Esther 9:21
New International Version
to have them celebrate annually the fourteenth and fifteenth days of the month of Adar

New Living Translation
calling on them to celebrate an annual festival on these two days.

English Standard Version
obliging them to keep the fourteenth day of the month Adar and also the fifteenth day of the same, year by year,

Berean Study Bible
to establish among them an annual celebration on the fourteenth and fifteenth days of the month of Adar

King James Bible
To stablish this among them, that they should keep the fourteenth day of the month Adar, and the fifteenth day of the same, yearly,

New King James Version
to establish among them that they should celebrate yearly the fourteenth and fifteenth days of the month of Adar,

New American Standard Bible
obliging them to celebrate the fourteenth day of the month Adar, and the fifteenth day of the same month, annually,

NASB 1995
obliging them to celebrate the fourteenth day of the month Adar, and the fifteenth day of the same month, annually,

NASB 1977
obliging them to celebrate the fourteenth day of the month Adar, and the fifteenth day of the same month, annually,

Amplified Bible
obliging them to celebrate the fourteenth day of the month of Adar, and the fifteenth day of the same month, annually,

Christian Standard Bible
He ordered them to celebrate the fourteenth and fifteenth days of the month of Adar every year

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He ordered them to celebrate the fourteenth and fifteenth days of the month Adar every year

American Standard Version
to enjoin them that they should keep the fourteenth day of the month Adar, and the fifteenth day of the same, yearly,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
That they would take upon themselves to be practicing this on the fourteenth and at full moon in Adar every year by year .

Brenton Septuagint Translation
to establish these as joyful days, and to keep the fourteenth and fifteenth of Adar;

Contemporary English Version
and told them: Each year you must celebrate on both the fourteenth and the fifteenth of Adar,

Douay-Rheims Bible
21That they should receive the fourteenth and fifteenth day of the month Adar for holy days, and always at the return of the year should celebrate them with solemn honour:

English Revised Version
to enjoin them that they should keep the fourteenth day of the month Adar, and the fifteenth day of the same, yearly,

Good News Translation
telling them to observe the fourteenth and fifteenth days of Adar as holidays every year.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He established the fourteenth and fifteenth days of the month of Adar as days they must observe every year.

International Standard Version
establishing that they should celebrate the fourteenth and fifteenth days of the month Adar every year,

JPS Tanakh 1917
to enjoin them that they should keep the fourteenth day of the month Adar, and the fifteenth day of the same, yearly,

Literal Standard Version
to establish on them, to be keeping the fourteenth day of the month of Adar, and the fifteenth day of it, in every year and year,

NET Bible
to have them observe the fourteenth and the fifteenth day of the month of Adar each year

New Heart English Bible
to enjoin them that they should keep the fourteenth and fifteenth days of the month Adar yearly,

World English Bible
to enjoin them that they should keep the fourteenth and fifteenth days of the month Adar yearly,

Young's Literal Translation
to establish on them, to be keeping the fourteenth day of the month of Adar, and the fifteenth day of it, in every year and year,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Feast of Purim Instituted
20Mordecai recorded these events and sent letters to all the Jews in all the provinces of King Xerxes, both near and far, 21to establish among them an annual celebration on the fourteenth and fifteenth days of the month of Adar 22as the days on which the Jews gained rest from their enemies and the month in which their sorrow turned to joy and their mourning into a holiday. He wrote that these were to be days of feasting and joy, of sending gifts to one another and to the poor.…

Cross References
Esther 9:17
This was done on the thirteenth day of the month of Adar, and on the fourteenth day they rested, making it a day of feasting and joy.

Esther 9:18
The Jews in Susa, however, had assembled on the thirteenth and the fourteenth days of the month. So they rested on the fifteenth day, making it a day of feasting and joy.

Esther 9:20
Mordecai recorded these events and sent letters to all the Jews in all the provinces of King Xerxes, both near and far,

Esther 9:22
as the days on which the Jews gained rest from their enemies and the month in which their sorrow turned to joy and their mourning into a holiday. He wrote that these were to be days of feasting and joy, of sending gifts to one another and to the poor.

Esther 9:27
the Jews bound themselves to establish the custom that they and their descendants and all who join them should not fail to celebrate these two days at the appointed time each and every year, according to their regulation.

Esther 9:29
So Queen Esther daughter of Abihail, along with Mordecai the Jew, wrote with full authority to confirm this second letter concerning Purim.


Treasury of Scripture

To establish this among them, that they should keep the fourteenth day of the month Adar, and the fifteenth day of the same, yearly,

Mordecai.

wrote these.

Exodus 17:14
And the LORD said unto Moses, Write this for a memorial in a book, and rehearse it in the ears of Joshua: for I will utterly put out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven.

Deuteronomy 31:19-22
Now therefore write ye this song for you, and teach it the children of Israel: put it in their mouths, that this song may be a witness for me against the children of Israel…

1 Chronicles 16:12
Remember his marvellous works that he hath done, his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth;

in all the provinces.

Esther 1:1,22
Now it came to pass in the days of Ahasuerus, (this is Ahasuerus which reigned, from India even unto Ethiopia, over an hundred and seven and twenty provinces:) …

Esther 3:12
Then were the king's scribes called on the thirteenth day of the first month, and there was written according to all that Haman had commanded unto the king's lieutenants, and to the governors that were over every province, and to the rulers of every people of every province according to the writing thereof, and to every people after their language; in the name of king Ahasuerus was it written, and sealed with the king's ring.

Esther 8:9
Then were the king's scribes called at that time in the third month, that is, the month Sivan, on the three and twentieth day thereof; and it was written according to all that Mordecai commanded unto the Jews, and to the lieutenants, and the deputies and rulers of the provinces which are from India unto Ethiopia, an hundred twenty and seven provinces, unto every province according to the writing thereof, and unto every people after their language, and to the Jews according to their writing, and according to their language.









(21) And the fifteenth day of the same.--The Jews in the provinces had already made the fourteenth day a day of gladness and feasting. Mordecai now bids that the fifteenth also be so kept.

Verse 21. - To stablish. i.e. "with a view to establishing" - not actually doing so.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
to establish
לְקַיֵּם֮ (lə·qay·yêm)
Preposition-l | Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct
Strong's 6965: To arise, stand up, stand

among them
עֲלֵיהֶם֒ (‘ă·lê·hem)
Preposition | third person masculine plural
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

an annual
בְּכָל־ (bə·ḵāl)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

celebration
עֹשִׂ֗ים (‘ō·śîm)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's 6213: To do, make

on the fourteenth
אַרְבָּעָ֤ה (’ar·bā·‘āh)
Number - masculine singular
Strong's 702: Four

and fifteenth
חֲמִשָּׁ֥ה (ḥă·miš·šāh)
Number - masculine singular
Strong's 2568: Five

days
י֣וֹם (yō·wm)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3117: A day

of the month
לְחֹ֣דֶשׁ (lə·ḥō·ḏeš)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 2320: The new moon, a month

of Adar
אֲדָ֔ר (’ă·ḏār)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 143: The twelfth month in the Jewish calendar


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