Esther 8:16

“The Iewes had light and gladnesse, and ioy and honour.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

The Jews had light, and gladness, and joy, and honour.
- King James Version

For the Jews there was light and gladness and joy and honor.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The Jews had light and gladness, and joy and honor.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the Jews had light and joy and honour.
- Basic English Bible

The Jews had light, and joy, and gladness, and honour.
- Darby Bible

The Jews had light, and gladness, and joy, and honor.
- Webster's Bible

The Jews had light, gladness, joy, and honor.
- World English Bible

to the Jews hath been light, and gladness, and joy, and honour,
- Youngs Literal Bible

The Jews had light and gladness, and joy and honour.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Esther 8:16


8:16 Joy - This explains the former metaphor by two words expressing the same thing, to denote the greatness of the joy. Honour - Instead of that contempt under which they had lain.


Discussion for Esther 8

  • Anne
    'The wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just'. Prov. 13:22
  • JMD
    Esther 8:17 shows that you don't have to be a product of your environment your environment can be a product of you!
  • Doyinsola
    Esther was a purposeful and focused woman. She was privileged by divine favor to become a queen during her time and she did not disappoint God even at the expense of her own life. Thus,she was honored having a portion in the Bible we are reading today. We are where we are in order to fulfill God's purpose. Remember, you are already writing a book now.Will it edify like Esther?
  • BSP
    Verse 11~Although the king could not reverse the law he made a law so that the Jews could defend themselves.
  • A disciple
    Ren (cont.); Jude 1:5 "I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not." 2 John 1:8 "Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward." "..the devils also believe, and tremble." Read Matthew 7:21-27
  • A disciple
    Ren; God is not willing for anyone to perish, and He has made every provision for ALL men everywhere to benefit from His Gift of reconciliation and salvation from sin through His Son Jesus Christ. But men have their part as well, to prove whether they are of the truth by hearing Jesus' voice, repenting of sin AND quitting them, and believing; and continuing steadfast unto the end. Read Jude 1:5

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