Esther 9:20-32 KJV

20 And Mordecai wrote these things, and sent letters unto all the Jews that were in all the provinces of the king Ahasuerus, both nigh and far,
21 To stablish this among them, that they should keep the fourteenth * day of the month Adar, and the fifteenth * day of the same, yearly *,
22 As the days wherein the Jews rested from their enemies , and the month which was turned unto them from sorrow to joy, and from mourning into a good day: that they should make them days of feasting and joy, and of sending portions one to another, and gifts to the poor.
23 And the Jews undertook to do as they had begun , and as Mordecai had written unto them;
24 Because Haman the son of Hammedatha, the Agagite, the enemy of all the Jews, had devised against the Jews to destroy them, and had cast Pur, that is, the lot, to consumea them, and to destroy them;

References for Esther 9:24

    • „ 9:24 - consume: Heb. crush
      25 But when Esther cameb before the king, he commanded by letters that his wicked device, which he devised against the Jews, should return upon his own head, and that he and his sons should be hanged on the gallows.

      References for Esther 9:25

        • … 9:25 - when...: Heb. when she came
          26 Wherefore they called these days Purim after the name of Pur.c Therefore for all the words of this letter, and of that which they had seen concerning this matter, and which had come unto them,

          References for Esther 9:26

            • † 9:26 - Pur: that is, Lot
              27 The Jews ordained , and took upon them, and upon their seed, and upon all such as joined themselves unto them, so as it should not fail ,d that they would keep these two days according to their writing, and according to their appointed time every year * ;

              References for Esther 9:27

                • ‡ 9:27 - fail: Heb. pass
                  28 And that these days should be remembered and kept throughout every generation, every family, every province, and every city; and that these days of Purim should not faile from among the Jews, nor the memorial of them perish from their seed.

                  References for Esther 9:28

                    • ˆ 9:28 - fail: Heb. pass
                      29 Then Esther the queen, the daughter of Abihail, and Mordecai the Jew, wrote with all authority,f to confirm this second letter of Purim.

                      References for Esther 9:29

                        • ‰ 9:29 - authority: Heb. strength
                          30 And he sent the letters unto all the Jews, to the hundred twenty and seven provinces of the kingdom of Ahasuerus, with words of peace and truth,
                          31 To confirm these days of Purim in their times appointed, according as Mordecai the Jew and Esther the queen had enjoined them, and as they had decreed for themselvesg and for their seed, the matters of the fastings and their cry.

                          References for Esther 9:31

                            • Š 9:31 - themselves: Heb. their souls
                              32 And the decree of Esther confirmed these matters of Purim; and it was written in the book.