Esther 9:32
New International Version
Esther's decree confirmed these regulations about Purim, and it was written down in the records.

New Living Translation
So the command of Esther confirmed the practices of Purim, and it was all written down in the records.

English Standard Version
The command of Esther confirmed these practices of Purim, and it was recorded in writing.

Berean Study Bible
So Esther’s decree confirmed these regulations about Purim, which were written into the record.

King James Bible
And the decree of Esther confirmed these matters of Purim; and it was written in the book.

New King James Version
So the decree of Esther confirmed these matters of Purim, and it was written in the book.

New American Standard Bible
The command of Esther established these customs for Purim, and it was written in the book.

NASB 1995
The command of Esther established these customs for Purim, and it was written in the book.

NASB 1977
And the command of Esther established these customs for Purim, and it was written in the book.

Amplified Bible
The command of Esther established these customs for Purim, and it was written in the book [of the royal archives].

Christian Standard Bible
So Esther’s command confirmed these customs of Purim, which were then written into the record.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So Esther's command confirmed these customs of Purim, which were then written into the record.

American Standard Version
And the commandment of Esther confirmed these matters of Purim; and it was written in the book.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the word of Esthir established concerning these words of Puraya, and it was written in the scroll.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Esther established it by a command for ever, and it was written for a memorial.

Contemporary English Version
These laws about Purim are written by the authority of Queen Esther.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And all things which are contained in the history of this book, which is called Esther.

English Revised Version
And the commandment of Esther confirmed these matters of Purim; and it was written in the book.

Good News Translation
Esther's command, confirming the rules for Purim, was written down on a scroll.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Esther's command had established these practices of Purim, and they are written in a book.

International Standard Version
The order of Esther established these instructions for Purim, and it was officially recorded.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the commandment of Esther confirmed these matters of Purim; and it was written in the book.

Literal Standard Version
And a saying of Esther has established these matters of Purim, and it is written in the Scroll.

NET Bible
Esther's command established these matters of Purim, and the matter was officially recorded.

New Heart English Bible
The commandment of Esther confirmed these matters of Purim; and it was written in the book.

World English Bible
The commandment of Esther confirmed these matters of Purim; and it was written in the book.

Young's Literal Translation
And a saying of Esther hath established these matters of Purim, and it is written in the Book.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Feast of Purim Instituted
31in order to confirm these days of Purim at their appointed time, just as Mordecai the Jew and Queen Esther had established them and had committed themselves and their descendants to the times of fasting and lamentation. 32So Esther’s decree confirmed these regulations about Purim, which were written into the record.

Cross References
Esther 9:26
Therefore these days are called Purim, from the word Pur. Because of all the instructions in this letter, and because of all they had seen and experienced,

Esther 10:1
Now King Xerxes imposed tribute throughout the land, even to its farthest shores.


Treasury of Scripture

And the decree of Esther confirmed these matters of Purim; and it was written in the book.

themselves.

Esther 9:27
The Jews ordained, and took upon them, and upon their seed, and upon all such as joined themselves unto them, so as it should not fail, that they would keep these two days according to their writing, and according to their appointed time every year;

the fastings.

Esther 4:3,16
And in every province, whithersoever the king's commandment and his decree came, there was great mourning among the Jews, and fasting, and weeping, and wailing; and many lay in sackcloth and ashes…

Jonah 3:2-9
Arise, go unto Nineveh, that great city, and preach unto it the preaching that I bid thee…









(32) In the book.--It is doubtful what "the book" here means. The Vulgate explains it of the Book of Esther itself, and so many modern scholars. Still "the book" hardly seems a natural Hebrew way of referring to a work on the part of its author as he writes it, and no similar case is adducible. Others think it must have been a book written at the time on the subject of the festival, which is, perhaps, possible. Canon Rawlinson identifies it with "the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Media and Persia." Because such is the use of the word book elsewhere in Esther.

Verse 32. - The decree of Esther. Rather, "a commandment of Esther." Some fresh act seems to be intended - something beyond the joint letter of Esther and Mordecai; though why it was needed, or what additional authority it could give, is not apparent. And it was written in the book. i.e. "this commandment of Esther was inserted in the book of the chronicles," where the writer probably found it. No other book being mentioned in Esther but this, "the book" can have no other meaning (see Esther 2:23; Esther 6:1; Esther 10:2).





Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
So Esther’s
אֶסְתֵּ֔ר (’es·têr)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 635: Esther -- 'star', Ahasuerus' queen who delivered Israel

decree
וּמַאֲמַ֣ר (ū·ma·’ă·mar)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3982: Something, said, an edict

confirmed
קִיַּ֕ם (qî·yam)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6965: To arise, stand up, stand

these
הָאֵ֑לֶּה (hā·’êl·leh)
Article | Pronoun - common plural
Strong's 428: These, those

regulations
דִּבְרֵ֥י (diḇ·rê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause

about Purim,
הַפֻּרִ֖ים (hap·pu·rîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 6332: a lot', a Jewish feast

which were written
וְנִכְתָּ֖ב (wə·niḵ·tāḇ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 3789: To grave, to write

into the record.
בַּסֵּֽפֶר׃ (bas·sê·p̄er)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5612: A missive, document, writing, book


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