Esther (Ester) Chapter 9

Ester 9:1 On the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, the month of Adar, the edict commanded by the king was to be carried out. On this day the enemies of the Jews had hoped to overpower them, but now the tables were turned and the Jewish people got the upper hand over those who hated them.

Just as the enemies of the Jewish people came against them and hoped to over power them, during the time of Jacobs’s trouble, the tribulation, the world will come against the Jewish people and the enemies of Israel will be defeated.

Revelation 16:12-16 Then the sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up, so that the way of the kings from the east might be prepared. And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs coming out of the mouth of the dragon, out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. For they are spirits of demons, performing signs, which go out to the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of G-d Almighty. Behold, I am coming as a thief. Blessed is he who watches, and keeps his garments, lest he walk naked and they see his shame." And they gathered them together to the place called in Hebrew, Armageddon.

Ester 9:2-4 The Jews assembled in their cities in all the provinces of King Ahasuerus to attack those seeking their destruction. No one could stand against them, because the people of all the other nationalities were afraid of them. And all the nobles of the provinces, the satraps, the governors and the king's administrators helped the Jews, because fear of Mordecai had seized them. Mordecai was prominent in the palace; his reputation spread throughout the provinces, and he became more and more powerful.

The gentiles realized that the queen and the king’s new right hand man were Jewish. This was not a good time to be anti-Semitic.

Ester 9:5-6 The Jews struck down all their enemies with the sword, killing and destroying them, and they did what they pleased to those who hated them. In the citadel of Shushan, the Jewish people killed and destroyed five hundred men.

500 men in the capital alone.

The ninth letter- Tet- serpent; objective good; that which appears evil but is for our improvement.

Ester 9:7-10 They also killed Parshandatha, Dalphon, Aspatha, Poratha, Adalia, Aridatha, Parmashta, Arisai, Aridai and Vaizatha, the ten sons of Haman son of Hammedatha, the enemy of the Jews. But they did not lay their hands on the plunder.

Even though the king had given the Jewish people permission to plunder their enemies, they did not.

Ester 8:11 By these letters the king permitted the Jews who were in every city to gather together and protect their lives--to destroy, kill, and annihilate all the forces of any people or province that would assault them, both little children and women, and to plunder their possessions,

They were only interested in defending themselves and not in any financial gain.

Ester 9:11-12 The number of those slain in the citadel of Shushan was reported to the king that same day. The king said to Queen Ester, "The Jews have killed and destroyed five hundred men and the ten sons of Haman in the citadel of Shushan. What have they done in the rest of the king's provinces? Now what is your petition? It will be given you. What is your request? It will also be granted."

G-d used this pagan king to allow a second day of killing to eliminate all of the enemies of the Jewish people.

Ester 9:13-15 "If it pleases the king," Ester answered, "give the Jews in Shushan permission to carry out this day's edict tomorrow also, and let Haman's ten sons be hanged on gallows." So the king commanded that this be done. An edict was issued in Shushan , and they hanged the ten sons of Haman. The Jews in Shushan came together on the fourteenth day of the month of Adar, and they put to death in Shushan three hundred men, but they did not lay their hands on the plunder.

Hanged - remember this means “impaled” Their bodies were put on display for all to see.

Genesis 12:3 And I will bless them that bless you, and curse him that curses you: and in you will all families of the earth be blessed.

There was a total of 810 killed in Shushan.

Ester 9:16-17 Meanwhile, the remainder of the Jews who were in the king's provinces also assembled to protect themselves and get relief from their enemies. They killed seventy-five thousand of them but did not lay their hands on the plunder. This happened on the thirteenth day of the month of Adar, and on the fourteenth they rested and made it a day of feasting and joy.

Only one day of killing occurred outside of Shushan. The death toll was 75,000 through out the rest of the Persian Empire.