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Esther 1

The King Dethrones Queen Vashti

Now it came to pass in the days of Ahasuerus (this was the Ahasuerus who reigned over one hundred and twenty-seven provinces, from India to Ethiopia), in those days when King Ahasuerus sat on the throne of his kingdom, which was in Shushan the citadel, that in the third year of his reign he made a feast for all his officials and servants—the powers of Persia and Media, the nobles, and the princes of the provinces being before him— ...

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  1. Esther Becomes Queen

    After these things, when the wrath of King Ahasuerus subsided, he remembered Vashti, what she had done, and what had been decreed against her.
  2. And Mordecai had brought up Hadassah, that is, Esther, his uncle’s daughter, for she had neither father nor mother. The young woman was lovely and beautiful. When her father and mother died, Mordecai took her as his own daughter.
  3. So it was, when the king’s command and decree were heard, and when many young women were gathered at Shushan the citadel, under the custody of Hegai, that Esther also was taken to the king’s palace, into the care of Hegai the custodian of the women.
  4. Esther had not revealed her people or family, for Mordecai had charged her not to reveal it.
  5. And every day Mordecai paced in front of the court of the women’s quarters, to learn of Esther’s welfare and what was happening to her.
  6. Now when the turn came for Esther the daughter of Abihail the uncle of Mordecai, who had taken her as his daughter, to go in to the king, she requested nothing but what Hegai the king’s eunuch, the custodian of the women, advised. And Esther obtained favor in the sight of all who saw her.
  7. So Esther was taken to King Ahasuerus, into his royal palace, in the tenth month, which is the month of Tebeth, in the seventh year of his reign.
  8. The king loved Esther more than all the other women, and she obtained grace and favor in his sight more than all the virgins; so he set the royal crown upon her head and made her queen instead of Vashti.
  9. Then the king made a great feast, the Feast of Esther, for all his officials and servants; and he proclaimed a holiday in the provinces and gave gifts according to the generosity of a king.
  10. Now Esther had not revealed her family and her people, just as Mordecai had charged her, for Esther obeyed the command of Mordecai as when she was brought up by him.
  11. So the matter became known to Mordecai, who told Queen Esther, and Esther informed the king in Mordecai’s name.
  12. Esther Agrees to Help the Jews

    When Mordecai learned all that had happened, he tore his clothes and put on sackcloth and ashes, and went out into the midst of the city. He cried out with a loud and bitter cry.
  13. So Esther’s maids and eunuchs came and told her, and the queen was deeply distressed. Then she sent garments to clothe Mordecai and take his sackcloth away from him, but he would not accept them.
  14. Then Esther called Hathach, one of the king’s eunuchs whom he had appointed to attend her, and she gave him a command concerning Mordecai, to learn what and why this was.
  15. He also gave him a copy of the written decree for their destruction, which was given at Shushan, that he might show it to Esther and explain it to her, and that he might command her to go in to the king to make supplication to him and plead before him for her people.
  16. So Hathach returned and told Esther the words of Mordecai.
  17. Then Esther spoke to Hathach, and gave him a command for Mordecai:
  18. So they told Mordecai Esther’s words.
  19. And Mordecai told them to answer Esther: “Do not think in your heart that you will escape in the king’s palace any more than all the other Jews.
  20. Then Esther told them to reply to Mordecai:
  21. So Mordecai went his way and did according to all that Esther commanded him.
  22. Esther’s Banquet

    Now it happened on the third day that Esther put on her royal robes and stood in the inner court of the king’s palace, across from the king’s house, while the king sat on his royal throne in the royal house, facing the entrance of the house.
  23. So it was, when the king saw Queen Esther standing in the court, that she found favor in his sight, and the king held out to Esther the golden scepter that was in his hand. Then Esther went near and touched the top of the scepter.
  24. And the king said to her, “What do you wish, Queen Esther? What is your request? It shall be given to you—up to half the kingdom!”
  25. So Esther answered, “If it pleases the king, let the king and Haman come today to the banquet that I have prepared for him.”
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24 topical index results for “Esther”

FORTUNE, CHANGES OF : See ESTHER
TACT : Mordecai, in concealing Esther's nationality (Esther 2:10)
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;;;)
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)