Esther 8:16
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King James Version
The Jews had light, and gladness, and joy, and honour.

Darby Bible Translation
The Jews had light, and joy, and gladness, and honour.

World English Bible
The Jews had light, gladness, joy, and honor.

Young's Literal Translation
to the Jews hath been light, and gladness, and joy, and honour,

Esther 8:16 Parallel
Geneva Study Bible

The Jews had light, and {l} gladness, and joy, and honour.

(l) He showed by the words that follow, what this light was.Esther 8:16 Parallel Commentaries

The Blessed Privilege of Seeing God Explained
They shall see God. Matthew 5:8 These words are linked to the former and they are a great incentive to heart-purity. The pure heart shall see the pure God. There is a double sight which the saints have of God. 1 In this life; that is, spiritually by the eye of faith. Faith sees God's glorious attributes in the glass of his Word. Faith beholds him showing forth himself through the lattice of his ordinances. Thus Moses saw him who was invisible (Hebrews 11:27). Believers see God's glory as it were
Thomas Watson—The Beatitudes: An Exposition of Matthew 5:1-12

The spirit of the book of Esther is anything but attractive. It is never quoted or referred to by Jesus or His apostles, and it is a satisfaction to think that in very early times, and even among Jewish scholars, its right to a place in the canon was hotly contested. Its aggressive fanaticism and fierce hatred of all that lay outside of Judaism were felt by the finer spirits to be false to the more generous instincts that lay at the heart of the Hebrew religion; but by virtue of its very intensity
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Psalm 97:11
Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.

Psalm 112:4
Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness: he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.

Psalm 118:27
God is the LORD, which hath shewed us light: bind the sacrifice with cords, even unto the horns of the altar.

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