friends and Zeresh, his wife.
10 Hamã, porém, se refreou e veio à sua casa; e enviou e mandou vir os seus amigos e a Zeres, sua mulher.
11 And he gave them an account of the glories of his wealth, and the number of children he had, and the ways in which he had been honoured by the king, and how he had put him over the captains and servants of the king.
11 E contou-lhes Hamã a glória das suas riquezas, e a multidão de seus filhos, e tudo em que o rei o tinha engrandecido, e aquilo em que o tinha exaltado sobre os príncipes e servos do rei.
12 And Haman said further, Truly, Esther the queen let no man but myself come in to the feast which she had made ready for the king; and tomorrow again I am to be her guest with the king.
12 Disse mais Hamã: Tampouco a rainha Ester a ninguém fez vir com o rei ao banquete que tinha preparado, senão a mim; e também para amanhã estou convidado por ela juntamente com o rei.
13 But all this is nothing to me while I see Mordecai the Jew seated by the king’s doorway.
13 Porém tudo isso não me satisfaz, enquanto vir o judeu Mardoqueu assentado à porta do rei.
14 Then his wife Zeresh and all his friends said to him, Let a pillar, fifty cubits high, be made ready for hanging him, and in the morning get the king to give orders for the hanging of Mordecai: then you will be able to go to the feast with the king with a glad heart. And Haman was pleased with the suggestion, and he had the pillar made.
14 Então, lhe disse Zeres, sua mulher, e todos os seus amigos: Faça-se uma forca de cinqüenta côvados de altura, e amanhã dize ao rei que enforquem nela Mardoqueu e, então, entra alegre com o rei ao banquete. E esse conselho bem pareceu a Hamã, e mandou fazer a forca.

Esther 6

1 That night the king was unable to get any sleep; and he sent for the books of the records; and while some one was reading them to the king,
1 Naquela mesma noite, fugiu o sono do rei; então, mandou trazer o livro das memórias das crônicas, e se leram diante do rei.
2 It came out that it was recorded in the book how Mordecai had given word of the designs of Bigthana and Teresh, two of the king’s servants, keepers of the door, by whom an attack on the king had been designed.
2 E achou-se escrito que Mardoqueu tinha dado notícia de Bigtã e de Teres, dois eunucos do rei, dos da guarda da porta, de que procuraram pôr as mãos sobre o rei Assuero.
3 And the king said, What honour and reward have been given to Mordecai for this? Then the servants who were waiting on the king said, Nothing has been done for him.
3 Então, disse o rei: Que honra e galardão se deu por isso a Mardoqueu? E os jovens do rei, seus servos, disseram: Coisa nenhuma se lhe fez.
4 Then the king said, Who is in the outer room? Now Haman had come into the outer room to get the king’s authority for the hanging of Mordecai on the pillar which he had made ready for him.
4 Então, disse o rei: Quem está no pátio? E Hamã tinha entrado no pátio exterior do rei, para dizer ao rei que enforcassem a Mardoqueu na forca que lhe tinha preparado.
5 And the king’s servants said to him, See, Haman is waiting in the outer room. And the king said, Let him come in.
5 E os jovens do rei lhe disseram: Eis que Hamã está no pátio. E disse o rei que entrasse.
6 So Haman came in. And the king said to him, What is to be done to the man whom the king has delight in honouring? Then the thought came into Haman’s mind, Whom, more than myself, would the king have pleasure in honouring?
6 E, entrando Hamã, o rei lhe disse: Que se fará ao homem de cuja honra o rei se agrada? Então, Hamã disse no seu coração: De quem se agradará o rei para lhe fazer honra mais do que a mim?
7 And Haman, answering the king, said, For the man whom the king has delight in honouring,
7 Pelo que disse Hamã ao rei: Quanto ao homem de cuja honra o rei se agrada,
8 Let them take the robes which the king generally puts on, and the horse on which the king goes, and the crown which is on his head:
8 traga a veste real de que o rei se costuma vestir, monte também o cavalo em que o rei costuma andar montado, e ponha-se-lhe a coroa real na sua cabeça;
9 And let the robes and the horse be given to one of the king’s most noble captains, so that they may put them on the man whom the king has delight in honouring, and let him go on horseback through the streets of the town, with men crying out before him, So let it be done to the man whom the king has delight in honouring.
9 e entregue-se a veste e o cavalo à mão de um dos príncipes do rei, dos maiores senhores, e vistam dele aquele homem de cuja honra se agrada; e levem-no a cavalo pelas ruas da cidade, e apregoe-se diante dele: Assim se fará ao homem de cuja honra o rei se agrada!
10 Then the king said to Haman, Go quickly, and take the robes and the horse, as you have said, and do even so to Mordecai the Jew, who is seated at the king’s doorway: see that you do everything as you have said.
10 Então, disse o rei a Hamã: Apressa-te, toma a veste e o cavalo, como disseste, e faze assim para com o judeu Mardoqueu, que está assentado à porta do rei; e coisa nenhuma deixes cair de tudo quanto disseste.
11 Then Haman took the robes and the horse, and dressing Mordecai in the robes, he made him go on horseback through the streets of the town, crying out before him, So let it be done to the man whom the king has delight in honouring.
11 E Hamã tomou a veste e o cavalo, e vestiu a Mardoqueu, e o levou a cavalo pelas ruas da cidade, e apregoou diante dele: Assim se fará ao homem de cuja honra o rei se agrada!
12 And Mordecai came back to the king’s doorway. But Haman went quickly back to his house, sad and with his head covered.
12 Depois disso, Mardoqueu voltou para a porta do rei; porém Hamã se retirou correndo a sua casa, angustiado e coberta a cabeça.
13 And Haman gave his wife Zeresh and all his friends an account of what had taken place. Then his wise men and his wife Zeresh said to him, If Mordecai, who is starting to get the better of you, is of the seed of the Jews, you will not be able to do anything against him, but you will certainly go down before him.
13 E contou Hamã a Zeres, sua mulher, e a todos os seus amigos tudo quanto lhe tinha sucedido. Então, os seus sábios e Zeres, sua mulher, lhe disseram: Se Mardoqueu, diante de quem já começaste a cair, é da semente dos judeus, não prevalecerás contra ele; antes, certamente cairás perante ele.
14 While they were still talking, the king’s servants came to take Haman to the feast which Esther had made ready.
14 Estando eles ainda falando com ele, chegaram os eunucos do rei e se apressaram a levar Hamã ao banquete que Ester preparara.

Esther 7

1 So the king and Haman came to take wine with Esther the queen.
1 Vindo, pois, o rei com Hamã, para beber com a rainha Ester,
2 And the king said to Esther again on the second day, while they were drinking, What is your prayer, Queen Esther? for it will be given to you; and what is your request? for it will be done, even to the half of my kingdom.
2 disse também o rei a Ester, no segundo dia, no banquete do vinho: Qual é a tua petição, rainha Ester? E se te dará. E qual é o teu requerimento? Até metade do reino se fará.
3 Then Esther the queen, answering, said, If I have your approval, O king, and if it is the king’s pleasure, let my life be given to me in answer to my prayer, and my people at my request:
3 Então, respondeu a rainha Ester e disse: Se, ó rei, achei graça aos teus olhos, e se bem parecer ao rei, dê-se-me a minha vida como minha petição e o meu povo como meu requerimento.
4 For we are given up, I and my people, to destruction and death and to be cut off. If we had been taken as men-servants and women-servants for a price, I would have said nothing, for our trouble is little in comparison with the king’s loss.
4 Porque estamos vendidos, eu e o meu povo, para nos destruírem, matarem e lançarem a perder; se ainda por servos e por servas nos vendessem, calar-me-ia, ainda que o opressor não recompensaria a perda do rei.
5 Then King Ahasuerus said to Esther the queen, Who is he and where is he who has had this evil thought in his heart?
5 Então, falou o rei Assuero e disse à rainha Ester: Quem é esse? E onde está esse cujo coração o instigou a fazer assim?
6 And Esther said, Our hater and attacker is this evil Haman. Then Haman was full of fear before the king and the queen.
6 E disse Ester: O homem, o opressor e o inimigo é este mau Hamã. Então, Hamã se perturbou perante o rei e a rainha.
7 And the king in his wrath got up from the feast and went into the garden: and Haman got to his feet to make a prayer for his life to Esther the queen: for he saw that the king’s purpose was evil against him.
7 E o rei, no seu furor, se levantou do banquete do vinho para o jardim do palácio; e Hamã se pôs em pé, para rogar à rainha Ester pela sua vida; porque viu que já o mal lhe era determinado pelo rei.
8 Then the king came back from the garden into the room where they had been drinking; and Haman was stretched out on the seat where Esther was. Then the king said, Is he taking the queen by force before my eyes in my house? And while the words were on the king’s lips, they put a cloth over Haman’s face.
8 Tornando, pois, o rei do jardim do palácio à casa do banquete do vinho, Hamã tinha caído prostrado sobre o leito em que estava Ester. Então, disse o rei: Porventura, quereria ele também forçar a rainha perante mim nesta casa? Saindo essa palavra da boca do rei, cobriram a Hamã o rosto.
9 Then Harbonah, one of the unsexed servants waiting before the king, said, See, the pillar fifty cubits high, which Haman made for Mordecai, who said a good word for the king, is still in its place in Haman’s house. Then the king said, Put him to death by hanging him on it.
9 Então, disse Harbona, um dos eunucos que serviam diante do rei: Eis que também a forca de cinqüenta côvados de altura que Hamã fizera para Mardoqueu, que falara para bem do rei, está junto à casa de Hamã. Então, disse o rei: Enforcai-o nela.
10 So Haman was put to death by hanging him on the pillar he had made for Mordecai. Then the king’s wrath became less.
10 Enforcaram, pois, a Hamã na forca que ele tinha preparado para Mardoqueu. Então, o furor do rei se aplacou.

Esther 8

1 That day the king gave all the family of Haman, the hater of the Jews, to Esther the queen. And Mordecai came before the king, for Esther had made clear what he was to her.
1 Naquele mesmo dia, deu o rei Assuero à rainha Ester a casa de Hamã, inimigo dos judeus; e Mardoqueu veio perante o rei, porque Ester tinha declarado o que lhe era.
2 And the king took off his ring, which he had taken from Haman, and gave it to Mordecai. And Esther put Mordecai over the family of Haman.
2 E tirou o rei o seu anel, que tinha tomado a Hamã, e o deu a Mardoqueu. E Ester pôs a Mardoqueu sobre a casa de Hamã.
3 Then Esther again came before the king, falling down at his feet, and made request to him with weeping, that he would put a stop to the evil purposes of Haman the Agagite and the designs which he had made against the Jews.
3 Falou mais Ester perante o rei e se lhe lançou aos pés; e chorou e lhe suplicou que revogasse a maldade de Hamã, o agagita, e o seu intento que tinha intentado contra os judeus.
4 Then the king put out the rod of gold to Esther, and she got up before the king.
4 E estendeu o rei para Ester o cetro de ouro. Então, Ester se levantou, e se pôs em pé perante o rei,
5 And she said, If it is the king’s pleasure and if I have his approval and this thing seems right to the king and I am pleasing to him, then let letters be sent giving orders against those which Haman, the son of Hammedatha the Agagite, sent out for the destruction of the Jews in all divisions of the kingdom:
5 e disse: Se bem parecer ao rei, e se eu achei graça perante ele, e se este negócio é reto diante do rei, e se eu lhe agrado aos seus olhos, escreva-se que se revoguem as cartas e o intento de Hamã, filho de Hamedata, o agagita, as quais ele escreveu para lançar a perder os judeus que há em todas as províncias do rei.
6 For how is it possible for me to see the evil which is to overtake my nation? how may I see the destruction of my people?
6 Por que como poderei ver o mal que sobrevirá ao meu povo? E como poderei ver a perdição da minha geração?
7 Then King Ahasuerus said to Esther the queen and to Mordecai the Jew, See now, I have given Esther the family of Haman, and he has come to his death by hanging, because he made an attack on the Jews.
7 Então, disse o rei Assuero à rainha Ester e ao judeu Mardoqueu: Eis que dei a Ester a casa de Hamã, e a ele enforcaram numa forca, porquanto quisera pôr as mãos sobre os judeus.
8 So now send a letter about the Jews, writing whatever seems good to you, in the king’s name, and stamping it with the king’s ring: for a writing signed in the king’s name and stamped with the king’s ring may not be changed.
8 Escrevei, pois, aos judeus, como parecer bem aos vossos olhos e em nome do rei, e selai-o com o anel do rei; porque a escritura que se escreve em nome do rei e se sela com o anel do rei não é para revogar.
9 Then at that time, on the twenty-third day of the third month, which is the month Sivan, the king’s scribes were sent for; and everything ordered by Mordecai was put in writing and sent to the Jews and the captains and the rulers and the chiefs of all the divisions of the kingdom from India to Ethiopia, a hundred and twenty-seven divisions, to every division in the writing commonly used there, and to every people in their language, and to the Jews in their writing and their language.
9 Então, foram chamados os escrivães do rei, naquele mesmo tempo e no mês terceiro (que é o mês de sivã), aos vinte e três do mesmo, e se escreveu conforme tudo quanto ordenou Mardoqueu aos judeus, como também aos sátrapas, e aos governadores, e aos maiorais das províncias que se estendem da Índia até à Etiópia, cento e vinte e sete províncias, a cada província segundo a sua escritura e a cada povo conforme a sua língua; como também aos judeus segundo a sua escritura e conforme a sua língua.
10 The letters were sent in the name of King Ahasuerus and stamped with his ring, and they were taken by men on horseback, going on the quick-running horses used for the king’s business, the offspring of his best horses:
10 E se escreveu em nome do rei Assuero, e se selou com o anel do rei; e se enviaram as cartas pela mão de correios a cavalo e que cavalgavam sobre ginetes, que eram das cavalariças do rei.
11 In these letters the king gave authority to the Jews in every town to come together and make a fight for their lives, and to send death and destruction on the power of any people in any part of the kingdom attacking them or their children or their women, and to take their goods from them by force,
11 Nelas, o rei concedia aos judeus que havia em cada cidade que se reunissem, e se dispusessem para defenderem as suas vidas, e para destruírem, e matarem, e assolarem a todas as forças do povo e província que com eles apertassem, crianças e mulheres, e que se saqueassem os seus despojos,
12 On one day in every division of the kingdom of Ahasuerus, that is, on the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, the month Adar.
12 num mesmo dia, em todas as províncias do rei Assuero, no dia treze do duodécimo mês, que é o mês de adar.
13 A copy of the writing, to be made public as an order in every division of the kingdom, was given out to all the peoples, so that the Jews might be ready when that day came to give punishment to their haters.
13 E uma cópia da carta, que uma ordem se anunciaria em todas as províncias, foi enviada a todos os povos, para que os judeus estivessem preparados para aquele dia, para se vingarem dos seus inimigos.
14 So the men went out on the quick-running horses used on the king’s business, wasting no time and forced on by the king’s order; and the order was given out in Shushan, the king’s town.
14 Os correios, sobre ginetes das cavalariças do rei, apressuradamente saíram, impelidos pela palavra do rei; e foi publicada esta ordem na fortaleza de Susã.
15 And Mordecai went out from before the king, dressed in king-like robes of blue and white, and with a great crown of gold and clothing of purple and the best linen: and all the town of Shushan gave loud cries of joy.
15 Então, Mardoqueu saiu da presença do rei com uma veste real azul celeste e branca, como também com uma grande coroa de ouro e com uma capa de linho fino e púrpura, e a cidade de Susã exultou e se alegrou.
16 And the Jews had light and joy and honour.
16 E para os judeus houve luz, e alegria, e gozo, e honra.
17 And in every part of the kingdom and in every town, wherever the king’s letter and his order came, the Jews were glad with great joy, and had a feast and a good day. And a great number of the people of the land became Jews: for the fear of the Jews had come on them.
17 Também em toda província e em toda cidade aonde chegava a palavra do rei e a sua ordem, havia entre os judeus alegria e gozo, banquetes e dias de folguedo; e muitos, entre os povos da terra, se fizeram judeus; porque o temor dos judeus tinha caído sobre eles.

Esther 9

1 Now on the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, which is the month Adar, when the time came for the king’s order to be put into effect, on the very day when the haters of the Jews had been hoping to have rule over them; though the opposite had come about, and the Jews had rule over their haters;
1 E, no mês duodécimo, que é o mês de adar, no dia treze do mesmo mês em que chegou a palavra do rei e a sua ordem para se executar, no dia em que os inimigos dos judeus esperavam assenhorear-se deles, sucedeu o contrário, porque os judeus foram os que se assenhorearam dos seus aborrecedores.
2 On that day, the Jews came together in their towns through all the divisions of the kingdom of Ahasuerus, for the purpose of attacking all those who were attempting evil against them: and everyone had to give way before them, for the fear of them had come on all the peoples.
2 Porque os judeus nas suas cidades, em todas as províncias do rei Assuero, se ajuntaram para pôr as mãos sobre aqueles que procuravam o seu mal; e nenhum podia resistir-lhes, porque o seu terror caiu sobre todos aqueles povos.
3 And all the chiefs and the captains and the rulers and those who did the king’s business gave support to the Jews; because the fear of Mordecai had come on them.
3 E todos os maiorais das províncias, e os sátrapas, e os governadores, e os que faziam a obra do rei auxiliavam os judeus, porque tinha caído sobre eles o temor de Mardoqueu.
4 For Mordecai was great in the king’s house, and word of him went out through every part of the kingdom: for the man Mordecai became greater and greater.
4 Porque Mardoqueu era grande na casa do rei, e a sua fama saía por todas as províncias; porque o homem Mardoqueu se ia engrandecendo.
5 So the Jews overcame all their attackers with the sword and with death and destruction, and did to their haters whatever they had a desire to do.
5 Feriram, pois, os judeus a todos os seus inimigos, a golpes de espada e com matança e com destruição; e fizeram dos seus aborrecedores o que quiseram.
6 And in Shushan the Jews put to death five hundred men.
6 E, na fortaleza de Susã, mataram e destruíram os judeus quinhentos homens;
7 They put to death Parshandatha, Dalphon, Aspatha,
7 como também a Parsandata, e a Dalfom, e a Aspata,
8 Poratha, Adalia, Aridatha,
8 e a Porata, e a Adalia, e a Aridata,
9 Parmashta, Arisai, Aridai, and Vaizatha,
9 e a Farmasta, e a Arisai, e a Aridai, e a Vaizata.
10 The ten sons of Haman the son of Hammedatha, the hater of the Jews; but they put not a hand on any of their goods.
10 Os dez filhos de Hamã, filho de Hamedata, inimigo dos judeus, foram mortos; porém ao despojo não estenderam a sua mão.
11 On that day the number of those who had been put to death in the town of Shushan was given to the king.
11 No mesmo dia, veio perante o rei o número dos mortos na fortaleza de Susã.
12 And the king said to Esther the queen, The Jews have put five hundred men to death in Shushan, as well as the ten sons of Haman: what then have they done in the rest of the kingdom! Now what is your prayer? for it will be given to you; what other request have you? and it will be done.
12 E disse o rei à rainha Ester: Na fortaleza de Susã, mataram e destruíram os judeus quinhentos homens e os dez filhos de Hamã; nas mais províncias do rei, que fariam? Qual é, pois, a tua petição? E dar-se-te-á. Ou qual é ainda o teu requerimento? E far-se-á.
13 Then Esther said, If it is the king’s pleasure, let authority be given to the Jews in Shushan to do tomorrow as has been done today, and let orders be given for the hanging of Haman’s ten sons.
13 Então, disse Ester: Se bem parecer ao rei, conceda-se também, amanhã, aos judeus que se acham em Susã que façam conforme o mandado de hoje; e enforquem os dez filhos de Hamã numa forca.
14 And the king said that this was to be done, and the order was given out in Shushan, and the hanging of Haman’s ten sons was effected.
14 Então, disse o rei que assim se fizesse; e publicou-se um edito em Susã, e enforcaram os dez filhos de Hamã.
15 For the Jews who were in Shushan came together again on the fourteenth day of the month Adar and put to death three hundred men in Shushan; but they put not a hand on their goods.
15 E reuniram-se os judeus que se achavam em Susã também no dia catorze do mês de adar e mataram em Susã a trezentos homens; porém ao despojo não estenderam a sua mão.
16 And the other Jews in every division of the kingdom came together, fighting for their lives, and got salvation from their haters and put seventy-five thousand of them to death; but they did not put a hand on their goods.
16 Também os demais judeus que se achavam nas províncias do rei se reuniram para se porem em defesa da sua vida e tiveram repouso dos seus inimigos; e mataram dos seus aborrecedores setenta e cinco mil; porém ao despojo não estenderam a sua mão.
17 This they did on the thirteenth day of the month Adar; and on the fourteenth day of the same month they took their rest, and made it a day of feasting and joy.
17 Sucedeu isso no dia treze do mês de adar; e repousaram no dia catorze do mesmo e fizeram daquele dia dia de banquetes e de alegria.
18 But the Jews in Shushan came together on the thirteenth and on the fourteenth day of the month; and on the fifteenth day they took their rest, and made it a day of feasting and joy.
18 Também os judeus que se achavam em Susã se ajuntaram nos dias treze e catorze do mesmo; e repousaram no dia quinze do mesmo e fizeram daquele dia dia de banquetes e de alegria.
19 So the Jews of the country places living in unwalled towns make the fourteenth day of the month Adar a day of feasting and joy and a good day, a day for sending offerings one to another.
19 E também os judeus das aldeias que habitavam nas vilas fizeram do dia catorze do mês de adar dia de alegria e de banquetes e dia de folguedo e de mandarem presentes uns aos outros.
20 And Mordecai sent letters to all the Jews in every division of the kingdom of Ahasuerus, near and far,
20 E Mardoqueu escreveu essas coisas e enviou cartas a todos os judeus que se achavam em todas as províncias do rei Assuero, aos de perto e aos de longe,
21 Ordering them to keep the fourteenth day of the month Adar and the fifteenth day of the same month, every year,
21 ordenando-lhes que guardassem o dia catorze do mês de adar e o dia quinze do mesmo, todos os anos,
22 As days on which the Jews had rest from their haters, and the month which for them was turned from sorrow to joy, and from weeping to a good day: and that they were to keep them as days of feasting and joy, of sending offerings to one another and good things to the poor.
22 como os dias em que os judeus tiveram repouso dos seus inimigos e o mês que se lhes mudou de tristeza em alegria e de luto em dia de folguedo; para que os fizessem dias de banquetes e de alegria e de mandarem presentes uns aos outros e dádivas aos pobres.
23 And the Jews gave their word to go on as they had been doing and as Mordecai had given them orders in writing;
23 E se encarregaram os judeus de fazerem o que já tinham começado, como também o que Mardoqueu lhes tinha escrito.
24 Because Haman, the son of Hammedatha the Agagite, the hater of all the Jews, had made designs for their destruction, attempting to get a decision by Pur (that is, chance) with a view to putting an end to them and cutting them off;
24 Porque Hamã, filho de Hamedata, o agagita, inimigo de todos os judeus, tinha intentado destruir os judeus; e tinha lançado Pur, isto é, a sorte para os assolar e destruir.
25 But when the business was put before the king, he gave orders by letters that the evil design which he had made against the Jews was to be turned against himself; and that he and his sons were to be put to death by hanging.
25 Mas, vindo isso perante o rei, mandou ele por cartas que o seu mau intento, que intentara contra os judeus, se tornasse sobre a sua cabeça; pelo que o enforcaram a ele e a seus filhos numa forca.
26 So these days were named Purim, after the name of Pur. And so, because of the words of this letter, and of what they had seen in connection with this business, and what had come to them,
26 Por isso, àqueles dias chamam Purim, do nome Pur; pelo que também, por causa de todas as palavras daquela carta, e do que viram sobre isso, e do que lhes tinha sucedido,
27 The Jews made a rule and gave an undertaking, causing their seed and all those who were joined to them to do the same, so that it might be in force for ever, that they would keep those two days, as ordered in the letter, at the fixed time every year;
27 confirmaram os judeus e tomaram sobre si, e sobre a sua semente, e sobre todos os que se achegassem a eles que não se deixaria de guardar esses dois dias conforme o que se escrevera deles e segundo o seu tempo determinado, todos os anos;
28 And that those days were to be kept in memory through every generation and every family, in every division of the kingdom and every town, that there might never be a time when these days of Purim would not be kept among the Jews, or when the memory of them would go from the minds of their seed.
28 e que estes dias seriam lembrados e guardados geração após geração, família, província e cidade, e que estes dias de Purim se celebrariam entre os judeus, e que a memória deles nunca teria fim entre os de sua semente.
29 Then Esther the queen, daughter of Abihail, and Mordecai the Jew, sent a second letter giving the force of their authority to the order about the Purim.
29 Depois disso, escreveu a rainha Ester, filha de Abiail, e Mardoqueu, o judeu, com toda a força, para confirmarem segunda vez esta carta de Purim.
30 And he sent letters to all the Jews in the hundred and twenty-seven divisions of the kingdom of Ahasuerus, with true words of peace,
30 E mandaram cartas a todos os judeus, às cento e vinte e sete províncias do reino de Assuero, com palavras de paz e fidelidade,
31 Giving the force of law to these days of Purim at their fixed times, as they had been ordered by Mordecai the Jew and Esther the queen, and in keeping with the rules they had made for themselves and their seed, in connection with their time of going without food and their cry for help.
31 para confirmarem estes dias de Purim nos seus tempos determinados, como Mardoqueu, o judeu, e a rainha Ester lhes tinham estabelecido e como eles mesmos já o tinham estabelecido sobre si e sobre a sua semente, acerca do jejum e do seu clamor.
32 The order given by Esther gave the force of law to the rules about the Purim; and it was recorded in the book.
32 E o mandado de Ester estabeleceu o que respeitava ao Purim; e escreveu-se num livro.

Esther 10

1 And King Ahasuerus put a tax on the land and on the islands of the sea.
1 Depois disto, pôs o rei Assuero tributo sobre a terra e sobre as ilhas do mar.
2 And all his acts of power and his great strength and the full story of the high place which the king gave Mordecai, are they not recorded in the book of the history of the kings of Media and Persia?
2 E todas as obras do seu poder e do seu valor e a declaração da grandeza de Mardoqueu, a quem o rei engrandeceu, porventura, não estão escritas no livro das crônicas dos reis da Média e da Pérsia?
3 For Mordecai the Jew was second only to King Ahasuerus, and great among the Jews and respected by the body of his countrymen; working for the good of his people, and saying words of peace to all his seed.
3 Porque o judeu Mardoqueu foi o segundo depois do rei Assuero, e grande para com os judeus, e agradável para com a multidão de seus irmãos, procurando o bem do seu povo e trabalhando pela prosperidade de toda a sua nação.

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