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- Esther 2:1
[ Esther Made Queen ] Later when King Xerxes’ fury had subsided, he remembered Vashti and what she had done and what he had decreed about her.
- Esther 2:7
Mordecai had a cousin named Hadassah, whom he had brought up because she had neither father nor mother. This young woman, who was also known as Esther, had a lovely figure and was beautiful. Mordecai had taken her as his own daughter when her father and mother died.
- Esther 2:8
When the king’s order and edict had been proclaimed, many young women were brought to the citadel of Susa and put under the care of Hegai. Esther also was taken to the king’s palace and entrusted to Hegai, who had charge of the harem.
- Esther 2:10
Esther had not revealed her nationality and family background, because Mordecai had forbidden her to do so.
- Esther 2:11
Every day he walked back and forth near the courtyard of the harem to find out how Esther was and what was happening to her.
- Esther 2:15
When the turn came for Esther (the young woman Mordecai had adopted, the daughter of his uncle Abihail) to go to the king, she asked for nothing other than what Hegai, the king’s eunuch who was in charge of the harem, suggested. And Esther won the favor of everyone who saw her.
- Esther 2:17
Now the king was attracted to Esther more than to any of the other women, and she won his favor and approval more than any of the other virgins. So he set a royal crown on her head and made her queen instead of Vashti.
- Esther 2:18
And the king gave a great banquet, Esther’s banquet, for all his nobles and officials. He proclaimed a holiday throughout the provinces and distributed gifts with royal liberality.
- Esther 2:20
But Esther had kept secret her family background and nationality just as Mordecai had told her to do, for she continued to follow Mordecai’s instructions as she had done when he was bringing her up.
- Esther 2:22
But Mordecai found out about the plot and told Queen Esther, who in turn reported it to the king, giving credit to Mordecai.
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[ Queen Vashti Deposed
] This is what happened during the time of Xerxes, the Xerxes who ruled over 127 provinces stretching from India to Cush: At that time King Xerxes reigned from his royal throne in the citadel of Susa, and in the third year of his reign he gave a banquet for all his nobles and officials. The military leaders of Persia and Media, the princes, and the nobles of the provinces were present. ...
- ABIHAIL » Father of Esther (Esther 2:15)
- ADOPTION » OF CHILDREN. INSTANCES OF » Of Esther (Esther 2:7)
- AHASUERUS » King of Persia, history of » See BOOK OF ESTHER (Esther 1)
- BEAUTY » INSTANCES OF » Esther (Esther 2:7)
- COURAGE » INSTANCES OF PERSONAL BRAVERY » Esther, in going to the king to save her people (Esther 4:8,16;;;)
- DECISION » INSTANCES OF » ESTHER (Esther 4:16)
- FORTUNE, CHANGES OF » See ESTHER
- HADASSAH » The Jewish name of Esther (Esther 2:7)
- HADASSAH » See ESTHER
- INDECISION » INSTANCES OF » Esther (Esther 5:8)
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