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Esther 9:26

    Esther 9:26 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Wherefore 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 unto them,

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Why 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,

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Wherefore they called these days Purim, after the name of Pur. Therefore because of all the words of this letter, and of that which they had seen concerning this matter, and that which had come unto them,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    So these days were named Purim, after the name of Pur. And so, because of the words of this letter, and of what they had seen in connection with this business, and what had come to them,

    Webster's Revision

    Wherefore they called these days Purim, after the name of Pur. Therefore because of all the words of this letter, and of that which they had seen concerning this matter, and that which had come unto them,

    World English Bible

    Therefore they called these days "Purim," from the word "Pur." Therefore because of all the words of this letter, and of that which they had seen concerning this matter, and that which had come to them,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Wherefore they called these days Purim, after the name of Pur. Therefore because of all the words of this letter, and of that which they had seen concerning this matter, and that which had come unto them,

    Definitions for Esther 9:26

    Wherefore - Why?; for what reason?; for what cause?

    Clarke's Commentary on Esther 9:26

    They called these days Purim - That is from pari, the lot; because, as we have seen, Haman cast lots to find what month, and what day of the month, would be the most favorable for the accomplishment of his bloody designs against the Jews. See on Esther 3:7 (note).

    And of that which they had seen - The first letter to which this second refers, must be that sent by Mordecai himself. See Esther 9:20.

    Wesley's Notes on Esther 9:26

    9:26 Pur - This Persian word signifies a lot, because Haman had by lot determined this time to be the time of the Jews destruction.