Esther 9:23
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New International Version
So the Jews agreed to continue the celebration they had begun, doing what Mordecai had written to them.

New Living Translation
So the Jews accepted Mordecai's proposal and adopted this annual custom.

English Standard Version
So the Jews accepted what they had started to do, and what Mordecai had written to them.

New American Standard Bible
Thus the Jews undertook what they had started to do, and what Mordecai had written to them.

King James Bible
And the Jews undertook to do as they had begun, and as Mordecai had written unto them;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So the Jews agreed to continue the practice they had begun, as Mordecai had written them to do.

International Standard Version
So the Jewish people made a tradition out of what they had begun to do and of what Mordecai had written to them,

NET Bible
So the Jews committed themselves to continue what they had begun to do and to what Mordecai had written to them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So the Jews accepted as tradition what they had begun, as Mordecai had written to them.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the Jews accepting this began to do as Mordecai had written unto them.

King James 2000 Bible
And the Jews undertook to do as they had begun, and as Mordecai had written unto them;

American King James Version
And the Jews undertook to do as they had begun, and as Mordecai had written to them;

American Standard Version
And the Jews undertook to do as they had begun, and as Mordecai had written unto them;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the Jews undertook to observe with solemnity all they had begun to do at that time, which Mardochai by letters had commanded to be done.

Darby Bible Translation
And the Jews undertook to do as they had begun, and as Mordecai had written to them.

English Revised Version
And the Jews undertook to do as they had begun, and as Mordecai had written unto them;

Webster's Bible Translation
And the Jews undertook to do as they had begun, and as Mordecai had written to them;

World English Bible
The Jews accepted the custom that they had begun, as Mordecai had written to them;

Young's Literal Translation
And the Jews have received that which they had begun to do, and that which Mordecai hath written unto them,
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

9:20-32 The observance of the Jewish feasts, is a public declaration of the truth of the Old Testament Scriptures. And as the Old Testament Scriptures are true, the Messiah expected by the Jews is come long ago; and none but Jesus of Nazareth can be that Messiah. The festival was appointed by authority, yet under the direction of the Spirit of God. It was called the feast of Purim, from a Persian word, which signifies a lot. The name of this festival would remind them of the almighty power of the God of Israel, who served his own purposes by the superstitions of the heathen. In reviewing our mercies, we should advert to former fears and distresses. When our mercies are personal, we should not by forgetfulness lose the comfort of them, or withhold from the Lord the glory due to his name. May the Lord teach us to rejoice, with that holy joy which anticipates and prepares for the blessedness of heaven. Every instance of Divine goodness to ourselves, is a new obligation laid on us to do good, to those especially who most need our bounty. Above all, redemption by Christ binds us to be merciful, 2Co 8:9.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 23. - The Jews undertook to do as they had begun. i.e. "to observe the 14th day." And as Mordecai had written to them. i.e. "and to observe also the 15th."

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And the Jews undertook to do as they had begun, and as Mordecai had written unto them. They engaged to keep these two days as festivals annually, as they had at this time done; not in a religious but in a civil way, not as parts of religious worship, and as additions to and innovations of the law, but by way of commemoration of a civil benefit which they had received; and yet we find in later times that this was scrupled by some as an innovation; for we are told (r) that there were eighty five elders, and more than thirty of them prophets, who were distressed about this matter, fearing it was an innovation.

(r) T. Hieros. Megillah. fol. 70. 4.



Esther 9:23 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Feast of Purim Instituted
22because on those days the Jews rid themselves of their enemies, and it was a month which was turned for them from sorrow into gladness and from mourning into a holiday; that they should make them days of feasting and rejoicing and sending portions of food to one another and gifts to the poor. 23Thus the Jews undertook what they had started to do, and what Mordecai had written to them. 24For Haman the son of Hammedatha, the Agagite, the adversary of all the Jews, had schemed against the Jews to destroy them and had cast Pur, that is the lot, to disturb them and destroy them.…
Cross References
Esther 9:22
as the time when the Jews got relief from their enemies, and as the month when their sorrow was turned into joy and their mourning into a day of celebration. He wrote them to observe the days as days of feasting and joy and giving presents of food to one another and gifts to the poor.

Esther 9:24
For Haman son of Hammedatha, the Agagite, the enemy of all the Jews, had plotted against the Jews to destroy them and had cast the pur (that is, the lot) for their ruin and destruction.
Treasury of Scripture

And the Jews undertook to do as they had begun, and as Mordecai had written to them;

the days.

Esther 3:12,13 Then were the king's scribes called on the thirteenth day of the first month…

Exodus 13:3-8 And Moses said to the people, Remember this day, in which you came …

Psalm 103:2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:

Isaiah 12:1,2 And in that day you shall say, O LORD, I will praise you: though …

Isaiah 14:3 And it shall come to pass in the day that the LORD shall give you …

from sorrow.

Psalm 30:11 You have turned for me my mourning into dancing: you have put off …

Matthew 5:4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

John 16:20-22 Truly, truly, I say to you, That you shall weep and lament, but the …

sending portions.

Esther 9:19 Therefore the Jews of the villages, that dwelled in the unwalled towns…

Nehemiah 8:10-12 Then he said to them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, …

Luke 11:41 But rather give alms of such things as you have; and, behold, all …

Acts 2:44-46 And all that believed were together, and had all things common…

Galatians 2:10 Only they would that we should remember the poor; the same which …

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