“What has been wickedly accomplished
Through the pestilent behavior
Of those who exercise authority unworthily,
Can be seen,
Not so much from the more ancient records that we hand on,
As from investigation of matters close at hand.
In the future,
We will take care to render our kingdom
Quiet and peaceable for all men,
By changing our methods
And always judging
What comes before our eyes
With more equitable consideration.”
Once again, this is the Greek text only and not the Hebrew text of the edict. The king or Mordecai seems to indicate that there has been some bad behavior in the near past, not from some ancient time. In the future, things will be better. The king will change his methods so that he will judge all things that come before him in a more equitable manner.