New American Standard Bible
Thus the Jews undertook what they had started to do, and what Mordecai had written to them.
King James Bible
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,
Esther 9:23 Parallel
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
because on those days the Jews rid themselves of their enemies, and it was a month which was turned for them from sorrow into gladness and from mourning into a holiday; that they should make them days of feasting and rejoicing and sending portions of food to one another and gifts to the poor.
For Haman the son of Hammedatha, the Agagite, the adversary of all the Jews, had schemed against the Jews to destroy them and had cast Pur, that is the lot, to disturb them and destroy them.
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