1:11 who delight to fear your name. The fear of the Lord is the proper response to God’s self-revelation. To fear God is to know Him (Prov. 9:10), to trust Him (Ps. 34:11, 22), to obey Him (Prov. 8:13), and to show Him reverence.
this man. Artaxerxes I.
cupbearer. A member of the royal court, whose responsibility was to choose wine (2:1) and safeguard it from poison. The steward’s access to the king secured prestige and influence at court.