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    ESTHER 8

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    1 Mordecai is advanced. 3 Esther makes suit to reverse Haman's letters. 7 Ahasuerus grants to the Jews to defend themselves. 15 Mordecai's honor, and the Jews' joy. VERSE 1 - give the house. * Job 27:16,17 Ps 39:6; 49:6-13 Pr 13:22; 28:8 Ec 2:18,19 * Lu 12:20 - came before. * Es 1:14; 2:7,15 VERSE 2 - his ring. * Es 3:10 Ge 41:42 Isa 22:19-22 Lu 15:22 - Esther set. * 2Sa 9:7-10 Ps 37:34 Ec 2:18,19-26; 5:13,14 Da 2:48 VERSE 3 - fell. * 1Sa 25:24 2Ki 4:27 - besought him with tears. Heb. she wept and besought him. * Isa 38:2 Ho 12:4 Heb 5:7 - mischief. * Es 3:8-15; 7:4 VERSE 4 - held out. * Es 4:11; 5:2 VERSE 5 - and, if I. * Es 7:3 Ex 33:13,16 1Sa 20:29 - I be pleasing. * Es 2:4,17 - letters. Heb. device. * Es 3:12,13 - which he wrote. or, who wrote. VERSE 6 - For how. * Ge 44:34 Jer 4:19; 9:1 Lu 19:41,42 Ro 9:2,3; 10:1 - endure to see. Heb. be able that I may see. the evil. * Es 7:4 Ne 2:3 VERSE 7 - Behold. * :1 Pr 13:22 - him they have hanged. * Es 7:10 Ga 3:13 VERSE 8 - in the king's name. * Es 3:12 1Ki 21:8 - may no man reverse. No, not the king himself; and this was the reason that the king was forced not to reverse, but to give a contradictory decree; that if the Jews, pursuant to the first decree, were assaulted, they might legitimately, by virtue of the second, defend themselves, slay their enemies, and even take the spoil. * :5; 1:19 Da 6:8,12-15 2Ti 2:19 Heb 6:17,18 VERSE 9 - the king's. * Es 3:12 - and to the lieutenants. * Es 1:1,22; 3:12,13 Da 6:1 - India. The Hebrew word {Hoddo,} in Syriac, {Hendoo,} and in Arabic, {Hind,} is rendered India by all the versions. India, or Hindostan, is a large country of the south of Asia, extending from north to south about 2,400 miles, and from east to west 1,800, between 8 and 35 N. lat. and 68 and 92 E. long.; being bounded on the west by the Indus, east by the Birman empire and Thibet, north by the Indian Caucasus, and south by the Indian Ocean. It is probable, however, that all the country east of the Indus was anciently called India. - and according. * Es 1:22; 3:12 2Ki 18:26 Da 4:1 1Co 14:9-11 VERSE 10 - in the king. * 1Ki 21:8 Ec 8:4 Da 4:1 - by posts. * Es 3:13 2Ch 30:6 Job 9:25 Jer 51:21 - mules. {Rechesh,} in Syriac, {rechesha,} probably denotes a swift horse. - camels. {Achashteranim,} from the Persian {akhash,} large, and {aster,} a mule, probably, as Bochart supposes, denotes a large mule. - young dromedaries. {Beney harammachim,} "the sons of mares," as the word {ramakat} denotes in Arabic; probably an expletive of the preceeding word. * Isa 60:6; 66:20 Jer 2:23 VERSE 11 - to gather. * Es 9:2-16 - to destroy. * Ps 37:14,15; 68:3; 137:8; 146:6-9 Eze 39:10 - and to take the spoil. * Es 3:13; 9:10,15,16 Isa 10:6 VERSE 12 - one day. * Es 9:1 Ex 15:9,10 Jud 1:6,7 - upon the thirteenth. * Es 3:13-15 VERSE 13 - published. Heb. revealed. avenge themselves. * Jud 16:28 Ps 37:14,15; 68:23; 92:10,11; 149:6-9 Lu 18:7 Re 6:10 VERSE 14 - being hastened. * 1Sa 21:8 Ec 9:10 - Shushan. * Es 1:2; 2:3; 3:15 Ne 1:1 Da 8:2 VERSE 15 - royal apparel. * Es 5:1; 6:8,11 Ge 41:42 Mt 6:29; 11:8 Lu 16:19 - blue. or, violet. * Es 1:6 - 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 Ex 25:4; 27 39:27. - the city. Haman was too proud to be popular: few mourned his fall. * Es 3:15 Pr 29:2 VERSE 16 - Jews. * Es 4:1-3,16 Ps 30:5-11 - had light. That is, prosperity and hope. The dark cloud which had so long hung over them was dispelled; and again the sunshine of prosperity beamed upon them. * Es 9:17 Ps 18:28; 97:11 Pr 4:18,19; 11:10 Isa 30:29,30; 35:10 VERSE 17 - a feast. * Es 9:17,19,22 1Sa 25:8 Ne 8:10 - many of the people. * Ps 18:43 Zec 8:20-23 - for the fear. * Es 9:2 Ge 35:5 Ex 15:16 De 2:25; 11:25 GOTO NEXT CHAPTER - TREASURY OF SCRIPTURE KNOWLEDGE INDEX

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