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Charge respecting the sabbath. NEHEMIAH, XIII. Dismissal of strange wives. 15 In those days saw I in Judah some

B. C. 434.

| bera me, O my God, concerning this treading winepresses on the b. sabbath,

also, and spare me according to the and bringing in sheaves, and lading asses;

B greatness of thy mercy.

a ver. 14, 31. as also wine, grapes, and figs, and all

23 In those days also saw I Jews that

6 Ex. 20. 10. manner of burdens, which they brought

had y married wives of Ashdod, of into Jerusalem on the sabbath day: and Bor, multi- Ammon, and of Moab :

tude. I testified against them in the day where

24 And their children spake half in the in they sold victuals.

c chap.10.31. speech of Ashdod, and could not speak 16 There dwelt men of Tyre also there- y made to in the Jews' language, but according to in, which brought fish, and all manner dwell with the language of Šeach people. of ware, and sold on the sabbath unto them.

25 And I contended with them, and the children of Judah, and in Jeru- d Ezr. 9. 2. n cursed them, and smote certain of them, salem.

and plucked off their hair, and made 17 Then! I contended with the nobles

8 they dis-
cerned not

them sweari by God, saying, Ye shall of Judah, and said unto them, What evil

to speak.

not give your daughters unto their sons, thing is this that ye do, and profane the

nor take their daughters unto your sons, sabbath day?

Špeople and

or for yourselves. 18 Did not your fathers thus, and people.

26 Did not Solomon king of Israel did not our God bring all this evil upon

ever. 11, 17. sin by these things ? yetk among many us, and upon this city? yet ye bring nor, reviled, nations was there no king like him, who more wrath upon Israel by profaning Ps. 15. 4. was beloved? of his God, and God 'made the sabbath.

s verse 11. him king over all Israel: nevertheless, 19 And it came to pass, that when the Pr. 28. 4. even him did outlandish women gates of Jerusalem began to be dark g ch.10.29,30. to sin. before n the sabbath, I commanded that Ezr. 10. 5. 27 Shall we then hearken unto you the gates should be shut, and charged k Je.17.21..23 to do all this great evil, to transgress that they should not be opened till after i1 Ki.11.1,&c against our God in marrying strange the sabbath: and some of my servants k 1 Ki. 3. 13. wives ? set I at the gates, that there should no 2 Ch. 9. 22.

28 And one of the sons of Joiada,” the burden be brought in on the sabbath 12 Sa. 12. 24. son of Eliashib the high priest, was son day.

m Le. 23. 32.

in law to Sanballat the Horonite: there20 So the merchants and sellers of all

fore I chased him from me.

nch.12.10,22 kind of ware lodged without Jerusalem

29 Remembero them, O my God, beonce or twice.

2 chap. 6. 14.

cause they have defiled the priesthood, 21 Then I testified against them, and for the and the covenant” of the priesthood, and said unto them, Why lodge ye kabout defilings. of the Levites. the wall? if ye do so again, I will lay P Mal.2.4,10.

30 Thus cleansed I them from all hands on you. From that time forth

strangers, and appointed the wards 9 of came they no more on the sabbath.

K before.

the priests and the Levites, every one in 22 And I commanded the Levites that a chap.10.34. his business ; theyshould cleanse themselves, and that r chap. 12.30. 31 And for the wood offering, at times they should come and keep the gates, Ps. 26. 8, 9. appointed, and for the firstfruits. Re. to sanctify the sabbath day. Remem.

members 'me, O my God, for good. 338


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The Book of ESTHER.

cEzr. 4. 6.


B. C. 521. Now it came to pass in the days of

sena, and Memucan, the seven a princes

of Persia and Media, which b saw the Ahasuerus,c (this is Ahasuerus which a Ezr. 7. 14. king's face, and which sat the first in the reigned from India even unto Ethiopia, 62 Ki. 25. 19. kingdom ;) over d an hundred and seven and twenty

15 What B shall we do unto the queen

Da. 9.1. provinces,).

Vashti according to law, because she hath 2 That" in those days, when the king What to do. not performed the commandment of the Ahasuerus sat on the throne of his king- a chap. 8. 9. king Ahasuerus by the chamberlains ?

Da, 6.1. dom, which was in Shushan the palace,

e Ne. 1.1.

16 And Memucan answered before the 3 In the third year of his reign, he schap.2. 18. king and the princes, Vashti the queen made a feasts unto all his prin and Ge. 40. 20. hath not done wrong to the king only, his servants; the power of Persia and Mar. 6. 21. but also to all the princes, and to all the Media, the nobles and princes of the

y found.

people that are in all the provinces of provinces, being before him;

8 or, violet,

the king Ahasuerus. 4 When he shewed the riches of his

chap. 8. 15.

17 For this deed of the queen shall excellent majesty, many days, even an n from before when it shall be reported, The king Ahaglorious kingdom, and the honour of his sbe good

with. come abroad unto all women, so that they hundred and fourscore days. 5 And when these days were expired,

Eze. 23. 41. suerus commanded Vashti the queen to be the king made a feast unto all the people

Am. 6. 4.

brought in before him, but she came not. that were y present in Shushan the palace, | oor, of por.

18 Likewise shall the ladies of Persia both unto great and small, seven days,

phyre, and

and Media say this day unto all the in the court of the garden of the king's marble, and king's princes, which have heard of the palace;

alabaster, deed of the queen. Thus shall there arise 6 Where were white, green, and blue and stone of too much contempt and wrath. hangings, fastened with cords of fine blue colour. 19 If it $ please the king, let there go a linen and purple to silver rings and pil; « pass not a- royal commandment n from him, and let lars of marble: the beds I were of gold way, it be written among the laws of the Perand silver, upon a pavement of red, and chap. 8. 8.

sians and the Medes, that it k be not blue, and white, and black marble.

Da. 6.8..15. altered, That Vashti come no more before

her com7 And they gave them drink in vessels


king Ahasuerus ; and let the king give of gold, (the vessels being diverse one

M wine of the

her royal estate unto d another that is from another,) and royal wine in abun


better than she. dance, according to the v state of the king;

20 And when the king's decree which 8 And the drinking was according to the Hab. 2. 15. he shall make shall be published throughlaw; none did compel;k for so the king Ep. 5. 33. out all his empire, (for it is great,) all the had appointed to all the officers of his Col. 3. 18.

wives shall give to their husbands hohouse, that they should do according to To was good in nour, both to great and small,

the eyes of every man's pleasure.

21 And the saying "pleased the king

k chap. 8. 9. 9 Also Vashti the queen made a feast 12 Sa. 13. 28. and the princes; and the king did acfor the women in the royal house which m Ec. 10. 19. cording to the word of Memucan: belonged to king Ahasuerus.

nchap. 7.9. 22 For he sent letters k into all the 10 On the seventh day, when the heart • Ep.5.22.24 king's provinces, into every province acof the king was merrym with wine, he 1 Ti. 2. 12. cording to the writing, thereof, and to commanded Mehuman, Biztha, Harbo- por, eunuchs. every people after their language, that na," Bigtha, and Abagtha, Zethar, and one should every man should bear ruleo in his own Carcas, the seven pchamberlains that publish it

house; and that it should be published served in the presence of Ahasuerus the

to the lan-

according to the language of every people. king,

CHAPTER II. 11' To bring Vashti the queen before his people.

AFTER these things, when the wrath of the king, with the crown royal, to shew- good of king Ahasuerus was appeased, he rethe people and the princes her beauty: countenance, membered Vashti

, and what she had for she was "fair to look on.

1 Sa. 25. 3. | done, and whatP was decreed against her. 12 But the queen Vashti refused to p ch. 1, 19, 20. 2 Then said the king's servants that come at the king's commandment by which was ministered unto him, Let there be fair his chamberlains : therefore was the king

by the hand
of his eu.

young virgins sought for the king: very wroth, and his anger burned in him.

nuchs. 3 And let the king appoint officers in 13 Then the king said to the wisel men, 9 Je. 10. 7. all the provinces of his kingdom, that which knewthe times, (for so was the | -1 Ch. 12. 32. they may gather together all the fair king's manner toward all that knew law hand. young virgins unto Shushan the palace, to and judgment;

Wor, Hegai, the house of the women, unto the x cus14 And the next unto him was Carshena,

tody of y Hege the king's chamberlain, Shcthar, Admatha, Tarshish, Meres, Mar.

keeper of the women; and let their things

v hand.

guage of


verse. 8.

did so.

yor, Jehoi.


Esther chosen queen.

ESTHER, III. Haman's malignant proposal. for purification be given them:

B.C. 519. virgins; so that he set the royal crown 4 And let the maiden which pleaseth

upon her

head, and made her queen inthe king be queenų instead of Vashti. a Mat. 20.16. stead of Vashti. And the thing pleased the king; and he 22.14. 18 Then the king made a great 6 feast

b chap. 1. 3. unto all his princes and his servants, even 5 Now in Shushan the palace there was Brest. Esther's feast; and he made a B release a certain Jew, whose name was Mordecai,

c Ne. 8. 12.

to the provinces, and gave gifts, accordthe son of Jair, the son of Shimei, the

ing to the state of the king. son of Kish, a Benjamite,

d2 Ki. 24. 14, 19 And when the virgins were gathered

15. 6 Who had been carried away from

together the second time, then Mordecai

Je. 24. 1. Jerusalem with the captivityd which had

sate in the king's gate, been carried away with y Jeconiah king echap. 3. 2. 20 Esther had not yet shewed her kinof Judah, whom Nebuchadnezzar the

dred nor her people, as Mordecai had king of Babylon had carried away.


charged her: fors Esther did the com7 And he s brought up Hadassah, that 2 Ki. 24. 6. mandment of Mordecai, like as when she is Esther, his uncle's daughter; for she

was brought up with him. had neither father nor mother, and the 5 Ep. 6. 1..3. 21 In those days, while Mordecai sat maid was $ fair and beautiful; whom

& nourished,

in the king's gate, two of the king's Mordecai, when her father and mother

Eph. 6. 4.

chamberlains, » Bigthan and Teresh, of were dead, took for his own daughter.

those which kept the door, were wroth, 8 So it came to pass, when the king's fair of and sought to lay hand on the king Ahacommandment and his decree was heard, form, and suerus. and when many maidens were gathered good of 22 And the thing was known to Mor

counte. together 9 unto Shushan the palace, to

decai, whok told it unto Esther the the custody of Hegai, that Esther was

queen, and Esther certified the king brought also unto the king's house, to the nor, Big- thereof in Mordecai's name. custody of Hegai, keeper of the women. thana, 23 And when inquisition was made of

9. And the maiden pleased him, and she chap. 6. 2. the matter, it was found out; therefore obtained kindness i of him; and he speed-o threshold. they were both hanged on a tree : and it ily gave her her things fork purification,

was written in the book of the chronicles with k such things as belonged to her, and a verse 3. before the king. seven maidens, which were meet to be a shapol.2.2. AFTER these things did 'king Ahasue

CHAPTER III. given her, out of the king's house: and he preferred her and her maids unto kver. 3, 12. rus promote Haman the son of Hammethe best place of the house of the women.

datha the Agagite, and advanced him, 10 Esther had not shewed her people <her por. and set his seat above all the princes nor her kindred : for Mordecai had charg


that were with him. ed herm that she should not shew it.

changed. 2 And all the king's servants, that were 11 And Mordecai walked every day 1 Nu. 24. 7. in the king's gate, bowed” and reverencbefore the court of the women's house to 1 Sa.15.8,33 ed Haman: for the king had so comknow u how Esther did, and what should

m verse 20. manded concerning him: but Mordecai become of her.

n Ge. 41. 43. bowed not, nor did him reverence. 12 Now, when every maid's turn was

3 Then the king's servants, which were come to go in to king Ahasuerus, after the peace in the king's gate, said unto Mordecai, that she had been twelve months, ac

of Esther,

Why transgressest thou the king's

Ge. 37. 14. cording to the manner of the women,

commandment ?

1 Sa. 17. 18. (for so were the days of their purifica

4 Now it came to pass, when they spake tions accomplished, to wit, six months • Ps. 15. 4. daily unto him, and he hearkened not with oil of myrrh, i and six months with P verse 2. unto them, that they told Haman, to see sweet odours, and with other things for a Pr. 7. 17. whether Mordecai's matters would stand: the purifying of the women.)

Is. 57.9. for he had told them that he was a Jew. 13 Then thus came every maiden untorverse 2. 5 And when Haman saw that Mordecai the king; whatsoever she desired chap. 5. 9. bowed not," nor did him reverence, then given her, to go with her out of the house Ge. 4. 5, 6. was Haman full of• wrath. of the women unto the king's house.

Da. 3. 19. 6 And he thought scorn to lay hands on 14 In the evening she went, and on the t Ps. 83. 4. Mordecai alone; for they had shewed him morrow she returned into the second Re. 12. 17. the people of Mordecai: wherefore Hahouse of the women, to the custody of u Ge. 34. 19.

man sought to destroy allt the Jews that Shaashgaz the king's chamberlain, which De. 21. 14.

were throughout the whole kingdom of kept the concubines : she came in unto Is. 62. 4, 5. Ahasuerus, even the people of Mordecai. the king no more, exceptų the king de

v Is. 43. 1. 7 In the first month, that is the month lighted in her, and that she were called

chap.9. 24. Nisan, in the twelfth year of king Ahabyv name.

Ezr. 4. 13.

suerus, they cast Pur, that is, the lot, 15 Now when the turn of Esther, the

Ac. 16. 20. before Haman, from day to day, and daughter of Abihail the uncle of Mor

from month to month, to the twelfth decai, who had taken her for his daugh- v Ca. 6. 9. month, that is, the month Adar.

8. 10. ter, was come to go in unto the king, she

8 And Haman said unto king Ahasuerus,

Ac. 7. 10. required nothing but what Hegai the

There is a certain people scattered abroad king's chamberlain, the keeper of the v meet, or, and dispersed among the people in all the women, appointed : and Esther obtained

equal. provinces of thy kingdom ; and * their favour y in the sight of all them that looked upon her.

IT to destroy

laws are diverse from all people, neither

them. keep they the king's laws, therefore it is 16 So Esther was taken unto king Aha

not v for the king's profit to suffer them. suerus into his house royal in the tenth p weigh. 9 If it please the king, let it be written month, which is the month Tebeth, in oor, kind. is that they may be destroyed; and I will the seventh year of his reign.

P pay ten thousand talents of silver to 17 And the king loved Esther above all + before the hands of those that have the charge the women, and she obtained grace and

of the business, to bring it into the king's o favour Tin his sight more than all the






Mordecai's application to Esther. ESTHER, V. Esther's approach to the king.

10 And the king took his ring from B. C. 510. 9 And Hatach came and told Esther his hand, and gave it unto Haman the

the words of Mordecai. son of Hammedatha the Agagite, the a chap.8.2, 8. 10 Again Esther spake unto Hatach, Jews' ßenemy.

Ge. 41. 42. and gave him commandment unto Mor11 And the king said unto Haman, The

decai; silver is given to thee, the people also, Bor, oppress- 11 All the king's servants, and the peoto do with them as it seemeth good to chap. 7. 6. ple of the king's provinces, do know, that thee.

whosoever, whether man or woman, shall 12. Then were the king's. Y scribes called och. 8. 9, &c. come unto the king into the innere court, on the thirteenth day of the first month,

who is not called, there is oned law of his and there was written according to all yor, secre. to put him to death, except such to whoin that Haman had commanded, unto the taries. the king shall hold oute the golden scepking's lieutenants, and to the governors

tre, that he may live: but I have not been that were over every province, and to the chap. 5. 1. called to come in unto the king these rulers of every people of every province, d Da. 2. 9. thirty days. according to the writing thereof, and to

12 And they told to Mordecai Esther's every people after their language; in the echap. 5. 2. words. name of king. Ahasuerus was it written,

8. 4. 13 Then Mordecai commanded to anand sealed with the king's ring.

f 1 Ki. 21. 8. swer Esther, Think notg with thyself that 13 And the letters were sent by posts

thou shalt escape in the king's house, more into all the king's provinces, to destroy, 9 Pr.24.11,12. than all the Jews. to kill, and to cause to perish, all Jews,

14 Fork if thou altogether holdest thy both young and old, little children and No. 23. 23.

1 Sa. 12.22. peace at this time, then shall there øen. women, in one day, even upon the thir

Is. 54. 17.

largement and deliverance arise to the teenth day of the twelfth month, which

Jews from another place; but thou and is the month Adar, and to take the spoil 8 respiration, thy father's house shall be destroyed: and of them for a prey:

Job 9. 18. who knoweth whether thou art come to 14 The copy of the writing, for a com

the kingdom for such a time as this? mandment to be given in every province, 5 found. 15 Then Esther bade them return Morwas published unto all people, that they

decai this answer ;

i Jon. 3.4..9. should be ready against that day.

16. Go, gather together all the Jews that 15 The posts went out, being hastened & Pr. 29. 2. are 5 present in Shushan, and fasti ye for by the king's commandment; and the

me, and neither eat nor drink three days, decree was given in Shushan the palace. ? Ge. 43. 14. night or day: I also and my_maidens will And the king and Haman sat down to

n passed.

fast likewise ;, and so will 'I go in unto drink; but & the city Shushan was per

the king, which is not according to the plexed.

m 2 Sa. 1. 11. law; and if Il perish, I perish. CHAPTER IV.

Job 1. 20.

17 So Mordecai n went his way, and WHEN Mordecai perceived all that

n Jos. 7. 6.

did according to all that Esther had comwas done, Mordecai rentm his clothes,

Eze. 27. 30. manded him. and put on sackcloth with ashes," and Jon, 3. 6.

CHAPTER V. went out into the midst of the city, and

Now it came to pass on the thirdr day, cried with a loud and a bittero cry;,

o Ge. 27. 31. that Esther put on her royal apparel, and 2 And came even before the king's gate : pchap. 4. 16. stood in the inner court 9 of the king's for none might enter into the king's gate a chap. 4. 11. house, over against the king's house : clothed with sackcloth.

and the king sat upon his royal throne 3 And in every province, whithersoever "Is. 22. 4, 5. in the royal house, over against the gate

37. the king's commandment and his decree

of the house. came, there was great mourning? among o sackcloth 2 And it was so, when the king saw the Jews, and fasting, and weeping, and and ashes Esther the queen standing in the court, wailing: and many lay in sackcloth were laid

that she obtained favours in_his sight: and ashes.


and the king held outt to Esther the 4 So Esther's maids and her « chamber- many,

golden sceptre that was in his hand. So

Is. 58. 5. lains came and told it her. Then was the

Da. 9. 3.

Esther drew near, and touched the top queen exceedingly grieved; and she sent

of the sceptre. raiment to clothe Mordecai, and to take .Ne. 1. 11. 3 Then said the king unto her, What away his sackcloth from him: butu he 2.4, &c. wilt thou, queen Esther? and what is thy received it not.

Pr. 21. 1. request ? ito shall be even given thee to 5 Then called Esther for Hatach, one of

the half of the kingdom. the king's chamberlains, whom he had * eunuchs. 4 And Esther answered, If it seem good A appointed to attend upon her, and gave

unto the king, let the king and Haman him a commandment to Mordecai, to chap. 8. 4. come this day unto the banquet that I know what it was, and why it was.

& Ps. 77. 2. have prepared for him. 6 So Hatach went forth to Mordecai v verse 6. 5 Then the king said, Cause Haman to unto the street of the city, which was be- Mar. 6. 23. make haste, that he may do as Esther fore the king's gate.

hath said. So the king and Haman came 7 And Mordecai told him of all that 1 set before. to the banquet that Esther had prepared. had happened unto him, and of the sum

6 And the king said unto Esther at the ofw the money that Haman had promised w chap. 3. 9. banquet of wine, What is thy petition? to pay to the king's treasuries for the - chap. 7. 2. and it shall be granted thee: and what Jews, to destroy them:

9. is thy request ? eveny to the half of the 8 Ålso he gave him the copy of the

kingdom it shall be performed.

y verse 3. writing of the decree that was given at

7 Then answered Esther, and said, My Shushan to destroy them, to shew it unto 2 ch.3. 14, 15. petition and my request is; Esther, and to declare it unto her, and

a Ne. 2. 4.

8 If I have found favour in the sight of to charge her that she should go in unto Pr. 21.1.

the king, and if it please the king to grant the king, to make supplication a unto him,

my petition, and to u perform my reand to make request before him for her u do. quest, let the king and Haman come to people.

the banquet that I shall prepare for them,


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Record of Mordecai's loyalty. ESTHER, VI. Haman accused, and executed. and I will do to morrow as the king hath B.C. 510. haste, and take the apparel and the horse, said.

as thou hast said, and do even so to Mor 9 Then went Haman forth that day B suffer not a decai the Jew, that sitteth at the king's joyful and with a glad heart: but when whit to fall. gate: Blet nothing fail of all that thou Haman saw Mordecai in the king's gate, a chap. 3. 5. hast spoken. that a he stood not up, nor moved for Da.3.16..19.

11 Then took Haman the apparel and him, he was full of indignation against 62 Sa. 13. 22. brought him on horseback through the

Mat. 2. 16.

the horse, and arrayed Mordecai, and Mordecai. 10 Nevertheless, Haman refrained y caused to

street of the city, and proclaimed before himself: and when he came home, he

him, Thus shall it be done unto the man sent and y called for his friends, and Ze- 2 Ch. 28.2.: whom the king delighteth to honour.

4 13. resh his wife.

e2 Sa. 15.30.

12 And Mordecai came again to the 11 And Haman told them of the glory Je. 14. 3, 4. king's gate. But Haman hasted c to his of his rịches, and the multitude of his chap. 3. 1." house, mourning, and having his head children, and all the things wherein the Job 15. 24. covered. king had promoted him, and how he i Pr. 28. 18. 13 And Haman told Zeresh his wife, had advanced him above the princes and

Ho. 14. 9. and all his friends, every thing that had servants of the king.

il Ki. 21. 4. befallen him. Then said his wise men

Job 15.20. 12 Haman said moreover, Yea, Esther

and Zeresh his wife unto him, If9 Mor the queen did let no man' come in with 4 chap. 5. 8.

decai be of the seed of the Jews, before

8 tree. the king unto the banquet that she had

whom thou hast begun to fall, thou shalt prepared, but myself; and to morrow am

Ichap. 7.9.

not prevail against him, but shalt surely I invited unto her also with the king.

S drink. falls before him. 13 Yeti all this availeth me nothing, chap. 6. 4.

14 And while they were yet talking with so long as I see Mordecai the Jew sitting » Ps.37.14,32. him, came the king's chamberlains, and at the king's gate.

n the king's hasted

to bring Haman unto the banquet 14 Then said Zeresh_ his wife, and all

sleep fled

that* Esther had prepared. his friends unto him, Let a gallows? be


CHAPTER VII. made of fifty cubits high, and to morrow

o chap. 2. 23. So the king and Haman came to $ banspeakm thou unto the king, that Morde-Bor, Big, quet with Esther the queen. cai may be hanged thereon: then go thou than,

2 And the king said again unto Esther in merrily, with the king unto the ban

chap. 2. 21.

on the second day at the banquet of wine, quet. And the thing pleased Haman; and “threshold.

What is thy petition, queen Esther? and he caused the gallows to be made."

r chap. 3. 9. it shall be granted thee: and what is thy CHAPTER VI.

4. 7.

request ? and it shall be performed, even ON that night n could not the king that they to the half of the kingdom. sleep, and he commanded to bring the should de

3 Then Esther the queen answered and book'o of records of the chronicles; and

stroy, and they were read before the king.

kill, and

said, If I have found favour in thy sight,

O king, and if it please the king, let my

cause to 2 And it was found written, that Mor


life be given me at my petition, and my decai had told of Bigthana and Teresh,

9 Ec. 9. 15.

people at my request: two of king's chamberlains, the keep

4 Forp we are sold, I and my people,

whose ers of the k door, who sought to lay hand

heart hath

to be destroyed, to be slain, and to on the king Ahasuerus.

filled him.

perish. But if we had been sold for bondAnd the king said, What honour and

v The man

men and bondwomen, I had held my dignity hath been done to Mordecai for


tongue, although the enemy could not this? Then said the king's servants that

countervail the king's damage.

Pr. 16. 14. ministered unto him, There is nothing?

5 Then the king Ahasuerus answered done for him.

at the and said unto Esther the queen, Who is 4 And the king said, Who is in the

presence of. he, and where is he, M that durst pre. court? Now Haman was come into the r in whose

sume in his heart to do so?

honour outward court of the king's house, to speak

6 And Esther said, "The adversary unto the king to hang Mordecai on the


and enemy is this wicked Haman. Then gallows that he had prepared for him.

& Pr. 18. 12.

Haman was afraid before the king and 5 And the king's servants said unto him, in whose

the queen. Behold, Haman standeth in the court. honour 7 Ånd the king, arising from the ban. And the king said, Let him come in.

quet of wine in his wrath, went into the 6 So Haman came in. And the king delighteth. palace garden; and Haman stood up to said unto him, What shall be done unto o them bring make request for his life to Esther the the man whom the king delighteth to

the royal

queen;, for he saw that there was evil honour? Now: Haman thought in his apparel. determined against him by the king. heart, To whom would the king delight - wherewith 8 Then the king returned out of the to do honour more than to myself?


palace garden into the place of the ban✓ And Haman answered the king, For


quet of wine; and Haman was fallen the man p whom the king delighteth to honour,

upon the bed whereon Esther was. Tben $ with. t Job 9. 24.

said the king, Will he force the queen 8. Let the royal apparel be - brought uchap. 1. 10. also before me in the house? As the which the king useth to wear, and the

word went out of the king's mouth, they horse that the king rideth upon, and the v chap. 5. 14. coveredt Haman's face. crown royal which is set upon his head: Ps. 7. 15, 16.

9 And Harbonah, one of the chamber9 And let this apparel and horse be deli


lains, said before the king, Behold also, vered to the hand of one of the king's most

141. 10. Pr. 11, 5, 6. Haman had made for Mordecai, who had

the X gallows, fifty cubits high, which noble princes, that they may array the man withal whom the king delighteth to honour,

y cause him
to ride.

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