Esther 9:21
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English Standard Version
obliging them to keep the fourteenth day of the month Adar and also the fifteenth day of the same, year by year,

King James Bible
To stablish this among them, that they should keep the fourteenth day of the month Adar, and the fifteenth day of the same, yearly,

American Standard Version
to enjoin them that they should keep the fourteenth day of the month Adar, and the fifteenth day of the same, yearly,

Douay-Rheims Bible
21That they should receive the fourteenth and fifteenth day of the month Adar for holy days, and always at the return of the year should celebrate them with solemn honour:

English Revised Version
to enjoin them that they should keep the fourteenth day of the month Adar, and the fifteenth day of the same, yearly,

Webster's Bible Translation
To establish this among them, that they should keep the fourteenth day of the month Adar, and the fifteenth day of the same, yearly,

Esther 9:21 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

On this second day the Jews slew 300 more; comp. Esther 9:10. - Esther 9:16. The rest of the Jews in the provinces, i.e., the Jews in the other parts of the kingdom, assembled themselves and stood for their lives, and had rest from their enemies, and slew of their foes 75,000, but upon the spoil they laid not their hand. על עמד like Esther 8:11. The מאיביהם ונוח inserted between על נ ועמד and והרוג is striking; we should rather have expected the resting or having rest from their enemies after the death of the latter, as in Esther 9:17 and Esther 9:18, where this is plainly stated to have taken place on the day after the slaughter. The position of these words is only explained by the consideration, that the narrator desired at once to point out how the matter ended. The narrative continues in the infin. abs. instead of expressing this clause by the infin. constr., and so causing it to be governed by what precedes. Thus - as Ew. 351, c, remarks - all the possible hues of the sentence fade into this grey and formless termination (viz., the use of the infin. absol. instead of the verb. fin.). This inaccuracy of diction does not justify us, however, in assuming that we have here an interpolation or an alteration in the text. The statement of the day is given in Esther 9:17, and then the clause following is again added in the inf. absol.: "and they rested on the 14th day of the same (of Adar), and made it a day of feasting and gladness."

Esther 9:21 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Mordecai. That is, as the words imply, the history contained in this book; and not merely the letters afterwards mentioned, as some understand it.

wrote these.

Exodus 17:14 And the LORD said to Moses, Write this for a memorial in a book, and rehearse it in the ears of Joshua...

Deuteronomy 31:19-22 Now therefore write you this song for you, and teach it the children of Israel: put it in their mouths...

1 Chronicles 16:12 Remember his marvelous works that he has done, his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth;

Psalm 124:1-3 If it had not been the LORD who was on our side, now may Israel say...

Psalm 145:4-12 One generation shall praise your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts...

2 Corinthians 1:10,11 Who delivered us from so great a death, and does deliver: in whom we trust that he will yet deliver us...

in all the provinces.

Esther 1:1,22 Now it came to pass in the days of Ahasuerus, (this is Ahasuerus which reigned, from India even to Ethiopia...

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

Esther 8:9 Then were the king's scribes called at that time in the third month, that is, the month Sivan, on the three and twentieth day thereof...

Cross References
Esther 9:17
This was on the thirteenth day of the month of Adar, and on the fourteenth day they rested and made that a day of feasting and gladness.

Esther 9:18
But the Jews who were in Susa gathered on the thirteenth day and on the fourteenth, and rested on the fifteenth day, making that a day of feasting and gladness.

Esther 9:20
And Mordecai recorded these things and sent letters to all the Jews who were in all the provinces of King Ahasuerus, both near and far,

Esther 9:22
as the days on which the Jews got relief from their enemies, and as the month that had been turned for them from sorrow into gladness and from mourning into a holiday; that they should make them days of feasting and gladness, days for sending gifts of food to one another and gifts to the poor.

Esther 9:27
the Jews firmly obligated themselves and their offspring and all who joined them, that without fail they would keep these two days according to what was written and at the time appointed every year,

Esther 9:29
Then Queen Esther, the daughter of Abihail, and Mordecai the Jew gave full written authority, confirming this second letter about Purim.

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