Esther 9:23
Context
The Feast of Purim Instituted

18But 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. 19Therefore the Jews of the villages, that dwelled 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. 20And Mordecai wrote these things, and sent letters to all the Jews that were in all the provinces of the king Ahasuerus, both near and far, 21To establish this among them, that they should keep the fourteenth day of the month Adar, and the fifteenth day of the same, yearly, 22As the days wherein the Jews rested from their enemies, and the month which was turned to 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. 23And the Jews undertook to do as they had begun, and as Mordecai had written to them; 24Because 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; 25But when Esther came before the king, he commanded by letters that his wicked device, which he devised against the Jews, should return on his own head, and that he and his sons should be hanged on the gallows. 26Why 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 to them, 27The Jews ordained, and took on them, and on their seed, and on all such as joined themselves to 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; 28And 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. 29Then Esther the queen, the daughter of Abihail, and Mordecai the Jew, wrote with all authority, to confirm this second letter of Purim. 30And he sent the letters to all the Jews, to the hundred twenty and seven provinces of the kingdom of Ahasuerus, with words of peace and truth, 31To 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. 32And the decree of Esther confirmed these matters of Purim; and it was written in the book.
Cross References
Esther 9:22
As the days wherein the Jews rested from their enemies, and the month which was turned to 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.


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;


Treasury of Scripture

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

the days.

Esther 3:12,13 Then were the king's scribes called on the thirteenth day of the first month...

Exodus 13:3-8 And Moses said to the people, Remember this day, in which you came out from Egypt, out of the house of bondage...

Psalm 103:2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:

Isaiah 12:1,2 And in that day you shall say, O LORD, I will praise you: though you were angry with me, your anger is turned away...

Isaiah 14:3 And it shall come to pass in the day that the LORD shall give you rest from your sorrow, and from your fear...

from sorrow.

Psalm 30:11 You have turned for me my mourning into dancing: you have put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness;

Matthew 5:4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

John 16:20-22 Truly, truly, I say to you, That you shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice: and you shall be sorrowful...

sending portions.

Esther 9:19 Therefore the Jews of the villages, that dwelled in the unwalled towns...

Nehemiah 8:10-12 Then he said to them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions to them for whom nothing is prepared...

Luke 11:41 But rather give alms of such things as you have; and, behold, all things are clean to you.

Acts 2:44-46 And all that believed were together, and had all things common...

Galatians 2:10 Only they would that we should remember the poor; the same which I also was forward to do.

Strong's Concordance
And the Jews undertook to do as they had begun, and as Mordecai had written unto them;
Topical Bible
Accepted Agreed Begun Celebration Continue Custom Jews Mordecai Mor'decai Orders Received Started Thus Undertook Writing Written
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Esther Chapter 9 Verse 23

Alphabetical: agreed and begun celebration continue do doing had Jews Mordecai So started the them they Thus to undertook what written

OT History: Esther 9:23 The Jews accepted the custom that they (Est Esth. Es)
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