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;)”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Now in the twelfth month (that is the moneth Adar) on the thirteenth day of the same, when the Kings commaundement and his decree drew neere to bee put in execution, in the day that the enemies of the Iewes hoped to haue power ouer them: (though it was turned to the contrary, that the Iewes had rule ouer them that hated them.)
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now in the twelfth month (that is, the month Adar), on the thirteenth day when the king's command and edict were about to be executed, on the day when the enemies of the Jews hoped to gain the mastery over them, it was turned to the contrary so that the Jews themselves gained the mastery over those who hated them.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now in the twelfth month, which 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, on the day that the enemies of the Jews hoped to have rule over them, (whereas it was turned to the contrary, that the Jews had rule over them that hated them,)
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now on the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, which is the month Adar, when the time came for the king's order to be put into effect, on the very day when the haters of the Jews had been hoping to have rule over them; though the opposite had come about, and the Jews had rule over their haters;
- Basic English Bible

And in the twelfth month, that is, the month Adar, on the thirteenth day thereof, 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 (but it was turned to the contrary, that the Jews had power over them that hated them),
- Darby Bible

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;)
- Webster's Bible

Now in the twelfth month, which is the month Adar, on the thirteenth day of the month, when the king's commandment and his decree drew near to be put in execution, on the day that the enemies of the Jews hoped to conquer them, (but it was turned out the opposite happened, that the Jews conquered those who hated them),
- World English Bible

And in the twelfth month -- it [is] the month of Adar -- on the thirteenth day of it, in which the word of the king, even his law, hath come to be done, in the day that the enemies of the Jews had hoped to rule over them, and it is turned that the Jews rule over those hating them --
- Youngs Literal Bible

Now in the twelfth month, which 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 rule over them; whereas it was turned to the contrary, that the Jews had rule over them that hated them;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Esther 9

  • PaulaCollins
    I loved reading the whole book of Esther.just goes with the saying.God will vendicate the wrong doer in his timing.
  • Linda Spencer
    We are to pray for our enemies, that they will turn their hearts and minds to God.
  • Caridad excellent
    never aske for anything bad to happen to no body just because you don 't like the person... for that can go back to you.
  • Ann johnson
    What can we say to these things? "If God be for us, who can be against us "!!!!!!
  • Raven Williams
    Esther is a great book about a great queen.
  • Uloma
    Queen Esther obtained favor from God because she was dedicated and obedient to God. Queen Esther obeyed God's laws and commands like being submissive,respectful, loving, and obedient to her husband the King according to the word of God unlike Queen Vashti that was why the King was always ready to make Esther happy by doing whatsoever she desired. Because of the Jews devotion to God there was love, oneness, peace among Esther, Modecai and their pple the jews that was why God was with them and gave them victory over their enemies. Lesson to learn we should be devoted to God, and always do what glorifies God and what is right before God then God will in return surround us with favor, give us victory, lift us up higher and higher like Esther and Modecai.

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