New International Version
For the Jews it was a time of happiness and joy, gladness and honor.
King James Bible
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,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Blue and white - Probably stripe interchanged with stripe; or blue faced and bordered with white fur.
A great crown of gold - A large turban, ornamented with gold, jewels, etc.
Fine linen and purple - See on Genesis 41:42 (note). The בץ buts, here mentioned, is most probably the same with the byssus of the ancients; supposed to be the beautiful tuft or beard, growing out of the side of the pinna longa, a very large species of muscle, found on the coasts of the Mediterranean Sea, of which there are a pair of gloves in the British Museum. This byssus I have described elsewhere.
Shushan - was glad - Haman was too proud to be popular; few lamented his fall.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
had light. That is, prosperity and hope. The dark cloud which had so long hung over them was dispelled; and again the sunshine of prosperity beamed upon them.
LibraryThe Net Broken
'And Esther spake yet again before the king, and fell down at his feet, and besought him with tears to put away the mischief of Haman the Agagite, and his device that he had devised against the Jews. 4. Then the king held out the golden sceptre toward Esther. So Esther arose, and stood before the king, 5. And said, If it please the king, and if I have found favour in his sight, and the thing seem right before the king, and I be pleasing in his eyes, let it be written to reverse the letters devised …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Light shines on the righteous and joy on the upright in heart.
Even in darkness light dawns for the upright, for those who are gracious and compassionate and righteous.
The LORD is God, and he has made his light shine on us. With boughs in hand, join in the festal procession up to the horns of the altar.
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