1 That same day King Ahasuerus gave Queen Esther the house of Haman, the persecutor of the Jews. Mordecai was presented to the king, Esther having revealed their mutual relationship.
Esth 2:7 Esth 2:15 Job 27:16-17 Ps 39:6 Prov 13:22 Esth 7:6 Luke 12:20
2 The king, who had recovered his signet ring from Haman, took it off and gave it to Mordecai, while Esther gave Mordecai charge of Haman's house.
Esth 3:10 Dan 2:48 Gen 41:42 Luke 15:22 Ps 37:34 2Sam 9:7-10 Eccl 2:18-26
3 Esther again went to speak to the king. She fell at his feet, weeping and imploring his favour, to frustrate the malice that Haman the Agagite had been plotting against the Jews.
1Sam 25:24 2Kgs 4:27 Esth 3:8-15 Esth 7:4 Heb 5:7 Hos 12:4 Isa 38:2
4 The king held out the golden sceptre to her, whereupon Esther stood up and faced him.
Esth 4:11 Esth 5:2
5 'If such is the king's good pleasure,' she said, 'and if I have found favour before him, if my petition seems proper to him and if I myself am pleasing to his eyes, may he be pleased to issue a written revocation of the letters which Haman son of Hammedatha, the Agagite, has had written, ordering the destruction of the Jews throughout the royal provinces.
Esth 7:3 Esth 3:12-13 Esth 5:8 1Sam 20:29 Esth 2:4 Esth 2:17 Exod 33:13
6 For how can I look on, while my people suffer what is proposed for them? How can I bear to witness the extermination of my relatives?'
Esth 7:4 Rom 9:2-3 Rom 10:1 Esth 9:1 Gen 44:34 Jer 4:19 Jer 9:1
7 King Ahasuerus said to Queen Esther and to Mordecai the Jew, 'I for my part have given Esther Haman's house, and have had him hanged on the gallows for planning to destroy the Jews.
Esth 7:10-1 Gal 3:13 Prov 13:22
8 You, for your part, write what you please as regards the Jews, in the king's name, and seal it with the king's signet; for any edict written in the king's name and sealed with his signet is irrevocable.'
Esth 1:19 Esth 3:12 Dan 6:8 2Tim 2:19 1Kgs 21:8 Dan 6:12-15 Esth 8:5
9 The royal scribes were summoned at once -- it was the third month, the month of Sivan, on the twenty-third day -- and at Mordecai's dictation an order was written to the Jews, the satraps, governors and principal officials of the provinces stretching from India to Ethiopia, a hundred and twenty-seven provinces, to each provinces in its own script, and to each people in its own language, and to the Jews in their own script and language.
Esth 1:22 Esth 1:1 1Cor 14:9-11 2Kgs 18:26 Dan 4:1 Dan 6:1 Esth 3:12-13
10 These letters, written in the name of King Ahasuerus and sealed with the king's signet, were carried by couriers mounted on horses from the king's own stud-farms.
1Kgs 4:28 1Kgs 21:8 2Chr 30:6 Dan 4:1 Eccl 8:4 Esth 3:12-13 Isa 60:6
11 In them the king granted the Jews, in whatever city they lived, the right to assemble in self-defence, with permission to destroy, slaughter and annihilate any armed force of any people or province that might attack them, together with their women and children, and to plunder their possessions,
Esth 3:13 Esth 9:2-16 Ezek 39:10 Ps 37:14-15 Isa 10:6 Ps 68:3 Ps 137:8
12 with effect from the same day throughout the provinces of King Ahasuerus -- the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, which is Adar.
Esth 9:1 Esth 3:13-15 Exod 15:9-10 Judg 1:6-7
13 Copies of this edict, to be promulgated as law in each province, were published to the various peoples, so that the Jews could be ready on the day stated to avenge themselves on their enemies.
Esth 3:14 Judg 16:28 Luke 18:7 Ps 37:14-15 Ps 68:23 Ps 92:10-11 Ps 149:6-9
14 The couriers, mounted on the king's horses, set out in great haste and urgency at the king's command. The edict was also published in the citadel of Susa.
Esth 3:15 1Sam 21:8 Dan 8:2 Eccl 9:10 Esth 1:2 Esth 2:3 Neh 1:1
15 Mordecai left the royal presence in a princely gown of violet and white, with a great golden crown and a cloak of fine linen and purple. The city of Susa shouted for joy.
Esth 3:15 Gen 41:42 Luke 16:19 Esth 1:6 Esth 6:8 Prov 29:2 Esth 5:1
16 For the Jews there was light and gladness, joy and honour.
Ps 97:11 Esth 4:1-3 Ps 30:5-11 Prov 11:10 Esth 4:16 Esth 9:17 Isa 30:29-30
17 In every province and in every city, wherever the king's command and decree arrived, there was joy and gladness among the Jews, with feasting and holiday-making. Of the country's population many became Jews, since now the Jews were feared.
Esth 9:19 1Sam 25:8 Deut 11:25 Deut 2:25 Esth 9:2 Esth 9:22 Esth 9:27