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Esther 8 :: Hebrew Names Version (HNV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxEst 8:1 - On that day did the king Achashverosh give the house of Haman the Yehudim' enemy to Ester the queen. Mordekhai came before the king; for Ester had told what he was to her.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 8:2 - The king took off his ring, which he had taken from Haman, and gave it to Mordekhai. Ester set Mordekhai over the house of Haman.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 8:3 - Ester spoke yet again before the king, and fell down at his feet, and begged him with tears to put away the mischief of Haman the Agagite, and his device that he had devised against the Yehudim.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 8:4 - Then the king held out to Ester the golden scepter. So Ester arose, and stood before the king.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 8:5 - She said, If it please the king, and if I have found favor in his sight, and the thing seem right before the king, and I be pleasing in his eyes, let it be written to reverse the letters devised by Haman, the son of Hammedata the Agagite, which he wrote to destroy the Yehudim who are in all the king's provinces:
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 8:6 - for how can I endure to see the evil that shall come to my people? or how can I endure to see the destruction of my relatives?
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 8:7 - Then the king Achashverosh said to Ester the queen and to Mordekhai the Yehudi, See, I have given Ester the house of Haman, and him they have hanged on the gallows, because he laid his hand on the Yehudim.

The King's Decree Avenges the Jews

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 8:8 - Write you also to the Yehudim, as it pleases you, in the king's name, and seal it with the king's ring; for the writing which is written in the king's name, and sealed with the king's ring, may no man reverse.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 8:9 - Then were the king's Sofrim called at that time, in the third month Sivan, on the three and twentieth day of it; and it was written according to all that Mordekhai commanded to the Yehudim, and to the satraps, and the governors and princes of the provinces which are from Hoddu to Kush, one hundred twenty-seven provinces, to every province according to the writing of it, and to every people after their language, and to the Yehudim according to their writing, and according to their language.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 8:10 - He wrote the name of king Achashverosh, and sealed it with the king's ring, and sent letters by post on horseback, riding on swift steeds that were used in the king's service, bred of the stud:
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 8:11 - in which the king granted the Yehudim who were in every city to gather themselves together, and to stand for their life, to destroy, to kill, and to cause to perish, all the power of the people and province that would assault them, their little ones and women, and to take the spoil of them for a prey,
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 8:12 - on one day in all the provinces of king Achashverosh, namely, on the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, which is the month Adar.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 8:13 - A copy of the writing, that the decree should be given out in every province, was published to all the peoples, and that the Yehudim should be ready against that day to avenge themselves on their enemies.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 8:14 - So the posts who rode on swift steeds that were used in the king's service went out, being hurried and pressed on by the king's mitzvah; and the decree was given out in Shushan the palace.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 8:15 - Mordekhai went forth from 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 Shushan shouted and was glad.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 8:16 - The Yehudim had light and gladness, and joy and honor.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 8:17 - In every province, and in every city, wherever the king's mitzvah and his decree came, the Yehudim had gladness and joy, a feast and a good day. Many from among the peoples of the land became Yehudim; for the fear of the Yehudim was fallen on them.

The Hebrew Names Version is based off the World English Bible, an update of the American Standard Version of 1901. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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