Esther 9:20

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20 Mordecai recorded these events, and he sent letters to all the Jews throughout the provinces of King Xerxes, near and far,

Read Esther 9:20 Using Other Translations

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,
And Mordecai recorded these things and sent letters to all the Jews who were in all the provinces of King Ahasuerus, both near and far,
Mordecai recorded these events and sent letters to the Jews near and far, throughout all the provinces of King Xerxes,

What does Esther 9:20 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Esther 9:20

And Mordecai wrote these things
The transactions of those two days, and the causes of them, as well as the following letter; some conclude from hence that he was the penman of the book; and so he might be, but it does not necessarily follow from hence:

and sent letters unto all the Jews that were in all the provinces of
the King Ahasuerus, both nigh and far;
such as were near the city Shushan, and those that were at the greatest distance from it; these were more especially the things he wrote.

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