Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Now when Mordecai saw what was done, pulling off his robe, he put on haircloth, with dust on his head, and went out into the middle of the town, crying out with a loud and bitter cry.
This they did on the thirteenth day of the month Adar; and on the fourteenth day of the same month they took their rest, and made it a day of feasting and joy.
You, O Lord, will be my light; by you, my God, the dark will be made bright for me.
Light is shining on the lovers of righteousness, and for the upright in heart there is joy.
But the way of the upright is like the light of early morning, getting brighter and brighter till the full day.
When things go well for the upright man, all the town is glad; at the death of sinners, there are cries of joy.
You will have a song, as in the night when a holy feast is kept; and you will be glad in heart, as when they go with music of the pipe to the mountain of the Lord, the Rock of Israel.
Even those whom he has made free, will come back again; they will come with songs to Zion; on their heads will be eternal joy; delight and joy will be theirs, and sorrow and sounds of grief will be gone for ever.