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ኮነ ኸአ፡ ብዘመን ኣሓሽዌሮስ፡- እዚ ኣሓሽዌሮስ እዚ፡ እቲ ኻብ ህንዲ ኽሳዕ ኢትዮጵያ ሚእትን ዕስራን ሾብዓተን ሃገር ዝገዝኤ እዩ።-
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በቲ ዘመን እቲ ንጉስ ኣሓሽዌሮስ ኣብቲ ኣብ ኣደራሽ ሱሳን ዝነበረ ዝፋን መንግስቱ ኾፍ ምስ በለ፡
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ብሳልሰይቲ ዓመት መንግስቱ ንኹሎም ሹማምቱን ንገላውኡን ንሰራዊት ፋርስን ሜዶንን ነቶም ኣብ ቅድሚኡ ዝነበሩ ሹማምቲ ሃገራትን ክቡራቶምን ዓብዩ ምሳሕ ገበረሎም።
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ሽዑ ሃብቲ እቲ ኽቡር መንግስቱን ክብረት እቲ ብሉጽ ግርማኡን ንብዙሕ መዓልቲ፡ ሚእትን ሰማንያን መዓልቲ ኣርአዮም።
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እዘን መዓልትታት እዚኤን ምስ ሐለፋ፡ እቲ ንጉስ ነቶም ኣብ ኣዳራሽ ሱሳን ዝነበሩ ህዝቢ ኹላቶም፡ ካብ ዓብዩ ኽሳዕ ንእሽቶ ኣብ ማኣከል መካበብያ ኣታኽልቲ ቤት ንጉስ ሾብዓተ መዓልቲ ምሳሕ ገበረ።
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ጻዕዳን ሓምላይን ሰማያውን መጋረጃታት፡ ብጻዕዳን ቀይሕን ገመድ ሃሪ ተአሲሩ፡ ብቐላብቲ ብሩር ተንጠልጢሉ፡ ኣብ ልዕሊ እቲ ብኣልባስጥሮስን ብጻዕዳ እምነ በረድን ብሉልን ብጸሊም እምነ በረድን እተኸድነ ምድሪ ቤት፡ ኣብኡ መናብር ወርቅን ብሩርን ነበረ።
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እቲ መስቴታት ድማ ብኣቓሑ ወርቂ ኣቕረቡ፡ እቲ ኣቓሑ ኸአ በብዓየነቱ ነበረ። ከም መጠን ልግሲ እቲ ንጉስ ከአ እቲ ወይኒ መንግስቲ ብዙሕ ነበረ።
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ንጉስ ከአ ንኹሎም እቶም መዃንንቲ ቤቱ ነፍሲ ወከፍ ከከም ድሌቱ ደአ ኺገብሩ እምበር፡ ንሓደ እኳ ግዲ ኸይብልዎ ኣዚዙ ነበረ እሞ፡ እቲ ምስታይ ከም እቲ ሕጊ ነበረ።
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እታ ንግስቲ ዋሽቲ ድማ ኣብ ቤት ንጉስ ኣሓሽዌሮስ ነንስቲ ምሳሕ ገበረት።
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ኣብ ሳብዐይቲ መዓልቲ፡ ንጉስ ወይኒ ሰትዩ ልቡ ደስ ምስ በሎ፡ ንመሁማን፡ ቢዝታ፡ ሓርቦና፡ ቢግታ፡ ኣባግታን ዜታርን ካርካስን እዞም ኣብ ቅድሚ ንጉስ ኣሐሽዌሮስ ዜገልግሉ ሾብዓተ ስሉባቱ፡
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ንግስቲ ዋሽቲ፡ መልክዔኛ ነበረት እሞ፡ መልክዓ ንህዝብን ንሿምማትን ከተርኢ፡ ዘውዲ ንጉስ ደፊኣ ናብ ቅድሚ ንጉስ ኬምጽእዋ አዘዞም።
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ንግስቲ ዋሽቲ ግና በቲ እቶም ስሉባት ዝነገርዋ ትእዛዝ ንጉስ ምምጻእ ኣበየት። ሽዑ እቲ ንጉስ ኣዝዩ ኾረየ፡ ኩራኡ ኸአ ነደደ።
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ሽዑ እቲ ንጉስ ነቶም ናይ ዘመናት ነገር ዚፈልጡ ጠቢባን ተዛረቦም፡ - ናይ ንጉስ ነገርሲ ኣብ ቅድሚ ኹሎም ሕግን ፍርድን ዚፈልጡ ኸምዚ ይግበር ነይሩ እዩ።
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እቶም ናብ ጥቓኡ ዚቕርቡ ዝነበሩ ኸአ፡ ካርሽና፡ ሴታር፡ ኣድማታ፡ ተርሺሽ፡ ሜረስ፡ ማርስና፡ ምውካን፡ እቶም ገጽ ንጉስ ዚርእዩ፡ ኣብታ መንግስቲ ኣብ ቅድሚት ዚቕመጡ ዝነበሩ ሾብዓተ ሹማምቲ ፋርስን ሚዶንን እዮም።
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ንንግስቲ ዋሽቲ፡ ንጉስ ኣሓሽዌሮስ በቶም ስሉባቱ ገይሩ ዝአዘዛ ስለ ዘይገበረት፡ ከም መጠን ሕጊ እንታይ ይገበር፡ በሎም።
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መሙካን ከአ ኣብ ቅድሚ ንጉስን ሹማምትን፡ ንግስቲ ዋሽቲ ንሓለቓታትን ኣብ ግዝኣት ንጉስ ኣሓሽዌሮስ ንዘለው ኹላቶም ህዝብታትን እምበር፡ ንንጉስ ጥራይ ኣይኮነትን ዝበደለት በለ።
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እዚ ንግስቲ ዝገበረቶ ነገር ናብ ኩለን ኣንስቲ ኺወጽእ እዩ እሞ፡ ሰብኡተን ኣብ ቅድሚኤን ንዒቐን፡ ንጉስ ኣሓሽዌሮስ ንንግስቲ ዋሽቲ ናብኡ ኼምጽእዋ አዘዘ፡ ግናኸ ኣይመጸትን፡ ኪብላ እየን።
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ሎሚ ኸአ ወዘራርዝ ፋርስን ሜዶንን ንግስቲ ዝገበረቶ ዘረባ ምስ ሰምዓ፡ ንኹላቶም ሹማምቲ ንጉስ ከምኡ ኺብላኦም እየን እሞ፡ ብዙሕ ንዕቀትን ኩራን ኪኸውን እዩ።
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ንጉስ እንተ ደአ ፈትዩስ ሓደ ንጉሳዊ ትእዛዝ ካብኡ ይውጻእ፡ ከይፈርሰ ከአ፡ ኣብ ሕጊ ፋርስን ሜዶንን ይጸሓፍ። ደጊም ዋሽቲ ናብ ቅድሚ ንጉስ ኣሓሽዌሮስ ኣይትእቶ፡ ንጉስ ድማ መንግስታ ንኻልእ፡ ካብኣ ንትሓይስ ይሀብ።
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እቲ ኣዋጅ ንጉስ ኣብ ብዘላ እዛ ገፋሕ መንግስቱ ምስ ተሰምዔ ኸአ፡ ኩላታን ኣንስቲ ንሰባኡተን፡ ካብ ዓቡዩ ኽሳዕ ንእሽቶ፡ ክብሪ ኺህባኦም እየን።
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እዚ ምኽሪ እዚ ድማ ንንጉስን ሹማምትን ባህ ኣበሎም እሞ፡ እቲ ንጉስ ከምቲ ዘረባ መሙካን ገበረ።
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ኣብ ኩሉን ሃገራት እቲ ንጉስ ድማ ነንሃገር ከም ስርዓት ኣጻሓሕፋኡ፡ ነንህዝቢ ኸአ በብዘረባኡ ደብዳበ ሰደደ። በተን መልእኽትታት ነፍሲ ወከፍ ሰብ ኣብ ቤቱ ይምለኽ፡ ብዘረባ ህዝቡ ኸአ ይዛረብ።

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Now it happened in the days of Ahasuerus (this is Ahasuerus who reigned from India even to Ethiopia, over one hundred twenty-seven provinces),
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that in those days, when the King Ahasuerus sat on the throne of his kingdom, which was in Shushan the palace,
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in the third year of his reign, he made a feast for all his princes and his servants; the power of Persia and Media, the nobles and princes of the provinces, being before him.
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He displayed the riches of his glorious kingdom and the honor of his excellent majesty many days, even one hundred eighty days.
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When these days were fulfilled, the king made a seven day feast for all the people who were present in Shushan the palace, both great and small, in the court of the garden of the king''s palace.
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There were hangings of white, green, and blue material, fastened with cords of fine linen and purple to silver rings and marble pillars. The couches were of gold and silver, on a pavement of red, white, yellow, and black marble.
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They gave them drinks in golden vessels of various kinds, including royal wine in abundance, according to the bounty of the king.
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In accordance with the law, the drinking was not compulsory; for so the king had instructed all the officials of his house, that they should do according to every man''s pleasure.
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Also Vashti the queen made a feast for the women in the royal house which belonged to King Ahasuerus.
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On the seventh day, when the heart of the king was merry with wine, he commanded Mehuman, Biztha, Harbona, Bigtha, and Abagtha, Zethar, and Carcass, the seven eunuchs who served in the presence of Ahasuerus the king,
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to bring Vashti the queen before the king with the royal crown, to show the people and the princes her beauty; for she was beautiful.
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But the queen Vashti refused to come at the king''s commandment by the eunuchs. Therefore the king was very angry, and his anger burned in him.
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Then the king said to the wise men, who knew the times, (for it was the king''s custom to consult those who knew law and judgment;
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and the next to him were Carshena, Shethar, Admatha, Tarshish, Meres, Marsena, and Memucan, the seven princes of Persia and Media, who saw the king''s face, and sat first in the kingdom),
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"What shall we do to the queen Vashti according to law, because she has not done the bidding of the King Ahasuerus by the eunuchs?"
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Memucan answered before the king and the princes, "Vashti the queen has not done wrong to just the king, but also to all the princes, and to all the people who are in all the provinces of the King Ahasuerus.
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For this deed of the queen will become known to all women, causing them to show contempt for their husbands, when it is reported, ''King Ahasuerus commanded Vashti the queen to be brought in before him, but she didn''t come.''
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Today, the princesses of Persia and Media who have heard of the queen''s deed will tell all the king''s princes. This will cause much contempt and wrath.
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If it please the king, let a royal commandment go from him, and let it be written among the laws of the Persians and the Medes, so that it cannot be altered, that Vashti may never again come before King Ahasuerus; and let the king give her royal estate to another who is better than she.
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When the king''s decree which he shall make is published throughout all his kingdom (for it is great), all the wives will give their husbands honor, both great and small."
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This advice pleased the king and the princes, and the king did according to the word of Memucan:
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for he sent letters into all the king''s provinces, into every province according to its writing, and to every people in their language, that every man should rule his own house, speaking in the language of his own people.