Esther Chapter 9

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Esther 9

1 Now in the twelfth month, that is, the month Adar, on the thirteenth day of the same, when the king’s commandment and his decree drew near to be put in execution, in the day that the enemies of the Jews hoped to have power over them, (though it was turned to the contrary, that the Jews had rule over them that hated them;)

The Jews gathered themselves together in their cities throughout all the provinces of the king Ahasuerus, to lay hand on such as sought their hurt: and no man could withstand them; for the fear of them fell upon all people.

And all the rulers of the provinces, and the lieutenants, and the deputies, and officers of the king, helped the Jews; because the fear of Mordecai fell upon them.

For Mordecai was great in the king’s house, and his fame went out throughout all the provinces: for this man Mordecai waxed greater and greater.

Thus the Jews smote all their enemies with the stroke of the sword, and slaughter, and destruction, and did what they would unto those that hated them.

And in Shushan the palace the Jews slew and destroyed five hundred men.

And Parshandatha, and Dalphon, and Aspatha,

And Poratha, and Adalia, and Aridatha,

And Parmashta, and Arisai, and Aridai, and Vajezatha,

10 The ten sons of Haman the son of Hammedatha, the enemy of the Jews, slew they; but on the spoil laid they not their hand.

11 On that day the number of those that were slain in Shushan the palace was brought before the king.

12 And the king said unto Esther the queen, The Jews have slain and destroyed five hundred men in Shushan the palace, and the ten sons of Haman; what have they done in the rest of the king’s provinces? now what is thy petition? and it shall be granted thee: or what is thy request further? and it shall be done.

13 Then said Esther, If it please the king, let it be granted to the Jews which are in Shushan to do to morrow also according unto this day’s decree, and let Haman’s ten sons be hanged upon the gallows.

14 And the king commanded it so to be done: and the decree was given at Shushan; and they hanged Haman’s ten sons.

15 For the Jews that were in Shushan gathered themselves together on the fourteenth day also of the month Adar, and slew three hundred men at Shushan; but on the prey they laid not their hand.

16 But the other Jews that were in the king’s provinces gathered themselves together, and stood for their lives, and had rest from their enemies, and slew of their foes seventy and five thousand, but they laid not their hands on the prey,

17 On the thirteenth day of the month Adar; and on the fourteenth day of the same rested they, and made it a day of feasting and gladness.

18 But the Jews that were at Shushan assembled together on the thirteenth day thereof, and on the fourteenth thereof; and on the fifteenth day of the same they rested, and made it a day of feasting and gladness.

19 Therefore the Jews of the villages, that dwelt in the unwalled towns, made the fourteenth day of the month Adar a day of gladness and feasting, and a good day, and of sending portions one to another.

20 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,

21 To stablish this among them, that they should keep the fourteenth day of the month Adar, and the fifteenth day of the same, yearly,

22 As the days wherein the Jews rested from their enemies, and the month which was turned unto them from sorrow to joy, and from mourning into a good day: that they should make them days of feasting and joy, and of sending portions one to another, and gifts to the poor.

23 And the Jews undertook to do as they had begun, and as Mordecai had written unto them;

24 Because Haman the son of Hammedatha, the Agagite, the enemy of all the Jews, had devised against the Jews to destroy them, and had cast Pur, that is, the lot, to consume them, and to destroy them;

25 But when Esther came before the king, he commanded by letters that his wicked device, which he devised against the Jews, should return upon his own head, and that he and his sons should be hanged on the gallows.

26 Wherefore they called these days Purim after the name of Pur. Therefore for all the words of this letter, and of that which they had seen concerning this matter, and which had come unto them,

27 The Jews ordained, and took upon them, and upon their seed, and upon all such as joined themselves unto them, so as it should not fail, that they would keep these two days according to their writing, and according to their appointed time every year;

28 And that these days should be remembered and kept throughout every generation, every family, every province, and every city; and that these days of Purim should not fail from among the Jews, nor the memorial of them perish from their seed.

29 Then Esther the queen, the daughter of Abihail, and Mordecai the Jew, wrote with all authority, to confirm this second letter of Purim.

30 And he sent the letters unto all the Jews, to the hundred twenty and seven provinces of the kingdom of Ahasuerus, with words of peace and truth,

31 To confirm these days of Purim in their times appointed, according as Mordecai the Jew and Esther the queen had enjoined them, and as they had decreed for themselves and for their seed, the matters of the fastings and their cry.

32 And the decree of Esther confirmed these matters of Purim; and it was written in the book.

24 thoughts on “Esther Chapter 9

  1. v28 Andthat these days should be remembered and kept throughout every generation, every family, every province,and every city; and that these days of Purim should not fail from among the Jews, nor the memorial of them that perish from their seed.

    v29 Then Esther the queen, the daughter of Abihail, and Mordecai the Jew, wrote with all Authority, to confirm the second letter of Purim
    v3″ With words of peace and truth,”

    Praise GOD! One must be sure to pass this beautiful gospel to our children and keep HIS story alive. As long as we tell we will never lose our identity. One must tell their children who we are, who they are in the LORD. We are a different people .
    One LORD ONE FAITH ONE BAPTISM.
    Tell about HIS PASSION HIS LOVE and how HE SACRIFICED HIS LIFE FOR US .
    We can have what we say.

    Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you . Luke 10:19

    We can turn the tables on our enemies with the word of GOD.
    That is why we celebrate and rejoice in the presence of the LORD . Our Great GOD IS FAITHFUL HE KEEPS HIS PROMISES AND KEEPS US SAFE FROM ALL HARM.
    in your face devil and the modern day Haman’s ! vs.17, 18, 19

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  2. The day of Purim

    26 Wherefore they called these days Purim after the name of Pur. Therefore for all the words of this letter, and of that which they had seen concerning this matter, and which had come unto them,

    27 The Jews ordained, and took upon them, and upon their seed, and upon all such as joined themselves unto them, so as it should not fail, that they would keep these two days according to their writing, and according to their appointed time every year;

    28 And that these days should be remembered and kept throughout every generation, every family, every province, and every city; and that these days of Purim should not fail from among the Jews, nor the memorial of them perish from their seed.

    The day of Purim, a day of deliverance, a day of turning sorrow into joy. That day still being celebrated in today’s age. The next Purim begins in the evening of Saturday, February 23, 2013, and ends in the evening of Sunday, February 24, 2013. There is something to be said in regards to the fact that they still keep it today; but is it kept out of traditions? Religion? or is it still a day of deliverance? It will seem hard for me to wait a whole year to be forgiven of my sins or wait a whole year to be delivered.

    2 Cor 6:2 (For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)

    EVERYDAY, NOW!! No need to wait any longer, Rejoice for it is NOW. Deliverance is NOW!!, Salvation is NOW!!, Turn your sorrow into JOY NOW!!! No need to wait until February 23-24 2013, NOW is the day, NOW is the moment.

  3. ILove to eat breakfast with Jesus

    28 And that these days should be remembered and kept throughout every generation, every family, every province, and every city; and that these days of Purim should not fail from among the Jews, nor the memorial of them perish from their seed.

    Esther’s bravery and loyalty will forever be remembered far after her beauty fades away.

    The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever. (Isaiah 40:8 KJV)

  4. POWER BEFORE THE THRONE

    25 But when Esther came before the king, he commanded by letters that his wicked device, which he devised against the Jews, should return upon his own head, and that he and his sons should be hanged on the gallows.

    Esther’s courage to approach the King was obviously accompanied by the favor and mercy of GOD. From this chapter today we learn a tremendous principal that we are reminded of in:

    Hebrews 4:16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

    Our faith, courage and confidence to approach GOD is potentially powerful. GOD reversed the curse. Do not accept defeat nor the negative threats of man. Trust, approach and confess before the throne of the King of Kings, every need and see GOD supply and reverse the curse on your adversary and his followers.

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  5. Making History.

    17 On the thirteenth day of the month Adar; and on the fourteenth day of the same rested they, and made it a day of feasting and gladness.
    18 But the Jews that were at Shushan assembled together on the thirteenth day thereof, and on the fourteenth thereof; and on the fifteenth day of the same they rested, and made it a day of feasting and gladness.

    This was a great day in the Jews history. They had overcome an enemy that would have destroyed them,and because of what Queen Ester did her people were now safe. How many times do we give God the adequate response to what he has done in our lives? We must give God all that He deserves in honor and glory.

  6. 12 And the king said unto Esther the queen, The Jews have slain and destroyed five hundred men in Shushan the palace, and the ten sons of Haman; what have they done in the rest of the king’s provinces? now what is thy petition? and it shall be granted thee: or what is thy request further? and it shall be done.

    13 Then said Esther, If it please the king, let it be granted to the Jews which are in Shushan to do to morrow also according unto this day’s decree, and let Haman’s ten sons be hanged upon the gallows.

    14 And the king commanded it so to be done: and the decree was given at Shushan; and they hanged Haman’s ten sons.

    From Poverty to Royalty..
    Just a few chapters ago Ester was nothing more than a servant. A maid who had absolutely no connection with royalty. But through God’s plan she became the queen of Mordicai and wielded so much influence that he asked her advice on matters of the Kingdom. Esters shows us how God can take a nobody and make us some one amazing for his Kingdom. “Humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God that he might exalt you in due time”…

  7. Unecessary Esther

    1 Samuel 15:9
    But Saul and the people spared Agag, and the best of the sheep, and of the oxen, and of the fatlings, and the lambs, and all that was good, and would not utterly destroy them: but every thing that was vile and refuse, that they destroyed utterly.

    Esther 9:24
    Because Haman the son of Hammedatha, the Agagite, the enemy of all the Jews, had devised against the Jews to destroy them, and had cast Pur, that is, the lot, to consume them, and to destroy them;

    The story of Esther is a great tale of redemption, and Godly justice. One of the best dramatic tales that even strikes the interest of the world. Movies, cartoons, and skits have been made to tell the tale.

    However, the truth is this is one story that never had to be told.

    The order of Samuel to King Saul in 1 Samuel were to destroy all of the people, their livestock, and the King.

    However, because of his desire to please men more than God he only partially obeyed leaving a remnant of the amalekites behind.

    Many years later Haman, an agagite plots for the annihilation of the Jews.

    Had king Saul simply obeyed the epic tail of Mordecai, and Queen Esther would have never happened.

    At the time King Saul may have though “it’s not that big of a deal!”

    Yet we see that our all knowing God knew what he was doing.

  8. In this scripture, it is obvious that not only did Haman get hunged but also his ten sons. If, you can remember there is a scripture that referenced that we are punished by our Father’s sins, or shall we say generational curses. But, keep in mind we have better promises with the new covenant with Christ Jesus. The following verse is a song we sing on numerous occasions in Church, and I hope we continue to do so.

    22 As the days wherein the Jews rested from their enemies, and the month which was turned unto them from sorrow to joy, and from mourning into a good day: that they should make them days of feasting and joy, and of sending portions one to another, and gifts to the poor.

    “You have turned my morning into dancing, you have turned my sorrow into joy”

    In the below listed verse, brings to mind a question today. Is this event still into memory today? Is there still a memorial? Today they want to wipe Israel off the face of the map, but have they forgotten? Or is there any longing any fear of the Lord today? We are close…………End.

    28 And that these days should be remembered and kept throughout every generation, every family, every province, and every city; and that these days of Purim should not fail from among the Jews, nor the memorial of them perish from their seed.

    “Be Church”….iwork…igive…ipray…ireap….ilisten…ishare…ihope….ising…

  9. 1 Now in the twelfth month, that is, the month Adar, on the thirteenth day of the same, when the king’s commandment and his decree drew near to be put in execution,in the day that
    the enemies of the Jews hoped to have power over them, (though it was turned to the contrary, that the Jews had rule over them that hated them;)

    Our enemy hopes to have power over us a well, but it will be turned to the contrary again because…

    Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. 1 John 4:4

    And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.Matthew 28:18

  10. This chapter illustrates favor. Mordecai and those that would have been destroyed became favored of the king, whereas Haman’s sons and those that sought to destroy the Jews lost favor. While one may go through things, one need not worry if one has the favor of the Lord upon on them as Esther and Mordecai did. May the good Lord Bless you all in Jesus name, Amen

  11. The Jews began to clean house of their enemies. God gave Mordecai favor and he was able to protect his people. Through Ester’s relationship with the king she was able to get more things done in order to help her people. When we find favor with God, he will give us favor with man.

  12. Remembrance

    20 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,

    21 To stablish this among them, that they should keep the fourteenth day of the month Adar, and the fifteenth day of the same, yearly,

    22 As the days wherein the Jews rested from their enemies, and the month which was turned unto them from sorrow to joy, and from mourning into a good day: that they should make them days of feasting and joy, and of sending portions one to another, and gifts to the poor.

    27 The Jews ordained, and took upon them, and upon their seed, and upon all such as joined themselves unto them, so as it should not fail, that they would keep these two days according to their writing, and according to their appointed time every year;

    28 And that these days should be remembered and kept throughout every generation, every family, every province, and every city; and that these days of Purim should not fail from among the Jews, nor the memorial of them perish from their seed.

    There is joy and rejoicing found in remembrance of victory. Past victories should not just grow old and dusty; there is praise, joy and the power of a testimony locked up in our remembrance of what God has done, we just have to let it out.

    And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. (Revelation 12:11 KJV)

    Could it be our future victory is just waiting behind the praise and joy springing from the power of a testimony and the Blood? There is victory in our praise, the joy of the Lord is our strength, and a testimony combined with the Blood gives way to overcoming. Sounds like time to remember, apply forgiveness, praise, rejoice, and reap victory!

  13. 15 For the Jews that were in Shushan gathered themselves together on the fourteenth day also of the month Adar, and slew three hundred men at Shushan; but on the prey they laid not their hand.
    16 But the other Jews that were in the king’s provinces gathered themselves together, and stood for their lives, and had rest from their enemies, and slew of their foes seventy and five thousand, but they laid not their hands on the prey,

    My sin, You Pay

    Many people are duped into saying that they sinned and they only hurt themselves… Oh how wrong. Unfortunately people are followers of easy money, and easy fame. Here we see that 75,810 people died because of their hate, and their desire for easy plunder. As we grow, we must stay cognizant of the fact that we are leading others, and we need to think about where we are leading them…

  14. How great is our God?
    He brings us out of our enemies hand and gives us victory.
    He delivered the enemies of his people.

    Through Jesus we are victorious no matte how bleak the situation.

    But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Corinthians 15:57 KJV)

    He hath delivered my soul in peace from the battle that was against me: for there were many with me. (Psalm 55:18 KJV)

  15. Verse 3
    They whispered, conspired, they told their lies (God favors me)
    My character, my integrity, my faith in God (He favors me)
    Will not fall, will not bend, wont comprimise(God favors me)
    I speak life and prosperity and I speak health (God favors me

  16. The Lord favors those that seek him. If we have faith and we ask God to favor us he will deliver us from our enemies, God is merciful.

    Lord I seek you.

  17. Many times when people die or when they are killed it talks about the winners taking the spoils. In this case it says over and over that they did not take the spoils. The Jewish people knew that God would supply their needs so they did not have to gather the spoils. They just had God’s favor shown by the distraction of Hamon. They knew that God was in control of everything.

    Also they made a day of remembrance so that this would not be forgotten. It is important for us as well as everyone elseknow and remember everything that God has done for us. It also helps other people to overcome their situations as well.

  18. Vs 3&4 God alone promotes and demotes.

    Psalm 113:7-8 NLT

    He lifts the poor from the dust
    and the needy from the garbage dump. He sets them among princes,
    even the princes of his own people!

    Psalm 75:6-7 KJV

    For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south. But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.

  19. The deception of Haman not only cost him his life, but we find in this chapter the life of his 10 sons as well. What we live and speak about in front of our children will take root in their heart as well. If we are bitter and angry and we talk about it around the dinner table, or tear apart our pastor or leadership, or anyone for that matter, it is going to get into their hearts. We can’t do one thing and tell them another. They must see our example not just by our words but our actions as well.

    We also find in this chapter that Esther, the common girl, trained and chosen to be Queen is given so much favor and authority from the king that she write a decree for all the land. “And the decree of Esther confirmed these matters of Purim; and it was written in the book.”

    When God places us in a position of authority, we will have the respect of those underneath us. It is when we try to raise up ourselves then pride becomes an issue when respect is not given, just like the example in these chapters.

  20. No Plunder

    Unlike Haman, who saw the slaughter of the Jews as an opportunity to increase his wealth, the Jew’s intentions are only to do away with their enemies in order to protect themselves and carry out God’s judgment. In view of the fact that the king has given them permission to plunder their enemies (Est 8:11), the statement repeated in vs10,15-16 is even more remarkable. By refusing to enrich themselves through their victory, they are following the example of Abraham in Genesis 14:22-24. In contrast, King Saul, the 1st king of Israel, did not conduct himself by the same high standard (1Sa 15:1-23). The end result for the Jews of Persia is that their victory becomes a day of feasting and joy, gift-giving and generosity to the poor (Est 9:19,22) , not a day to delight in newly acquired wealth.

  21. What a turn around…..their sorrows were turned into joy. For the Jews must have felt desperate, alone and no way out of their outcome; but, God quickly changed that when he used Esther and Mordecai to free them from a sentence of death to a time of celebration.

  22. 2 The Jews gathered themselves together in their cities throughout all the provinces of the king Ahasuerus, to lay hand on such as sought their hurt: and no man could withstand them; for the fear of them fell upon all people.

    3 And all the rulers of the provinces, and the lieutenants, and the deputies, and officers of the king, helped the Jews; because the fear of Mordecai fell upon them.

    4 For Mordecai was great in the king’s house, and his fame went out throughout all the provinces: for this man Mordecai waxed greater and greater.

    What a powerful motivator fear can be. Even the ones who were once enemies of the Jews became allies because of the fear of the Mordecai. But if we follow God’s law, we have nothing to fear.

    2 Timothy 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

    Fear is not for us, it is for the ungodly. If we walk in His ways and stay true to His Word, he will take care of us.

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