Esther 8:16

The Jews had light, and gladness, and joy, and honour.

And the Jews had light,.... Prosperity, as opposed to the darkness of adversity in which they had been, see Isaiah 8:22, or lightsomeness and cheerfulness of spirit, as explained by the two next words:

and gladness and joy; at the good news of their deliverance, so unexpected by them; thus light is explained by gladness, Psalms 97:11

and honour: among men; from their neighbours, who before were held in contempt, as a people doomed to destruction.