Most Popular Bible Verses in Esther
For if you remain silent at this time, relief and
in the third year of his reign
Now it took place in the days of
On the seventh day, when the heart of the king was
There were hangings of fine white and violet linen held by cords of fine purple linen on silver rings and marble columns, and
Now it was when they had spoken daily to him and he would not listen to them, that they told Haman to see whether Mordecai’s reason would stand; for he had told them that he was a Jew.
When these days were completed, the king gave a banquet lasting seven days for all the people who were present at the citadel in Susa, from the greatest to the least, in the court of
Drinks were served in golden vessels of various kinds, and the royal wine was plentiful
Then Esther summoned Hathach from the king’s eunuchs, whom
Queen Vashti also gave a banquet for the women in the
But Queen Vashti refused to come at the king’s command delivered by the eunuchs. Then the king became very angry and his wrath burned within him.
to bring Queen Vashti before the king with her royal
Then the king said to
Let the king appoint overseers in
and were close to him: Carshena, Shethar, Admatha, Tarshish, Meres, Marsena and Memucan, the seven princes of Persia and Media
For the queen’s conduct will
So he sent letters to all the king’s provinces,
The drinking was done according to the law, there was no compulsion, for so the king had given orders to each official of his household that he should do according to the desires of each person.
This day the ladies of Persia and Media who have heard of the queen’s conduct will speak in the same way to all the king’s princes, and there will be plenty of contempt and anger.
This word pleased the king and the princes, and the king did
In the presence of the king and the princes, Memucan said, “Queen Vashti has wronged not only the king but also all the princes and all the peoples who are in all the provinces of King Ahasuerus.
“According to law, what is to be done with Queen Vashti, because she did not
When the king’s edict which he will make is heard throughout all his kingdom,
If it pleases the king, let a royal
When Haman saw that
Now when the king returned from the palace garden into the
Mordecai told him all that had happened to him, and
He wrote in the name of King Ahasuerus, and sealed it with the king’s signet ring, and sent letters by couriers on
So Hathach went out to Mordecai to the city square in front of the king’s gate.
Then Harbonah, one of the eunuchs who were before the king said, “Behold indeed,
So Esther replied, “My petition and my request is:
On that day the number of those who were killed at the citadel in Susa
Then Haman said to the king, “For the man whom the king desires to honor,
The king said to Queen Esther, “The Jews have killed and destroyed five hundred men and the ten sons of Haman at the citadel in Susa. What then have they done in the rest of the king’s provinces!
Then let the young lady who pleases the king be queen in place of Vashti.” And the matter pleased the king, and he did accordingly.
The couriers went out impelled by the king’s command while the decree was
In the first month, which is the month Nisan, in the twelfth year of King Ahasuerus,
Then Haman said to King Ahasuerus, “There is a certain people scattered and dispersed among the peoples in all the provinces of your kingdom;
Haman controlled himself, however, went to his house and
Now there was at the citadel in Susa a Jew whose name was
let them bring a royal robe which the king has worn, and
After these events King Ahasuerus
He also gave him
Then Mordecai recorded these events, and he sent letters to all the Jews who were in all the provinces of King Ahasuerus, both near and far,
The Jews who were in Susa assembled also on the fourteenth day of the month Adar and killed
This was done on
Hathach came back and related Mordecai’s words to Esther.
If it is pleasing to the king, let it be
Therefore the Jews of the rural areas, who live in
He was bringing up Hadassah, that is
Then the king said to Haman, “Take quickly the robes and the horse as you have said, and do so for Mordecai the Jew, who is sitting at the king’s gate; do not fall short in anything of all that you have said.”
When Mordecai learned
Then Mordecai went out from the presence of the king
obliging them to celebrate the fourteenth day of the month Adar, and the fifteenth day
Then Esther spoke to Hathach and ordered him to reply to Mordecai:
After these things
So it came about when the command and decree of the king were heard and
Now when the turn of each young lady came to go in to King Ahasuerus, after the end of her twelve months under the regulations for the women—for the days of their beautification were completed as follows: six months with oil of myrrh and six months with spices and the cosmetics for women—
“All the king’s servants and the people of the king’s provinces know that for any man or woman who
Then Haman went out that day glad and pleased of heart; but when Haman saw Mordecai
Then Mordecai told them to reply to Esther, “Do not imagine that you in the king’s palace can escape any more than all the Jews.
Now the young lady pleased him and found favor with him. So he quickly provided her with her
The king said to Haman, “The silver is
Now when the turn of Esther,
For Mordecai the Jew was
Letters were sent by
Now King Ahasuerus laid a tribute on the land and on the
Now it came about
The couriers, hastened and impelled by the king’s command, went out, riding on the royal steeds; and the decree was given out at the citadel in Susa.
So Esther was taken to King Ahasuerus to his royal palace in the tenth month which is the month Tebeth, in the seventh year of his reign.
The king loved Esther more than all the women, and she found favor and kindness with him more than all the virgins, so that
and let the robe and the horse be handed over to one of the king’s most noble princes and let them array the man whom the king desires to honor and lead him on horseback through the city square,
All the king’s servants who were at the king’s gate bowed down
Then the king’s attendants, who served him, said, “
Every day Mordecai walked back and forth in front of the court of the harem to learn how Esther was and how she fared.
In each and every province and in each and every city, wherever the king’s commandment and his decree arrived, there was gladness and joy for the Jews, a feast and a
Then Esther told them to reply to Mordecai,
In those days, while Mordecai was sitting at the king’s gate,
In the evening she would go in and in the morning she would return to the second harem, to the
They related Esther’s words to Mordecai.
During that night
In each and every province where the command and decree of the king came, there was great mourning among the Jews, with
And all the
Then the king’s servants who were at
Now the king and Haman came to drink wine with Esther the queen.
Then Esther’s maidens and her eunuchs came and told her, and the queen writhed in great anguish. And she sent garments to clothe Mordecai that he might remove his sackcloth from him, but he did not accept them.
Then Haman recounted to them the glory of his riches, and the
For the Jews there was
Now when the plot was investigated and found to be so, they were both hanged on a
On that day King Ahasuerus gave the house of Haman,
So the king commanded that it should be done so; and an edict was issued in Susa, and Haman’s ten sons were hanged.
So Mordecai went away and did just as Esther had commanded him.
the young lady would go in to the king in this way: anything that she
Yet all of this
So Haman took the robe and the horse, and arrayed Mordecai, and led him on horseback through the city square, and proclaimed before him, “Thus it shall be done to the man whom the king desires to honor.”
Then Zeresh his wife and all his friends said to him, “
He went as far as the king’s gate, for no one was to enter the king’s gate clothed in sackcloth.
When the king saw Esther the queen standing in the court,
Then Mordecai returned to the king’s gate. But Haman hurried home, mourning,
Now you write to the Jews
Then said Esther, “If it pleases the king,
Then the king said to her, “What is troubling you, Queen Esther? And what is your request?
Then Esther spoke again to the king, fell at his feet, wept and implored him to avert the evil scheme of Haman the Agagite and his plot which he had devised against the Jews.
Haman also said, “Even Esther the queen let no one but me come with the king to the banquet which she had prepared; and
It was found written what
Then she said, “
Then Queen Esther replied, “
Then the king said, “
So King Ahasuerus said to Queen Esther and to Mordecai the Jew, “Behold,
Esther said, “If it pleases the king, may the king and Haman come this day to the banquet that I have prepared for him.”
While they were still talking with him, the king’s eunuchs arrived and hastily
So Haman came in and the king said to him, “What is to be done for the man
And the king said to Esther on the second day also
because on those days the Jews
Esther said, “
Then King Ahasuerus
So the king said, “Who is in the court?” Now Haman had just
The king arose
The king’s servants said to him, “Behold, Haman is standing in the court.” And the king said, “Let him come in.”
The king said, “What honor or dignity has been bestowed on Mordecai for this?” Then the king’s servants who attended him said, “Nothing has been done for him.”
But the Jews who were in Susa
For Haman the son of Hammedatha, the Agagite, the adversary of all the Jews, had schemed against the Jews to destroy them and
Parmashta, Arisai, Aridai and Vaizatha,
“Go, assemble all the Jews who are found in Susa, and fast for me;
and Parshandatha, Dalphon, Aspatha,
At the citadel in Susa the Jews killed and destroyed five hundred men,
the Jews established and
Even all the princes of the provinces,
Poratha, Adalia, Aridatha,
Therefore they called these days Purim after the name of Pur.
Then Queen Esther,
So these days were to be remembered and celebrated throughout every generation, every family, every province and every city; and these days of Purim were not to
Thus the Jews undertook what they had started to do, and what Mordecai had written to them.
He sent letters to all the Jews,
Indeed, Mordecai was great in the king’s house, and his fame spread throughout all the provinces; for the man Mordecai
in those days as King Ahasuerus
to establish these days of Purim at their appointed times, just as Mordecai the Jew and Queen Esther had established for them, and just as they had established for themselves and for their
The command of Esther established these