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Esther 9:19

Overview - Esther 9
The Jews slay their enemies, with the ten sons of Haman.
12 Ahasuerus, at the request of Esther, grants another day of slaughter, and Haman's sons to be hanged.
20 The two days of Purim are made festival.
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Esther 9:19  (King James Version)
Therefore the Jews of the villages, that dwelt in the unwalled towns, made the fourteenth day of the month Adar a day of gladness and feasting, and a good day, and of sending portions one to another.
 


gladness
22 ; 8:17 Deuteronomy 16:11 Deuteronomy 16:14 ; Nehemiah 8:10-12 ; Psalms 118:11-16 ; Luke 11:41 ; Revelation 11:10

sending portions
The eastern princes and people not only invite their friends to feasts, but it is their custom to send a portion of the banquet to those that cannot well attend, especially their relations, and those in a state of mourning. Thus, when the Grand Emir found that it incommoded M. D'Arvieux to eat with him, he desired him to take his own time for eating, and sent him from his kitchen what he liked best.
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