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Weekly Bible Commentary by Wes Woodard – Esther 9 – “The Jews In Medo-Persia Defend Themselves”


“The day when the enemies of the Jews hope to gain the mastery over them, it was turned to the contrary so that the Jews gained mastery over those who hated them.” (N.A.S.V.)

In the capital city of Susa the Jews killed 500 men, but they did not take any spoils from their enemies. Haman’s ten sons were hanged. In the kingdom that had 127 provinces the Jews killed 75,000 of their enemies. God gave them strength to defend themselves. This is still true today. Each young adult that is a citizen of Israel has to do compulsory military training and active duty, both men and women. This is a very wise policy since there is a continual threat to their existence.

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