Esther 8:16

16 For the Jews it was a time of happiness and joy, gladness and honor.

Read Esther 8:16 Using Other Translations

The Jews had light, and gladness, and joy, and honour.
The Jews had light and gladness and joy and honor.
The Jews were filled with joy and gladness and were honored everywhere.

What does Esther 8:16 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Esther 8:16

And the Jews had light
Prosperity, as opposed to the darkness of adversity in which they had been, see ( Isaiah 8:22 Isaiah 9:1 Isaiah 8:2 ) , or lightsomeness and cheerfulness of spirit, as explained by the two next words:

and gladness and joy;
at the good news of their deliverance, so unexpected by them; thus light is explained by gladness, ( Psalms 97:11 )

and honour:
among men; from their neighbours, who before were held in contempt, as a people doomed to destruction.

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