Esther 8:15

Overview - Esther 8
Mordecai is advanced.
Esther makes suit to reverse Haman's letters.
Ahasuerus grants to the Jews to defend themselves.
15 Mordecai's honour, and the Jews' joy.
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Esther 8:15  (King James Version)
And Mordecai went out from the presence of the king in royal apparel of blue and white, and with a great crown of gold, and with a garment of fine linen and purple: and the city of Shushan rejoiced and was glad.

royal apparel
5:1 Esther 6:8 Esther 6:11 Genesis 41:42 ; Matthew 6:29 ; 11:8 Luke 16:19

or, violet.

and with a great crown
Mordecai was now made the chief minister, or vizier, instead of Haman; and was accordingly invested with the "royal apparel," in conformity to the custom of the East. So we are informed, in the History of the Revolt of Ali Bey, that on the election of a new {sheikh bellet,} or chief of the country, in Egypt, the {pasha} who approves of him invests him with a robe of valuable fur. Perhaps the crown was one of the insignia of the office of vizier. Concerning the blue, fine linen, and purple, see the Notes on Exodus 25:4 ; 39:27 .

the city
Haman was too proud to be popular: few lamented his fall.
3:15 Proverbs 29:2