Chapter Summaries of Esther

Esther 1 8 Oct 2011 4 comments

1 King Ahasuerus gave a feast for all his officials. Queen Vashti refused to come to him, so the wise men advised him to replace her.

Esther 2 9 Oct 2011 3 comments

2 Mordecai raised Esther. She was taken into the king's harem and was chosen as queen. Mordecai told Esther of a plot against the king.

Esther 3 10 Oct 2011 1 comment

3 Ahasuerus promoted Haman, but Mordecai would not bow to him. Haman asked to destroy the Jews. The king gave his seal for the decree.

Esther 4 11 Oct 2011 1 comment

4 Mordecai asked Esther to plead with the king. Esther said, "Hold a fast. I will go to the king against the law, and if I die, I die."

Esther 5 12 Oct 2011 1 comment

5 Esther won favour with the king. She said, "Let the king and Haman come to a feast tomorrow." Haman built a gallows to hang Mordecai.

Esther 6 13 Oct 2011 1 comment

6 That night the king read about the plot against him. Haman came to ask about hanging Mordecai. The king told Haman to honour Mordecai.

Esther 7 14 Oct 2011 6 comments

7 At the feast, the king asked Esther, "What is your request?" She said, "My people have been sold by Haman." The king had Haman hanged.

Esther 8 15 Oct 2011 1 comment

8 The king gave his ring to Mordecai. Mordecai sent letters to the provinces allowing the Jews to defend themselves. The Jews rejoiced.

Esther 9 16 Oct 2011 1 comment

9 On the day of the king's decree, the Jews destroyed their enemies. Mordecai wrote to all the Jews and established the Feast of Purim.

Esther 10 17 Oct 2011 4 comments

10 Mordecai the Jew was second only to King Ahasuerus.

Chris Juby

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