Esther - Chapter 10
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3 And Mordecai the Jew was next in rank to King Ahasuerus. He was a man held in respect among the Jews, esteemed by thousands of his brothers, a man who sought the good of his people and cared for the welfare of his entire race.
(a) And Mordecai said, 'All this is God's doing.
(b) I remember the dream I had about these matters, nothing of which has failed to come true:
(c) the little spring that became a river, the light that shone, the sun, the flood of water. Esther is the river -- she whom the king married and made queen.
(d) The two dragons are Haman and myself.
(e) The nations are those that banded together to blot out the name of Jew.
(f)The single nation, mine, is Israel, those who cried out to God and were saved. Yes, the Lord has saved his people, the Lord has delivered us from all these evils, God has worked such signs and great wonders as haven ever occurred among the nations.
(g) 'Two destinies he appointed, one for his own people, one for the nations at large.
(h) And these two destinies were worked out at the hour and time and day laid down by God, involving all the nations.
(i) In this way God has remembered his people and vindicated his heritage;
(k) and for them these days, the fourteenth and fifteenth of the month of Adar, are to be days of assembly, of joy and of gladness before God, through all generations and for ever among his people
Note to the Greek translation of the book
(l) In the fourth year of the reign of Ptolemy and Cleopatra, Dositheus, who affirmed that he was a priest and Levite, and Ptolemy his son brought the foregoing letter concerning Purim. They vouched for its authenticity, the translation having been made by Lysimachus son of Ptolemy, a member of the Jerusalem community.
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