Esther 11:2-12:6 Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition (DRA)
2 In the second year of the reign of Artaxerxes the great, in the first day of the month Nisan, Mardochai the son of Jair, the son of Semei, the son of Cis, of the tribe of Benjamin:
3 A Jew who dwelt in the city of Susan, a great man and among the first of the king's court, had it dream.
4 Now he was of the number of the captives, whom Nabuchodonosor king of Babylon had carried away from Jerusalem with Jechonias king of Juda:
5 And this was his dream: Behold there were voices, and tumults, and thunders, and earthquakes, and a disturbance upon the earth.
6 And behold two great dragons came forth ready to fight one against another.
7 And at their cry all nations were stirred up to fight against the nation of the just.
8 And that was a day of darkness and danger, of tribulation and distress, and great fear upon the earth.
9 And the nation of the just was troubled fearing their own evils, and was prepared for death.
10 And they cried to God: and as they were crying, a little fountain grew into a very great river, and abounded into many waters.
11 The light and the sun rose up, and the humble were exalted, and they devoured the glorious.
12 And when Mardochai had seen this, and arose out of his bed, he was thinking what God would do: and he kept it fixed in his mind, desirous to know what the dream should signify.
12 And he abode at that time in the king's court with Bagatha and Thara the king's eunuchs, who were porters of the palace.
2 And when he understood their designs, and had diligently searched into their projects, he learned that they went about to lay violent hands on king Artaxerxes, and he told the king thereof.
3 Then the king had them both examined, and after they had confessed, commanded them to be put to death.
4 But the king made a record of what was done: and Mardochai also committed the memory of the thing to writing.
5 And the king commanded him, to abide in the court of the palace, and gave him presents for the information.
6 But Aman the son of Amadathi the Bugite was in great honour with the king, and sought to hurt Mardochai and his people, because of the two eunuchs of the king who were put to death.