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Mordecai Refuses to Bow to Haman1 After these things did king Ahasuerus promote Haman the son of Hammedatha the Agagite, and advanced him, and set his seat above all the princes that were with him.2 And all the king’s servants, that were in the king’s gate, bowed, and reverenced Haman:...

Mordecai’s Greatness1 And the king Ahasuerus laid a tribute upon the land, and upon the isles of the sea.2 And all the acts of his power and of his might, and the declaration of the greatness of Mordecai, whereunto the king advanced him, are they not written in the book...

The Jews Defend Themselves and Slay Their Enemies1 Now in the twelfth month, that is, the month Adar, on the thirteenth day of the same, when the king’s commandment and his decree drew near to be put in execution, in the day that the enemies of the Jews hoped to...

Mordecai Is Promoted1 On that day did the king Ahasuerus give the house of Haman the Jews’ enemy unto Esther the queen. And Mordecai came before the king; for Esther had told what he was unto her.2 And the king took off his ring, which he had taken from Haman,...

Esther Pleads for Her Own Life and the Lives of Her People1 So the king and Haman came to banquet with Esther the queen.2 And the king said again unto Esther on the second day at the banquet of wine, What is thy petition, queen Esther? and it shall be...

Ahasuerus Reads of Mordecai’s Good Service1 On that night could not the king sleep, and he commanded to bring the book of records of the chronicles; and they were read before the king.2 And it was found written, that Mordecai had told of Bigthana and Teresh, two of the king’s...

Esther Risks the King’s Disfavor to Bring Her Request to Him1 Now it came to pass on the third day, that Esther put on her royal apparel, and stood in the inner court of the king’s house, over against the king’s house: and the king sat upon his royal throne...

The Great Mourning of Mordecai and the Jews1 When Mordecai perceived all that was done, Mordecai rent his clothes, and put on sackcloth with ashes, and went out into the midst of the city, and cried with a loud and a bitter cry;2 And came even before the king’s gate:...

Esther Becomes Queen1 After these things, when the wrath of king Ahasuerus was appeased, he remembered Vashti, and what she had done, and what was decreed against her.2 Then said the king’s servants that ministered unto him, Let there be fair young virgins sought for the king:3 And let the...

Ahasuerus Makes a Royal Feast1 Now it came to pass in the days of Ahas­uerus, (this is Ahasuerus which reigned, from India even unto Ethiopia, over an hundred and seven and twenty provinces:)2 That in those days, when the king Ahasuerus sat on the throne of his kingdom, which was...