Esther 8:16
Context
Xerxes' Decree

7Then the king Ahasuerus said to Esther the queen and to Mordecai the Jew, Behold, I have given Esther the house of Haman, and him they have hanged on the gallows, because he laid his hand on the Jews. 8Write you also for the Jews, as it likes 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. 9Then were the king's scribes called at that time in the third month, that is, the month Sivan, on the three and twentieth day thereof; and it was written according to all that Mordecai commanded to the Jews, and to the lieutenants, and the deputies and rulers of the provinces which are from India to Ethiopia, an hundred twenty and seven provinces, to every province according to the writing thereof, and to every people after their language, and to the Jews according to their writing, and according to their language. 10And he wrote in the king Ahasuerus' name, and sealed it with the king's ring, and sent letters by posts on horseback, and riders on mules, camels, and young dromedaries: 11Wherein the king granted the Jews which were in every city to gather themselves together, and to stand for their life, to destroy, to slay 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 the spoil of them for a prey, 12On one day in all the provinces of king Ahasuerus, namely, on the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, which is the month Adar. 13The copy of the writing for a commandment to be given in every province was published to all people, and that the Jews should be ready against that day to avenge themselves on their enemies. 14So the posts that rode on mules and camels went out, being hastened and pressed on by the king's commandment. And the decree was given at Shushan the palace. 15And Mordecai went out from the presence 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. 16The Jews had light, and gladness, and joy, and honor. 17And in every province, and in every city, wherever the king's commandment and his decree came, 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 on them.
Cross References
Psalm 97:11
Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.


Psalm 112:4
To the upright there rises light in the darkness: he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.


Psalm 118:27
God is the LORD, which has showed us light: bind the sacrifice with cords, even to the horns of the altar.


Treasury of Scripture

The Jews had light, and gladness, and joy, and honor.

Jews.

Esther 4:1-3,16 When Mordecai perceived all that was done, Mordecai rent his clothes, and put on sackcloth with ashes...

Psalm 30:5-11 For his anger endures but a moment; in his favor is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning...

had light. That is, prosperity and hope. The dark cloud which had so long hung over them was dispelled; and again the sunshine of prosperity beamed upon them.

Esther 9:17 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.

Psalm 18:28 For you will light my candle: the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness.

Psalm 97:11 Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.

Proverbs 4:18,19 But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shines more and more to the perfect day...

Proverbs 11:10 When it goes well with the righteous, the city rejoices: and when the wicked perish, there is shouting.

Isaiah 30:29,30 You shall have a song, as in the night when a holy solemnity is kept; and gladness of heart...

Isaiah 35:10 And the ransomed of the LORD shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy on their heads...

Strong's Concordance
The Jews had light, and gladness, and joy, and honour.
Topical Bible
Gladness Happiness Honor Honour Jews Joy
Resources
Esther Chapter 8 Verse 16

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OT History: Esther 8:16 The Jews had light gladness joy (Est Esth. Es)
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