New Living Translation
calling on them to celebrate an annual festival on these two days.
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,
Darby Bible Translation
to establish this among them, that they should keep the fourteenth day of the month Adar, and the fifteenth day of the same, 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,
Esther 9:21 Parallel
CommentaryEsther 9:21 Parallel Commentaries
This was done throughout the provinces on March 7, and on March 8 they rested, celebrating their victory with a day of feasting and gladness.
(The Jews at Susa killed their enemies on March 7 and again on March 8, then rested on March 9, making that their day of feasting and gladness.)
Mordecai recorded these events and sent letters to the Jews near and far, throughout all the provinces of King Xerxes,
He told them to celebrate these days with feasting and gladness and by giving gifts of food to each other and presents to the poor. This would commemorate a time when the Jews gained relief from their enemies, when their sorrow was turned into gladness and their mourning into joy.
the Jews throughout the realm agreed to inaugurate this tradition and to pass it on to their descendants and to all who became Jews. They declared they would never fail to celebrate these two prescribed days at the appointed time each year.
Then Queen Esther, the daughter of Abihail, along with Mordecai the Jew, wrote another letter putting the queen's full authority behind Mordecai's letter to establish the Festival of Purim.
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