יד וַיֹּאמֶר הַמֶּלֶךְ לְהֵעָשׂוֹת כֵּן וַתִּנָּתֵן דָּת בְּשׁוּשָׁן וְאֵת עֲשֶׂרֶת בְּנֵי–הָמָן תָּלוּ
14. And the king said to do so and to give a law in Shushan, and the ten sons of Haman hang.
- The Alshich says that the reason Achashverosh felt there was a need to establish a law was because a formal decree would allow the Jews to assemble without fear.
- Maamar Mordechai adds that the Jews were even afraid to hang the bodies until there would be a royal decree.