Archive THE BIBLE - Verse by Verse (Esther Chapter 1 to 10)

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Esther 8:8 (NLT)
Now go ahead and send a message to the Jews in the king's name, telling them whatever you want and sealing it with my signet ring. But remember that whatever has already been written in the king's name and signed with his signet ring can never be revoked."
Esther 8:9 (NLT)

9 So on June 25 the king’s secretaries were summoned, and a decree was written exactly as Mordecai dictated. It was sent to the Jews and to the highest officers, the governors, and the nobles of all the 127 provinces stretching from India to Ethiopia. The decree was written in the scripts and languages of all the peoples of the empire, including that of the Jews.
Esther 8:10 (NLT)

10 The decree was written in the name of King Xerxes and sealed with the king’s signet ring. Mordecai sent the dispatches by swift messengers, who rode fast horses especially bred for the king’s service.
Esther 8:11 (NLT)

11 The king’s decree gave the Jews in every city authority to unite to defend their lives. They were allowed to kill, slaughter, and annihilate anyone of any nationality or province who might attack them or their children and wives, and to take the property of their enemies.
Esther 8:13 (NLT)

13 A copy of this decree was to be issued as law in every province and proclaimed to all peoples, so that the Jews would be ready to take revenge on their enemies on the appointed day.
Esther 8:14 (NLT) - 14 So urged on by the king’s command, the messengers rode out swiftly on fast horses bred for the king’s service. The same decree was also proclaimed in the fortress of Susa.
Esther 8:15 (NLT) - 15 Then Mordecai left the king’s presence, wearing the royal robe of blue and white, the great crown of gold, and an outer cloak of fine linen and purple. And the people of Susa celebrated the new decree.
Esther 8:17 (NLT) - 17 In every province and city, wherever the king’s decree arrived, the Jews rejoiced and had a great celebration and declared a public festival and holiday. And many of the people of the land became Jews themselves, for they feared what the Jews might do to them.
Esther 9:1 (NLT) - 1 So on March 7 the two decrees of the king were put into effect. On that day, the enemies of the Jews had hoped to overpower them, but quite the opposite happened. It was the Jews who overpowered their enemies.
Esther 9:2 (NLT) - 2 The Jews gathered in their cities throughout all the king’s provinces to attack anyone who tried to harm them. But no one could make a stand against them, for everyone was afraid of them.
Esther 9:3 (NLT) - 3 And all the nobles of the provinces, the highest officers, the governors, and the royal officials helped the Jews for fear of Mordecai.
Esther 9:5 (NLT)
So the Jews went ahead on the appointed day and struck down their enemies with the sword. They killed and annilated their enemies and did as they pleased with those who hated them.
Esther 9:6, 7, 8 (NLT)
6. In the fortress of Susa itself, the Jews killed 500 men.
7. They also killed Parshandatha, Dalphon, Aspatria,
8. Poratha, Adalia, Aridatha,
Esther 9: 9-10 (NLT)
9. Parmashta, Arisai, Aridai and Valzatha __
10. the ten sons of Haman son of Hamedatha the enemy of the Jews.
But they did not take any plunder.
Esther 9:11 (NLT)
That very day when the king was informed of the number that had been killed in the fortress of Susa,
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