Esther 2:17-19 New Life Version (NLV)
17 And the king loved Esther more than all the women. She found favor and kindness with him more than all the young women, so that he set the queen’s crown on her head and made her queen instead of Vashti. 18 Then the king gave a great supper for all his princes and leaders. It was a special supper for Esther. He also made a special day for the nation, and gave many gifts.
Mordecai Saves the King’s Life
19 When the young women were gathered together the second time, Mordecai was sitting at the king’s gate.