Esther 9:5

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 9:5  (King James Version)
Thus the Jews smote all their enemies with the stroke of the sword, and slaughter, and destruction, and did what they would unto those that hated them.

Psalms 18:34-40 Psalms 18:47 Psalms 18:48 ; Psalms 20:7 Psalms 20:8 149:6-9 2 Thessalonians 1:6

the stroke
Jeremiah 18:21

what they would
Hebrew according to their will.
The Chaldee paraphrast says that none appeared against the Jews but Amalekites only, who were infatuated, and had their hearts hardened, as Pharaoh's against Israel, to take up arms to their own destruction. Some had such an inveterate, implacable malice against the Jews, that Haman's fall and Mordecai's advancement, instead of convincing, seemed only to exasperate them the more. How have the most dreadful scourges ravaged a country, and yet the inhabitants are unmindful of the Almighty Disposer of events, and that the cause of his righteous displeasure is their continual provocation! Forty years long was he grieved with one generation, who learned not his ways, although daily fed and clothed by a miracle.
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