...all women will give honor to their husbands, great and small.
...she requested nothing except what Hegai the king's eunuch, who was in charge of the women, advised...
...But Mordecai did not bow down or pay homage.
Go; assemble all the Jews who are to be found in Susa, and fast for me; and do not eat or drink for three days, night or day; I also and my maids will fast in the same way. And so will I go in to the king, which is not according to the law; and if I perish, I perish.
Yet all this means to me nothing as long as I see Mordecai the Jew sitting in the king's gate.
Let a royal robe be brought, one which the king has worn, and a horse on which the king has ridden and on whose head a royal crown has been set.
So they hanged Haman on the gallows that he had prepared for Mordecai. Then the king's anger subsided.
For the Jews there was light and joy, and gladness and honor.
And that these days should be remembered and kept throughout every generation, every family, every province, and every city; and that these days of Purim should not fail from among the Jews, nor the remembrance of them fade from their seed.
For Mordecai the Jew was second to King Ahasuerus and great among the Jews and well-regarded by the multitude of his brothers, one who sought the good of his people and who spoke for the welfare of all his seed.