Esther 8:16
Good News Translation
For the Jews there was joy and relief, happiness and a sense of victory.

Contemporary English Version
and the Jews were no longer afraid. In fact, they were very happy and felt that they had won a victory.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But to the Jews, a new light seemed to rise, joy, honour, and dancing.

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But to the Jews, a new light seemed to rise, joy, honour, and dancing.

Jews.

Esther 4:1-3,16 Now when Mardochai had heard these things, he rent his garments, and put on sackcloth, strewing ashes on his head and he cried with a loud voice in the street in the midst of the city, shewing the anguish of his mind. . . .

Psalm 30:5-11 For wrath is in his indignation; and life in his good will. In the evening weeping shall have place, and in the morning gladness. . . .

had light.

Esther 9:17 Now the thirteenth day of the month Adar was the first day with them all of the slaughter, and on the fourteenth day they left off. Which they ordained to be kept holy day, so that all times hereafter they should celebrate it with feasting, joy, and banquets.

Psalm 18:28 For thou lightest my lamp, O Lord: O my God, enlighten my darkness.

Psalm 97:11 Light is risen to the just, and joy to the right of heart.

Proverbs 4:18,19 The way of the wicked is darksome: they know not where they fall. . . .

Proverbs 11:10 By the blessing of the just the city shall be exalted: and by the mouth of the wicked it shall be overthrown.

Isaiah 30:29,30 You shall have a song as in the night of the sanctified solemnity, and joy of heart, as where one goeth with a pipe, to come into the mountain of the Lord, to the Mighty One of Israel. . . .

Isaiah 35:10 And the redeemed of the Lord shall return, and shall come into Sion with praise, and everlasting joy shall be upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and mourning shall flee away.

Context
The Decree of Xerxes
15And Mardochai going forth out of the palace, and from the king's presence, shone in royal apparel, to wit, of violet and sky colour, wearing a golden crown on his head, and clothed with a cloak of silk and purple. And all the city rejoiced, and was glad. 16But to the Jews, a new light seemed to rise, joy, honour, and dancing.17And in all peoples, cities, and provinces, whithersoever the king's commandments came, there was wonderful rejoicing, feasts and banquets, and keeping holy day: Insomuch that many of other nations and religion, joined themselves to their worship and ceremonies. For a great dread of the name of the Jews had fallen upon all.…
Cross References
Psalm 97:11
Light is risen to the just, and joy to the right of heart.

Psalm 112:4
To the righteous a light is risen up in darkness: he is merciful, and compassionate and just.

Psalm 118:27
The Lord is God, and he hath shone upon us. Appoint a solemn day, with shady boughs, even to the horn of the altar.

Additional Translations
For the Jews it was a time of light and gladness, of joy and honor.The Jews had light, and gladness, and joy, and honor.

The Jews had light and gladness, and joy and honor.

And the Jews had light and gladness,

The Jews had light, and joy, and gladness, and honour.

The Jews had light and gladness, and joy and honour.

The Jews had light, and gladness, and joy, and honor.

The Jews had light, gladness, joy, and honor.

to the Jews hath been light, and gladness, and joy, and honour,
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