Esther 8:16
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New American Standard Bible
For the Jews there was light and gladness and joy 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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The Blessed Privilege of Seeing God Explained
They shall see God. Matthew 5:8 These words are linked to the former and they are a great incentive to heart-purity. The pure heart shall see the pure God. There is a double sight which the saints have of God. 1 In this life; that is, spiritually by the eye of faith. Faith sees God's glorious attributes in the glass of his Word. Faith beholds him showing forth himself through the lattice of his ordinances. Thus Moses saw him who was invisible (Hebrews 11:27). Believers see God's glory as it were
Thomas Watson—The Beatitudes: An Exposition of Matthew 5:1-12

Cross References
Psalm 97:11
Light is sown like seed for the righteous And gladness for the upright in heart.

Psalm 112:4
Light arises in the darkness for the upright; He is gracious and compassionate and righteous.

Psalm 118:27
The LORD is God, and He has given us light; Bind the festival sacrifice with cords to the horns of the altar.

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