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Esther 1 [Full Chapter]
[ King Ahasuerus Deposes Queen Vashti ] This happened in the days of Ahasuerus, the same Ahasuerus who ruled over one hundred twenty-seven provinces from India to Ethiopia. In those days when King Ahasuerus sat on his royal throne in the citadel of Susa, in the third year of his reign, he gave a banquet for all his officials and ministers. The army of Persia and Media and the nobles and governors of the provinces were present, ...

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Mordecai had brought up Hadassah, that is Esther, his cousin, for she had neither father nor mother; the girl was fair and beautiful, and when her father and her mother died, Mordecai adopted her as his own daughter.
So when the king’s order and his edict were proclaimed, and when many young women were gathered in the citadel of Susa in custody of Hegai, Esther also was taken into the king’s palace and put in custody of Hegai, who had charge of the women.
When the turn came for Esther daughter of Abihail the uncle of Mordecai, who had adopted her as his own daughter, to go in to the king, she asked for nothing except what Hegai the king’s eunuch, who had charge of the women, advised. Now Esther was admired by all who saw her.
[ Esther Agrees to Help the Jews ] When Mordecai learned all that had been done, Mordecai tore his clothes and put on sackcloth and ashes, and went through the city, wailing with a loud and bitter cry;
When Esther’s maids and her eunuchs came and told her, the queen was deeply distressed; she sent garments to clothe Mordecai, so that he might take off his sackcloth; but he would not accept them.
Mordecai also gave him a copy of the written decree issued in Susa for their destruction, that he might show it to Esther, explain it to her, and charge her to go to the king to make supplication to him and entreat him for her people.
[ Esther’s Banquet ] On the third day Esther put on her royal robes and stood in the inner court of the king’s palace, opposite the king’s hall. The king was sitting on his royal throne inside the palace opposite the entrance to the palace.
As soon as the king saw Queen Esther standing in the court, she won his favor and he held out to her the golden scepter that was in his hand. Then Esther approached and touched the top of the scepter.
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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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