God's Care During Captivity

Key Verse:

8.17 = And 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 holiday. And many among the peoples of the land became Jews, for the dread of the Jews had fallen on them.




480 B.C.

Quotable Quote:

4.14 = "For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your fatherís family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?"

Chapter Summary:

[1] Xerxes deposes his queen, Vashti, for disrespect and disobedience.
[2] Esther, a Jewish woman, is made queen and saves the king's life.
[3] Haman the nobleman hatches a plot to destroy the Jews.
[4] Mordecai convinces Esther to speak to the king to save the Jews.
[5] Esther hosts a feast for Xerxes and for Haman.
[6] Mordecai is honored for exposing the plot to kill Xerxes.
[7] Esther reveals that she is Jewish, so Xerxes spares the Jews and hangs Haman.
[8] Xerxes gives the estate of Haman to Esther, and the Jews gain resposect.
[9] Mordecai and the Jews defeat their enemies and institute a new holiday.
[10] Mordecait is made second in command to Xerxes.

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