King James Version
And the Jews undertook to do as they had begun, and as Mordecai had written unto them;
Darby 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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CommentaryGeneva Study Bible
And the Jews undertook to do as they had begun, and as Mordecai had written unto them;Esther 9:23 Parallel Commentaries
LibrarySome Miscellaneous Matters Respecting the Face of the Land.
I. Let us begin with that canon concerning reading the Book of Esther in the feast of Purim. "Towns that were begirt with walls from the days of Joshua read it on the fifteenth day" of the month Adar: "Villages and great cities read it the fourteenth day": "Unless that the villages anticipate it, to the day of the congregation." You see a threefold distinction of cities and towns: 1. Fortifications, or towns girt with walls from the days of Joshua. But whence shall we know them? They are those which …
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica
Place of Jesus in the History of the World.
In the Days of Queen Esther
As the days wherein the Jews rested from their enemies, and the month which was turned unto them from sorrow to joy, and from mourning into a good day: that they should make them days of feasting and joy, and of sending portions one to another, and gifts to the poor.
Because Haman the son of Hammedatha, the Agagite, the enemy of all the Jews, had devised against the Jews to destroy them, and had cast Pur, that is, the lot, to consume them, and to destroy them;
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