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Mordecai is advanced


8:1 On that day king Ahasuerus gave the house of Haman the Jews’ enemy to Estherאֶסְתֵּר
Transliteration;’estēr Pronunciation es-tare’ Esther = “star” the queen of Persia, heroine of the book of Esther – daughter of Abihail, cousin and adopted daughter of Mordecai, of the tribe of Benjamin For more info click here
the queen. And Mordecaiמָרְדְּכַי
Transliteration:mārdᵊḵay Pronunciation; mor-dek-ah’-ee “little man” or “worshiper of Mars” cousin and adoptive father of queen Esther; son of Jair of the tribe of Benjamin; deliverer under Divine providence of the children of Israel from the destruction plotted by Haman the chief minister of Ahasuerus; institutor of the feast of Purim For more info click here
came before the king; for Estherאֶסְתֵּר
Transliteration;’estēr Pronunciation es-tare’ Esther = “star” the queen of Persia, heroine of the book of Esther – daughter of Abihail, cousin and adopted daughter of Mordecai, of the tribe of Benjamin For more info click here
had told what he [was] to her.
8:2 And the king took off his ring, which he had taken from Haman, and gave it to Mordecaiמָרְדְּכַי
Transliteration:mārdᵊḵay Pronunciation; mor-dek-ah’-ee “little man” or “worshiper of Mars” cousin and adoptive father of queen Esther; son of Jair of the tribe of Benjamin; deliverer under Divine providence of the children of Israel from the destruction plotted by Haman the chief minister of Ahasuerus; institutor of the feast of Purim For more info click here
. And Estherאֶסְתֵּר
Transliteration;’estēr Pronunciation es-tare’ Esther = “star” the queen of Persia, heroine of the book of Esther – daughter of Abihail, cousin and adopted daughter of Mordecai, of the tribe of Benjamin For more info click here
set Mordecai over the house of Haman.

The decree against the Jews is reversed


8:3 And Estherאֶסְתֵּר
Transliteration;’estēr Pronunciation es-tare’ Esther = “star” the queen of Persia, heroine of the book of Esther – daughter of Abihail, cousin and adopted daughter of Mordecai, of the tribe of Benjamin For more info click here
spoke yet again before the king, and fell down at his feet, and begged him with tears to put away the evil of Haman the Agagite, and his plot that he had plotted against the Jews.
8:4 Then the king held out the golden scepter to Estherאֶסְתֵּר
Transliteration;’estēr Pronunciation es-tare’ Esther = “star” the queen of Persia, heroine of the book of Esther – daughter of Abihail, cousin and adopted daughter of Mordecai, of the tribe of Benjamin For more info click here
. So Estherאֶסְתֵּר
Transliteration;’estēr Pronunciation es-tare’ Esther = “star” the queen of Persia, heroine of the book of Esther – daughter of Abihail, cousin and adopted daughter of Mordecai, of the tribe of Benjamin For more info click here
rose up, and stood before the king,
8:5 And said, If it pleases the king, and if I have favor in his sight, and the thing is right before the king, and I [am] pleasing in his eyes, let it be written to reverse the documents devised by Haman the son of Hammedatha the Agagite, which he wrote to destroy the Jews which are in all the king’s provinces:
8:6 For how shall I be able to look on the evil that shall find my people? Or how shall I be able to look on the slaughter of my kindred?
8:7 Then the king Ahasuerus said to Estherאֶסְתֵּר
Transliteration;’estēr Pronunciation es-tare’ Esther = “star” the queen of Persia, heroine of the book of Esther – daughter of Abihail, cousin and adopted daughter of Mordecai, of the tribe of Benjamin For more info click here
the queen and to Mordecaiמָרְדְּכַי
Transliteration:mārdᵊḵay Pronunciation; mor-dek-ah’-ee “little man” or “worshiper of Mars” cousin and adoptive father of queen Esther; son of Jair of the tribe of Benjamin; deliverer under Divine providence of the children of Israel from the destruction plotted by Haman the chief minister of Ahasuerus; institutor of the feast of Purim For more info click here
the Jew, See, I have given Estherאֶסְתֵּר
Transliteration;’estēr Pronunciation es-tare’ Esther = “star” the queen of Persia, heroine of the book of Esther – daughter of Abihail, cousin and adopted daughter of Mordecai, of the tribe of Benjamin For more info click here
the house of Haman, and him they have hanged on the wooden [gallows], because he put a out his hand against the Jews.
8:8 Write ya’ll to the Jews, according to the good in your eyes, 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, there is no reverse.
8:9 Then were the king’s scribes were called at that time in the third month, that is, the month Sivan, on the twenty third day of it. And it was written according to all that Mordecaiמָרְדְּכַי
Transliteration:mārdᵊḵay Pronunciation; mor-dek-ah’-ee “little man” or “worshiper of Mars” cousin and adoptive father of queen Esther; son of Jair of the tribe of Benjamin; deliverer under Divine providence of the children of Israel from the destruction plotted by Haman the chief minister of Ahasuerus; institutor of the feast of Purim For more info click here
commanded to the Jews, and to the lieutenants, and the deputies and governors and the princes of the provinces which [were] from India to Ethiopia, one hundred twenty and seven provinces, to every province according to its writing, and to every people in their language, and to the Jews according to their writing, and according to their language.
8:10 And he wrote in the king Ahasuerus’ name, and sealed it with the king’s ring, and sent letters by riders on horseback, and riders on royal steeds, stallions, mules, even sons of mares:
8:11 In [them] the king gave the Jews in every city single to gather 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, [both] little ones and women, and [to take] what they owned for a prize,
8:12 On one day in all the provinces of king Ahasuerus, on the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, which is the month Adar.
8:13 The copy of the writing to be made law in every province was published to all people, and that the Jews being ready against that day to avenge themselves on their enemies.
8:14 So the runners, riders on stallions, royal steeds, and mules and went out, being hurried and pressed on by the king’s command. And the order was given at Shushan the palace.

Joy of the Jews


8:15 And Mordecaiמָרְדְּכַי
Transliteration:mārdᵊḵay Pronunciation; mor-dek-ah’-ee “little man” or “worshiper of Mars” cousin and adoptive father of queen Esther; son of Jair of the tribe of Benjamin; deliverer under Divine providence of the children of Israel from the destruction plotted by Haman the chief minister of Ahasuerus; institutor of the feast of Purim For more info click here
went out from before 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.
8:16 The Jews had light, and gladness, and joy, and honor.
8:17 And in every province, and in every single city, wherever the word of the king’s and his law touched, the Jews had joy and gladness, a feast and a good day. And many of the people of the land became Jews; for the fear of the Jews fell upon them.

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