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Esther 1 [Full Chapter]
[ Queen Vashti Disobeys King Xerxes ] King Xerxes of Persia lived in his capital city of Susa and ruled one hundred twenty-seven provinces from India to Ethiopia. During the third year of his rule, Xerxes gave a big dinner for all his officials and officers. The governors and leaders of the provinces were also invited, and even the commanders of the Persian and Median armies came. ...

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and from the first day, Esther was his favorite. He began her beauty treatments at once. He also gave her plenty of food and seven special maids from the king’s palace, and they had the best rooms.
Xerxes had been king for seven years when Esther’s turn came to go to him during Tebeth, the tenth month of the year. Everyone liked Esther. The king’s personal servant Hegai was in charge of the women, and Esther trusted Hegai and asked him what she ought to take with her.
[ Mordecai Asks for Esther’s Help ] When Mordecai heard about the letter, he tore his clothes in sorrow and put on sackcloth. Then he covered his head with ashes and went through the city, crying and weeping.
When Esther’s servant girls and her other servants told her what Mordecai was doing, she became very upset and sent Mordecai some clothes to wear in place of the sackcloth. But he refused to take them.
Mordecai gave Hathach a copy of the orders for the murder of the Jews and told him that these had been read in Susa. He said, “Show this to Esther and explain what it means. Ask her to go to the king and beg him to have pity on her people, the Jews!”
[ Esther Invites the King and Haman to a Dinner ] Three days later, Esther dressed in her royal robes and went to the inner court of the palace in front of the throne. The king was sitting there, facing the open doorway.

24 topical index results for “Esther”

ADOPTION » OF CHILDREN. INSTANCES OF » Of Esther (Esther 2:7)
AHASUERUS » King of Persia, history of » See BOOK OF ESTHER (Esther 1)
COURAGE » INSTANCES OF PERSONAL BRAVERY » Esther, in going to the king to save her people (Esther 4:8,16;;;)
FORTUNE, CHANGES OF » See ESTHER
HADASSAH » The Jewish name of Esther (Esther 2:7)
ISRAEL, PROPHECIES CONCERNING » CAPTIVITY OF » Are saved by Esther (Esther 4;;;;;)
KINDNESS » INSTANCES OF » Mordecai to Esther (Esther 2:7)
LOVE » INSTANCES OF » Mordecai for Esther (Esther 2:7)
PROCRASTINATION » INSTANCES OF » Esther (Esther 5:8)
SELF-DENIAL » INSTANCES OF » Esther, in risking her life for the deliverance of her people (Esther 4:16)
SEVEN » MISCELLANY OF SEVENS » Seven maidens given to Esther (Esther 2:9)
TACT » Mordecai, in concealing Esther's nationality (Esther 2:10)
TACT » Esther, in placating the king (Esther 5:7)
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