We left the plotter hanging, and are now to see what becomes of his plot. I. His plot was to raise an estate for himself; and all his estate, being confiscated for treason, is given to Esther and Mordecai, Est. 8:1, 2. II. His plot was to ruin the Jews; and as to that, 1. Esther earnestly intercedes for the reversing of the edict against them, Est. 8:3-6. 2. It is in effect done by another edict, here published, empowering the Jews to stand up in their own defence against their enemies, Est. 8:7-14. III. This occasions great joy to the Jews and all their friends, Est. 8:15-17.