|New Living Translation (© 2007)|
That is why this celebration is called Purim, because it is the ancient word for casting lots. So because of Mordecai's letter and because of what they had experienced,
King James Bible
Wherefore they called these days Purim after the name of Pur. Therefore for all the words of this letter, and of that which they had seen concerning this matter, and which had come unto them,
American Standard Version
Wherefore they called these days Purim, after the name of Pur. Therefore because of all the words of this letter, and of that which they had seen concerning this matter, and that which had come unto them,
Young's Literal Translation
therefore they have called these days Purim -- by the name of the lot -- therefore, because of all the words of this letter, and what they have seen concerning this, and what hath come unto them,
Esther 9:26 Additional TranslationsWesley's Notes on the Bible
9:26 Pur - This Persian word signifies a lot, because Haman had by lot determined this time to be the time of the Jews destruction.
Esther 9:26 Parallel CommentariesBefallen Connection Faced Instructions Letter Matter Pur Purim Regard Term Wherefore Word Words WrittenBefallen Connection Faced Instructions Letter Matter Pur Purim Regard Term Wherefore Word Words WrittenThe Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188.
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Esther 9:20 Mordecai recorded these events and sent letters to the Jews near and far, throughout all the provinces of King Xerxes,
Esther 9:32 So the command of Esther confirmed the practices of Purim, and it was all written down in the records.