Esther 9:5
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English Standard Version
The Jews struck all their enemies with the sword, killing and destroying them, and did as they pleased to those who hated them.

King James Bible
Thus the Jews smote all their enemies with the stroke of the sword, and slaughter, and destruction, and did what they would unto those that hated them.

American Standard Version
And the Jews smote all their enemies with the stroke of the sword, and with slaughter and destruction, and did what they would unto them that hated them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
So the Jews made a great slaughter of their enemies, and killed them, repaying according to what they had prepared to do to them:

English Revised Version
And the Jews smote all their enemies with the stroke of the sword, and with slaughter and destruction, and did what they would unto them that hated them.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thus the Jews smote all their enemies with the stroke of the sword, and slaughter, and destruction, and did what they would to those that hated them.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The Jews (i.e., in Susa, for those out of the city are not spoken of till Esther 8:17) had light and gladness, and delight and honour." אורה (this form occurs only here and Psalm 109:12), light, is a figurative expression for prosperity. יקר, honour - in the joy manifested by the inhabitants of Susa at the prevention of the threatened destruction.

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smote.

Psalm 18:34-40,47,48 He teaches my hands to war, so that a bow of steel is broken by my arms...

Psalm 20:7,8 Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God...

Psalm 149:6-9 Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two-edged sword in their hand...

2 Thessalonians 1:6 Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you;

the stroke.

Jeremiah 18:21 Therefore deliver up their children to the famine, and pour out their blood by the force of the sword...

what they would. Heb. according to their will. The Chaldee paraphrast says that none appeared against the Jews but Amalekites only, who were infatuated, and had their hearts hardened, as Pharaoh's against Israel, to take up arms to their own destruction. Some had such an inveterate, implacable malice against the Jews, that Haman's fall and Mordecai's advancement, instead of convincing, seemed only to exasperate them the more. How have the most dreadful scourges ravaged a country, and yet the inhabitants are unmindful of the Almighty Disposer of events, and that the cause of his righteous displeasure is their continual provocation! Forty years long was he grieved with one generation, who learned not his ways, although daily fed and clothed by a miracle.

Cross References
Esther 3:13
Letters were sent by couriers to all the king's provinces with instruction to destroy, to kill, and to annihilate all Jews, young and old, women and children, in one day, the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, which is the month of Adar, and to plunder their goods.

Esther 9:6
In Susa the citadel itself the Jews killed and destroyed 500 men,

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