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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Esther 8:15


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    King James Bible - Esther 8:15

    And Mordecai went out from the presence of the king in royal apparel of blue and white, and with a great crown of gold, and with a garment of fine linen and purple: and the city of Shushan rejoiced and was glad.

    World English Bible

    Mordecai went out of the presence of the king in royal
    clothing of blue and white, and with a great crown of gold, and with a robe of fine linen and purple; and the city of Susa shouted and was glad.

    Douay-Rheims - Esther 8:15

    And Mardochai going forth out of the palace, and from the king's presence, shone in royal
    apparel, to wit, of violet and sky colour, wearing a golden crown on his head, and clothed with a cloak of silk and purple. And all the city rejoiced and was glad.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    And Mordecai went out from the presence of the king in royal
    apparel of blue and white, and with a great crown of gold, and with a garment of fine linen and purple: and the city of Shushan rejoiced, and was glad:

    Original Hebrew

    ומרדכי
    4782 יצא 3318 מלפני 6440 המלך 4428 בלבושׁ 3830 מלכות 4438 תכלת 8504 וחור 2353 ועטרת 5850 זהב 2091 גדולה 1419 ותכריך 8509 בוץ 948 וארגמן 713 והעיר 5892 שׁושׁן 7800 צהלה 6670 ושׂמחה׃ 8055

    Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge

    VERSE (15) -
    Es 5:1; 6:8,11 Ge 41:42 Mt 6:29; 11:8 Lu 16:19

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 8:15

    ¶ Y salió Mardoqueo de delante del rey con vestido real de cárdeno y blanco, y una gran corona de oro, y un manto de lino y púrpura; y la ciudad de Susa se alegró y regocijó.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Esther 8:15

    Verse 15. Blue and white] Probably
    stripe interchanged with stripe; or blue faced and bordered with white fur.

    A great crown of gold] A large turban, ornamented with gold, jewels, &c.

    Fine linen and purple] See on Gen. xli. 42. The Åb buts, here mentioned, is most probably the same with the byssus of the ancients; supposed to be the beautiful tuft or beard, growing out of the side of the pinna longa, a very large species of muscle, found on the coasts of the Mediterranean Sea, of which there are a pair of gloves in the British Museum. This byssus I have described elsewhere.

    Shushan-was glad.] Haman was too proud to be popular; few lamented his fall.


    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 15. And Mordecai went out from the presence of the king , etc.] And walked or rode about in the city to show himself to his friends: in royal apparel of blue and white ; such as the Persian kings wore, and were not allowed to any other, as Xenophon writes f170 : and with a great crown of gold ; a coronet, such as princes and nobles wear; the latter Targum calls it a great golden chain, and such the eastern kings used to give to their favourites; (see Daniel 5:29), and with a garment of fine linen and purple ; this must be an inner garment, since it is distinct from the royal robe before mentioned; though as the word signifies a wrap, or roll, it may design a turban, which was a roll of linen wrapped about the head; and such was the Persian diadem, according to Curtius f171 , which was of a purple colour, mixed with white; and so the Septuagint version is, “and a diadem of fine linen, of a purple colour”; and if so, the crown of gold was not worn on his head, nor is it likely it should be allowed, but was carried before him, (see Gill on “ Esther 6:8”), and the city of Shushan rejoiced, and was glad ; not only the Jews in it, but the native inhabitants of it, that had any sense of humanity, expressed their joy at the sight of Mordecai thus arrayed; that so good a man was advanced at court, and so bad a man as Haman was displaced and put to death; (see Proverbs 29:2).

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 15-17 -
    Mordecai's robes now were rich. These things are not worth notice, but as marks of the king's favour, and the fruit of God's favour to his church. It is well with a land, when ensigns of dignity are made the ornaments of serious piety. When the church prospers, many will joi it, who will be shy of it when in trouble. When believers have rest and walk in the fear of the Lord, and the comfort of the Holy Ghost they will be multiplied. And the attempts of Satan to destroy the church, always tend to increase the number of true Christians __________________________________________________________________


    Original Hebrew

    ומרדכי 4782 יצא 3318 מלפני 6440 המלך 4428 בלבושׁ 3830 מלכות 4438 תכלת 8504 וחור 2353 ועטרת 5850 זהב 2091 גדולה 1419 ותכריך 8509 בוץ 948 וארגמן 713 והעיר 5892 שׁושׁן 7800 צהלה 6670 ושׂמחה׃ 8055


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