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 Esther 9:18 - 32
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The New American Standard Bible
   Book of Esther
   Chapter 9  - Click for Chapter Audio
9:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
But the Jews who were in Susa assembled R162 on the thirteenth and the R163 fourteenth of F76 the same month, and they rested on the fifteenth day F76 and made it a day of feasting and rejoicing.
 
9:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Therefore the Jews of the rural areas, who live in the R164 rural towns, make the fourteenth day of the month Adar a holiday R165 F77 for rejoicing and feasting and sending R166 portions of food to one another.
 
9:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then Mordecai recorded these events, and he sent letters to all the Jews who were in all the provinces of King Ahasuerus, both near and far,
 
9:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
obliging them to celebrate the fourteenth day of the month Adar, and the fifteenth day of F78 the same month, annually,
 
9:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
because on those days the Jews rid F79 themselves of their enemies, and it was a month which was turned R167 for them from sorrow into gladness and from mourning into a holiday; F80 that they should make them days of feasting and rejoicing and sending R168 portions of food to one another and gifts to the poor.
 
9:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Thus the Jews undertook what they had started to do, and what Mordecai had written to them.
 
9:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
For Haman the son of Hammedatha, the Agagite, the adversary of all the Jews, had schemed against the Jews to destroy them and had R169 cast Pur, that is the lot, to disturb them and destroy them.
 
9:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
But when R170 it came to F81 the king's attention, he commanded by letter that R171 his wicked scheme which he had devised F82 against the Jews, should R172 return on his own head and that he and his sons should be hanged on the gallows. F83
 
9:26 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Therefore they called these days Purim after the name of Pur. And F84 because R173 of the instructions in this letter, both what they had seen in this regard and what had happened to them,
 
9:27 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
the Jews established and made F85 a custom for themselves and for their descendants F86 and for all R174 those who allied themselves with them, so that they F87 would not fail to R175 celebrate these two days according to their regulation F88 and according to their appointed time annually.
 
9:28 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
So these days were to be remembered and celebrated throughout every generation, every family, every province and every city; and these days of Purim were not to fail F89 from among the Jews, or their memory fade F90 from their descendants. F91
 
9:29 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then Queen Esther, daughter R176 of Abihail, with Mordecai the Jew, wrote with full authority to confirm this R177 second letter about Purim.
 
9:30 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
He sent letters to all the Jews, to R178 the 127 provinces of the kingdom of Ahasuerus, namely, words of peace and truth,
 
9:31 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
to establish these days of Purim at their appointed times, just as Mordecai the Jew and Queen Esther had established for them, and just as they had established for themselves and for their descendants F92 with instructions F93 for R179 their times of fasting and their lamentations.
 
9:32 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
The command of Esther established these customs F94 for Purim, R180 and it was written in the book.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F76 Lit in it
F77 Lit rejoicing and feasting and a good day and sending
F78 Lit in it
F79 Lit had rest from
F80 Lit good day
F81 Lit before the king, he
F82 Lit schemed
F83 Lit tree
F84 Lit Therefore because of all the words
F85 Lit received
F86 Lit seed
F87 Lit it should not pass away
F88 Lit writing
F89 Lit pass away
F90 Lit end
F91 Lit seed
F92 Lit seed
F93 Lit words
F94 Lit words

 

CROSS REFERENCES:
R162 Esther 8:11;
R163 Esther 9:21
R164 Deuteronomy 3:5; Zechariah 2:4
R165 Esther 9:22
R166 Nehemiah 8:10
R167 Psalms 30:11
R168 Nehemiah 8:12
R169 Esther 3:7
R170 Esther 7:4-10
R171 Esther 3:6-15
R172 Psalms 7:16
R173 Esther 9:20
R174 Esther 8:17
R175 Esther 9:20,21
R176 Esther 2:15
R177 Esther 9:20,21
R178 Esther 1:1
R179 Esther 4:3
R180 Esther 9:26

 
 

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