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* See ver. 33
The solemnity of the
dedication of the wall. Before thanks, , according to the commandment Malchijah, and Elam, and Ezer. And the CHRIST of David the man of God, Award over singers † sang loud, with Jezrahiah their
CHRIST cir, 536, against ward.
overseer. 91 Chr 23,
25 Mattaniah, and Bakbukiah, Obadiah, 43 Also that day they offered great sacri* 25, & 26. Meshullam, Talmon, Akkub, were porters fices, and rejoiced : for God had made
Ezra 3. 11. keeping the ward at the si thresholds of them rejoice with great joy : the wives
also and the children rejoiced: so that the 26 These were in the days of Joiakim joy of Jerusalem was heard even afar off. assemblice.
the son of Jeshua, the son of Jozadak, 44 And at that time were some ap-120HS ich. 8. 9.
21.12. and in the days of Nehemiah the gover: pointed over the 20 chambers for the trea. k Ezra 7. 6,
ch 13.5.1 nor, and of Ezra the priest, *the 6scribe. sures, for 20 the offerings, for the first11. 445.
27 And at the dedication of the wall fruits, and for the tithes, to gather into I Deut. 20. 5.
of Jerusalem they sought the Levites out them 21 out of 21 the fields of the cities Ps. 30, title: of all their places, to bring them to Je- the portions | of the law for the priests 1 The
rusalem, to keep the dedication with glad. and Levites : +for Judah rejoiced for the m 1 Chr. 25. ness, on both with thanksgivings, and with priests and for the Levites † that waited.
singing, with cymbals, psalteries, and with 45 32 And both the singers and the por. 2 Chr. 5.13.
harps. & 7. 6.
ters kept the ward of their God, and the 28 And the sons of the singers gather. ward of the purification 3, 9 according to
29 Also from the house of Gilgal 8, and of old there were chief ß of the singers,
47 And all Israel in the days of Zerub-
CHAPTER 13. on the wall toward the dung gate : och. 2. 13.
39 And after them went Hoshaiah, and i Upon the reading of the law separation is made & 3. 13.
from the mixed multitude. Nekemirth at his half of the princes of Judah,
return caluseth the chambers to be cleansed 10
34 Judah, and Benjamin, and Shemaiah, 15 The riolation of the sabbath, 33 and the mar
riages with strange wives. p Num. 10.
e Deet. A. 2, 8.
11.12 trumpets ;
Zechariah the son of Moses taudience of peoof Jonathan, the son of Shemaiah, the ple; and therein was found written, that son of Mattaniah, the son of Michaiah, the Ammonite and the Moabite should the son of Zaccur, the son of Asaph : not come into the congregation of God 36 And his brethren, Shemaiah, and Aza- for ever ;
+ Heb. rael, Milalai, Gilalai, Maai, Nethaneel, 2 Because they met not the children of 91 Chr. 23. and' Judah, Hanani, with a the musical Israel with bread and with water, but 5.
instruments of David the man of God, hired Balaam against them, that he
should curse them : d how beit our God rch. 2, 14. 37 ' And l at the fountain gate, which turned the curse into a blessing.
,是、当 & 3. 15.
was over against them ", they went up 3 Now it came to pass, when they had 8 ch. 3. 15. by the stairs of the city of David, 12 at heard the law, that they separated from
Xem the going up of 12 the wall, 13 above 4 the Israel all the '1 mixed multitude. tch. 3. 26. house of David ", even unto the water 4 | And before this, Eliashib the priest, Deut. 25 &B. 1,3, 16. gate eastward.
t having the oversight of the B chamber * See ver 31. 38 And the other company of them that of the house of our God, was allied unto avea thanks 15 went over against them. Tobiah :
+ Kelines the of 5 And he had prepared for him a great people 16 upon the wall, 17 from beyond 17 chamber, I where aforetime they laid the z ch. 3. 11. I the tower of the furnaces even unto meat offerings, the frankincense, and the 1ch. 11. ych. 3. S. y the broad wall;
vessels, and the tithes of the corn, the new . 2 Kings 14. 39 And 17 from above 17 the gate of Eph- wine, and the oil, B+ 9 which was com: 13. raim, and 17 above a the 18 old gate 18,
and manded to be given to ß the Levites, and ch. 8. 16.
above 6 the fish gate, and the tower of the singers, and the porters; and the ach. 3. 6.
Hananeel, and the tower of Meah, eren offerings of the priests. bch. 3.3. unto the sheep gate : and they stood
6 But in all this time was not I at Je. ech. 3. 1. still in the prison gate.
rusalem : A for in the two and thirtieth 14 dch. 3. 32.
40 So stood the two companies of them year of Artaxerxes king of Babylon came cir. 54 « Jer. 32.9. that gave thanks in the house of God, I unto the king, and 27 after certain days
+ Heba and I, and the half of the 19 rulers with 1 obtained I s leave of the king; me:
7 And I came to Jerusalem, and * under- es 41 And the priests; Eliakim, Maaseinh, stood of the evil that Eliashib did for 1 Or. I Miniamin, Michaiah, Elioenai, Zechariah, Tobiah, in preparing him a chamber in and Hananiah, with trumpets; the courts of the house of God.
i ver. 1.5 42 And Maaseiah, and Shemaiah, and 8 And it grieved me sore: therefore I Eleazar, and Uzzi,' and Jehohanan, and
VAR. REND. — 20 V. 44. store-rooms for. - Use VAR. REND.-5 V, 25. storehouses. 6V. 26. i.e. cording to. - 22 V. 45. And they kept the charge man of (sacred) letters. iv. 28. circle (ch. 3. 22). (lit, watch) of their God, and the charge of, de
8 V. 29. Beth-Gilgal. 9V. 31. Insert, and pro- and the singers and the doorkeepers (did their cessions. 10 V. 35. also. - il v. 37. (their course office). Cap. 13. IV. 3. Or, foreign, TA. was) unto the fountain-gate, and (going straight ? V. 6. Or, for (a period of), Hi.; lit. unto (cr, forward. 12 on the ascent of. 13 (and passed) the end of. — 3 i.e. leave of absence. —*7.1 over, Be.; or, past, ke. 14 i.e. a public place so observed. called, Beii.or; a royal palace, Kono: 38, which VAR. READ.-V. 46. B So Heb. points. Asaph
18 and which I and 'the half of the peo- of old chief, Heb. tert (consonants, partly, Sep ple followed, (went). 17 Vx. 38, 39. over, Be.; or, Be. ke- Chap. 13. V. 4. B chambers, Ee. Be. Her past, Ke. 18 V. 39. gate of the old (city), Th. Be. V. 5. B the portions of, Luz, Gei. (1.) Ke. - 19 V. 40. deputies.
2 Kings 23. 9, Var. Read.
d Earn 9. 2,
various abuses, Before cast forth all the household stuff of To the sabbath : a and some of my servants
Before CHRIST biah out of the chamber. set I at the gates, that there should no
CHRIST cir. 34.
cir. 34 9 Then I commanded, and they k cleans- hurden be brought in on the sabbath day, * Chr. 29. ed the chambers: and thither brought I 20 So the merchants and sellers of all
a Jer. 17.21, 4, 15, 16, 13. again the vessels of the house of God, kind of ware lodged without Jerusalem
with the meat offering and the frankin once or twice.
21 Then I " testified against II them, and
29 And I commanded the Levites that #ver 17. 25. 11 Then * contended I with the 5 rulers, they should cleanse themselves, and that 6 ch. 12.30, P9. 28. 4. and said, “Why is the house of God for they should come and keep the gates, to ch. 10. 33. saken? And I gathered them together, sanctify the sabbath day. • Remember c ver. 14, 31. and set them in their place.
me, my God, concerning this also, and 12 ? Then bronght all Judah the tithe of spare me according to the ll greatness of 10r, Feh.. 38 the corn and the new wine and the oil thy mercy,
mullitude, unto the treasuries.
23 | In those days also saw I 12 Jews cir. 431 13 4 And I made 7 treasurers over 7 the that † il had married wives of Ashdod, of 1 Heb. had
made to treasuries, Shelemiah the priest, and Ammon, and of Moab : 92 Chr. SI. Zadok the scribe, and of the Levites, 21 And 13 their children spake half 13 in
them. Pedaiah: and t next to them was Hanan the speech of Ashdod, 14 and 1 could not c. 12. 44.
the son of Zaccur, the son of Matta- speak in the Jews' language, but accord- + Heb. They niah: for they were counted 'faithful, and ing to the language of each people. ducerned
their office tas to distribute unto their 25 And I contended with them, and not to speek. 1 Cor. 4. 2. brethren. i cursed them, and smote certain of them, Heb. of
people and Heb.it 14 . Remember me, O my God, concern. and plucked off their hair, and 15 made
peeple, ing this, and wipe not out my $ + good them I swear 15 by God, saying, Ye shall
deeds that I have done for the house of not give your daughters unto their sons, Prov. 28. 1. • ver. 22, 31. my God, and for the 9 | offices thereof. nor take their daughters unto your sons, Or, reoiled ch. 5. 19. 15 G In those days saw I in Judah some or for yourselves.
thoma t Heb. treading wine presses on the sabbath, 26 9 Did not Solomon king of Israel sin / Ezra 10. 5.
ch. 10. 20, and bringing in 'sheaves, and lading asses; by these things ? yet among many na 10 fact
as also wine, grapes, and figs, and all tions was there no king like him, i who 12. 20. 10.
manner of burdens, " which they brought was beloved of his God, and God made 2 Kings 11. ech. 10. 31. into Jerusalem on the sabbath day: and him king over all Israel: k nevertheless ni Kings . Jr. 17. 21,
I testified against them in the day wherein even him did outlandish women cause to
2 Chr. 1.12.
k 1 Kings 11. ware, and sold on the sabbath unto the our God in marrying strange wives? children of Judah, and in Jerusalem. 29 And one of the song of Joiada, the 1 Ezra 10. 2.
4. &c. • Ter. 11, 17 * Then I contended with the nobles son of Eliashib the high priest, was son
ch. 12. 10, of Judah, and said unto them, What evil in law to Sanballat the Horonite : therething is this that ye do, and profane the fore I chased him from me. sabbath day?
29 » Remember them, O my God, be * ch. 6. 14. Jer. 17. 21, 18 Did not your fathers thus, and did cause they have defiled the priesthood,
for the not our God bring all this evil upon us, and the covenant of the priesthood, and
defilingi. and upon this city? yet ye bring more of the Levites.
o Mal, 2. 4, wrath upon Israel by profaning the sab 30 p Thus cleansed I them from all stran.
11, 12 bath.
gers, and appointed the 17 wards of the pch, 10.30. 19 And it came to pass, that when the priests and the Levites, every one in his 4 ch. 12. 1, •LE, 23.32 gates of Jerusalem 10: began to be dark 10 business ;
before the sabbath, I commanded that 31 And for 'the wood offering, at times rch, 10. 34. the gates should be shut, and charged appointed, and for the firstfruits. • Re I ver. 14, 22. that they should not be opened till after member me, O my God, for good.
e ver. 11.
THE BOOK OF ESTHER.
Before CHAPTER 1.
his servants; the power of Persia and CHRIST
CHRIST cir, 1 Ahasuerus maketh royal feasts. 10 Vashti, sene Media, the nobles and princes of the pro
cir. 519. for, refused to come. 13 Ahasuerus, by the coun. vinces, being before him : set of Merzucan, maketh the decree of men's 4 When he shewed the riches of his bereignty.
glorious kingdom and the honour of his NO Daa. 9. 1.
Ow it came to pass in the days of excellent majesty many days, even an hun.
. Ahasuerns. (this is Ahasuerus which dred and fourscore days.
reigned, froin India even unto Ethiopia, 5 And when these days were expired, Heb. e Dan. 6.1. #1 Kings 1.
corer an hundred and seven and twenty the king made a feast unto all the peo- Sound. provinces :)
ple that were present in Shushan the 10r, violet. Xes. 1. l.
9 See 2 That in those days, when the king palace, both unto great and small, seven
ch. 7. 8. Ahasuerus sat on the throne of his king days, in the court of the garden of the
Ezek. 23.11. Ba Vì, . dom, which was in Shushan the palace, king's palace ;
Amnog 2.8. 3 In the third year of his reign, he 6 Where were white, green, and ! blue, * 6. 4. Mark 6. 2]. I made a feast unto all his princes and hangings, fastened with cords of fine 2 Or, o por
linen and purple to silver rings and pil. phyre, and
marble, and VAR. REND. -5v. depnties.-- V8. 12, 13. store- lars of marble: 9 the 5 beds were of gold alabaster, houses.
7 v. 18. keepers of. -8 V. 14. pious. and silver, upon a pavement of red, and done of yardig (or, watchea). - 10 v. 19. Or, had their and blue, and white, and black, marble. blue colour bella ruing. lit. tinkled, Bö. -liv. 21. protested 19.-12 V. 23. the Jews. 13 V. 24. of their VAR. REND. V. 3. forces (ch. 8. 11). —-.V. 6. children hall spake. 14 since they. ---- 15 V. 25. ad. (hangings of) white, (variegated :) cotton, and blue. jured them. -16V, 27. Or, And is it not unheard red. --- cylinders. 5 couches. -- Galabaster (?),
for you, Be. Re.-17 v. 30. charges. Chap. 1. and white marble, and mother of pearl (?), and Vs. 2, 3. Or, fortress.
Matt. 2. 1.
Vashti, sent for, refuseth to come.
A new queen to be chosen. Before 7 And they gave them drink in vessels of
CHEIDI gold, (the vessels being diverse one from cir. 519, another.) and t royal wine in abundance, 1 out of the choice of virgins a queen is to be
chosen. 5 Vordecai ihe nursing father of Esther. t Heb. + according to the state of the king.
8 Esther is preferred by Hegai before the rest. trine of the 8 And the drinking was according to 12 The manner of purification, and going in to Aingdom. the law; none did compel: for 80 the the king. 15 Esther best pleasing the king 68 † Heb.
king had appointed to all the officers of made gileen. 21 Jordecai discovering a treson according to
is recorded in the chronicles,
to every man's pleasure.
of king Ahasuerus was appeased, he
done, and what was decreed against her. ch. 2. ad, A 2 Sam. 13 10 f On the seventh day, when the 2 Then said the king's servants that
heart of the king was merry with wine, he ministered unto him, Let there be fair ich. 7.9. commanded Mehuman, Biztha, Harbona, young virgins sought for the king :
Bigtha, and Abagtha, Zethar, and Carcas, 3 And let the king appoint officers in 1 Or. the seven ? | chamberlains that served in all the provinces of his kingdom, that
the presence of Ahasuerus the king, they may gather together all the fair
11 To bring Vashti the queen before the young virgins unto Shushan the palace,
people and the princes her beauty: for custody of | Hege the king's chamber. Heb.good she reas tfair to look on.
lain, keeper of the women; and let their 10r, Beja, of counte.
12 But the queen Vashti refused to come 2 things for purification? be given them:
at the king's commandment t by his cham- 4 And let the maiden which pleaseth the Heb. which
berlains: therefore was by the
the king very king be quoen instead of Vashti. And the hand of his wroth, and his anger burned in him. thing pleased the king; and he did so.
13 Then the king said to the kwise 5 Nor in Shushan the palace there k Jer. 10. 7. men, 'which knew the times, (for so was was a certain Jew, whose name was Mor. Dan. 2. 12. the king's & manner toward all that decai, the son of Jair, the son of Shimei, knew law and judgment :
the son of Kish, a Benjamite ; 11 Chr. 19. 14 And the next unto him was Carshena,
6. Who had been carried away from a Kaps M. Shethar, Admatha, Tarshish, Meres, Mar- Jerusalem with the captivity which had Ezra 7.14. sena, and Memucan, the seven princes been carried away with 1 Jeconiah king of * 2 Kings 25. of Persia and Media, which saw the Judah. whom Nebuchadnezzar the king 19.
Je. A king's face, and which sat the first in of Babylon had carried away. the kingdom :)
7 And he t brought up Hadassah, that + Heb.
15 What shall we do unto the queen is, Esther, chis uncle's daughter: for she What to do. Vashti according to law, because she hath had neither father nor mother, and the
not performed the commandment of the maid † fair and beautiful ; whom
the custody of Hegai, that Esther was a rete 17 For this deed of the queen shall come brought also unto the king's house, to the
abroad unto all women, so that they custody of Hegai, keeper of the women, . Eph. 5. 33. shall
despise their husbands in their 9 And the maiden pleased him, and she eyes, when it shall be reported , The obtained
kindness of him; and he speedily king Ahasuerus commanded Vashti the gave her her le things for purification leves, 11. queen to be brought in before him, but with tsuch things as belonged to her, Heh her she came not.
and seven maidens, which were meet to 18 Likevise shall the ladies of Persia and be given her, out of the king's house : + Heb. If Media 10 say this day unto all the king's and the preferred her and her maids begud szita princes, which have heard of the deed of unto the best place of the house of the the king
the queen 10. Thus shall there arise too 1 Heb. from much contempt and wrath,
10 / Esther had not shewed her people / rece before Ain. | Heb. tha!
19 If it please the king, let there go a por her kindred : for Mordecai had charged il pass net royal commandment + from him, and let her that she should not shew it.
it be written among the laws of the Per- 11 And Mordecai walked every day be
sians and the Medes, † that it be not fore the court of the women's house, tto Hed Dan. 6. 8, 12, 15.
altered. That Vashti come no more be- know how Esther did, and what should t Heb. fore king Ahasuerus; and let the king become of her.
give her royal estate punto another that 12 | Now when every maid's turn was companion. is better than she.
come to go in to king Ahasuerus, after p Eph. 5. 33.
20 And when the king's decree which he that she had been Stwelve months, acCol. 3. 19.
shall make shall be published through cording to the manner of the women, 1 Pet. 3. 1. + Heb. wa
out all his empire, (for it is great.) all (for so were the days of their purificagood in the
the wives shall give to their husbands tions accomplished, to weit, six months Cyrt of the honour, both to great and small.
with oil of myrrh, and six months with king.
21 And the saying + pleased the king and sweet odours, and with other things for Och 8.9.
the princes; and the king did according the purifying of the women ;) Eph. 5. 22, to the word of Memucan :
13 Then thus * came every maiden unto 1 Tim. 2.12.
22 For he sent letters into all the king's the king ; whatsoever she desired was Heb that
provinces, 9 into every province according given her to go with her ont of the house
14 In the evening she went, and on the according
should bear rule in his own house, and morrow she returned into the second s to the Junge of his 11† that it should be published according house of the women, to the custody of people. to the language of every people II.
Shaashgaz, the king's chamberlain, which
kept the concubines: she came in unto VAR. REND. 7. 10. Lit. eunuchs; 80 always. the king no more, except the king deBV. 13. business (conducted before, Ke. Kamp. 9V. 17. to bring their husbands into contempt in VAR. REND.-Chap. 2. 1 Vs. 3,5. Or, fortress. their eyes, in that they shall say. 10 V. 18. which 2 V8. 3, 9, 12. i.e. ointments, -3 V. 19. treated for have heard of the queen's matter, tell (it) this twelve months according to. – V. 13. When at (very) day, &c. v. 22. Lit. be speaking according this time (or, in this guise).- Sv. 14. Or, a second to the tongue of his people. (Text probably corrupt.) | time into the, Be. Ke.
ch. 8. 8.
& 8. 9.
Esther is made queen.
ESTHER, 3, 4.
Haman is advanced. Before lighted in her, and that she were called Ahasuerus, they cast Pur, that is, the Before CHRIST by name.
lot, before Haman from day to day, and CHRIST dr, $15.
510. i5 ? Now when the turn of Esther, " the from month to month, to the twelfth cir. 515, daughter of Abihail the uncle of Morde- month, that is, the month Adar.
ch. 9. 24. ITE. 7.
cai, who had taken her for his daughter, 8 And Haman said unto king Ahasue-
fore it is not t for the king's profit to 1 Heb. muret, 16 So Esther was taken unto king Aha suffer them.
or, cqual. saerns into his house royal in the tenth 9 If it please the king, let it be written month, which is the month Tebeth, in that they may be destroyed : and I will + Heb.so dothe seventh year of his reign.
† pay ten thousand talents of silver to stroy them. 17 And the king loved Esther above all the hands of those that have the charge lieb.
weigh. the women, and she obtained grace and of the business, to bring it into the 1 Or, 1 farour † in his sight more than all the king's treasuries.
virgins; so that he set the royal crown 10 And the king 'took his ring from Gen. 41. 42.
upon her head, and made her queen in his hand, and gave it into Haman the mch. 8. 2, 8. bejere bin. stead of Vashti.
of Hammedatha the Agagite, the 18 Then the king made a great feast Jews' | enemy.
1 Or, het 1.3. unto all his princes and his servants, even 11 And the king said unto Haman, The oppressor,
ch. 7. 6. 1 Heb. rat. Esther's feast; and he made a trelease 6 silver is given to thee, the people also, to
to the provinces, and gave gifts, accord- do with them as it seemeth good to thee.
12 * Then were the king's | scribes called ach. 8. 9. 19 And when the virgins were gathered on the thirteenth day of the first month, 1 Or,
secretaries together the second time, then Mordecai and there was written according to all i rer. 21. sat in the king's gate.
chat Haman had commanded unto the 20 * Esther had not yet shewed her kin. king's Plieutenants, and to the governors in ver. 19.
dred nor her people ; 23 Mordecai had that were over every province, and to the
every people after their language ; pin
ch. 8., 10. I OI, chamberlains, 1 Bigthan and Teresh, of 13' And the letters were 4 sent by posts ach. 8. 10. Figthens, those which kept the door, were wroth, into all the king's provinces, to destroy,
and sought to lay hand on the king to kill, and to cause to perish, all Jews, Heb. the Ahasuerus.
both young and old, little children and 12 And the thing was known to Morde- women,' in one day, even upon the thir-ch. & 12, cai, * who told it unto Esther the queen; teenth day of the twelfth month, which and Esther certified tle king thereof in is the month Adar, and 'to take the spoilch. 8. 11. Mordecai's name.
of them for a prey. 23 And when inquisition was made of 14 * The copy of the writing for a com uch. 8. 13, the matter, it was found out; therefore mandment to be given in every province
they were both hanged on a tree : and was published unto all 5 people, that they uch. 6. 1.
it was written in the book of the chro- should be ready against that day,
15 The posts went out, being hastened
by the king's commandment, and the 1 llaman, advanced by the king, and despised by And the king and Haman sat down to
decree was given in Shushan the palace.
Prov. 29. 2.
4 Escher, understanding it, sendeth to Mordecai, 1 Sam. 13.8. ed him, and set his seat above all the
who showeth the cause, and adriseth her to un. princes that were with him.
dertake the suit. 10 She excusing herself is 2 And all the king's servants, that toere
threatened by Mordecai. 15 She appointing a sch. 2. 10. • in the king's gate, bowed, and rever.
fast undertaketh the suit, had so com.
done, Mordecai « rent his clothes, a 9 Sam. 1. 4 bowed not, nor did him reverence. and put on sackcloth with ashes, and 3 Then the king's servants, which toere went out into the midst of the city, and sh. 7.6
. in the king's gate, said unto Mordecai, cried with a loud and a bitter cry;
gate: for none might enter into the king's
wailing; and it many lay in sackcloth 1 Heb. sack.
berlains came and told it her. Then was many. DA 3.19. 6 And he thought scorn to lay hands the queen exceedingly grieved; and she
Dan. 9.3. on Mordecai alone; for they had shewed sent raiment to clothe Mordecai, and to
+ Heb. him the people of Mordecai : wherefore take away his sackcloth from him : but eunucho. PL 2. Harnan
songht to destroy all the Jews he received it not. that
# Heb. thronghout the whole king. 5 Then called Esther for Hatach, one of
tehon he dom of Ahasuerus, even the people of the king's chamberlains, † whom he had had act Mordecai.
appointed to attend upon her, and gave before her. 7 In the first month, that is, the month Nigan, in the twelfth year of king VAR. REXD.-2 V. 12. Lit. satraps. So in ch. 8. 9;
ch. 9. 3. 3 to. *V. 14. to be given as a law. VaR. REND.-7. 18. Or, granted a holiday, Be. 5 peoples. -6 V. 15. went out in haste, at. Ke, Chap. 3. IV. 4. words.
Chap. 4. ly. 3. (even) the great ones, Cassel.
See ch. & 13
manded concerning him. But Mordecai WHEN Mordecai perceived all that was
cloth and asha bere
Isai. 38. 5.
Esther inviteth the king
ESTHER, 5, 6.
and Haman to a banquet. Before him a
commandment to Mordecai, to unto the king, let the king and Haman Berre CHRIST know what it was, and why it was. come this day unto the banquet that I CHRIST clr. 510.
6 So Hatach went forth to Mordecai un- have prepared for him.
make haste, that he may do as Esther 7 And Mordecai told him of all that had hath said. So the king and Haman came 4 ch. 3. 9. happened unto him, and of the sum of to the banquet that Esther had prepared.
the money that Haman had promised to 6 S And the king said unto Esther at ch.7.2. pay to the king's treasuries for the Jews, the banquet of wine, 9 What is thy peti. ch. 8. 12 to destroy them.
tion ? and it shall be granted thee; and ech. 3. 14, 8 Also he gave him the copy of the what is thy request? even to the half of
writing of the decree that was given at the kingdom it shall be performed.
request, let the king_and Haman come
them, and I will do tomorrow as the
joyful and with a glad heart: but when
whosoever, whether man or woman, shall him, he was full of indignation against ch. 5. I.
come unto the king into the inner Mordecai. , Dan. 2. 9.
court, who is not called, 9 there is one 10 Nevertheless Haman i refrained him. i Soss.
law 3 of his 3 to put him to death, except self: and when he came home, he sent Ach. 5. 2. * such to whom the king shall hold out and called for his friends, and Zeesh Het
the golden sceptre, that he may live: but his wife.
of his riches, and the multitude of his ch. %.
king had promoted him, and how he had 13 Then Mordecai commanded to answer 'advanced him above the princes and ser. I ch.3.1 Esther, Think not with thyself that thou vants of the king. shalt escape in the king's house, more 12 Haman said moreover, Yea, Esther than all the Jews.
the queen did let no man come in with 14 For if thou altogether holdest thy the king unto the banquet that she had
peace at this time, then shall there ten- prepared but myself; and to morrow am trupiration, largement and deliverance arise to the I invited l unto her also with the king. Job ), 18.
Jews from another place; but thou and 13 Yet all this availeth me nothing, so
15 ! Then Esther bade them return Mor. his friends unto him, Let a + gallows + Bek tret
be made of fifty cubits high, and to mor. 16 Go, gather together all the Jews that row * speak thou unto the king that + Heb.
are t present in Shushan, and last ye for Mordecai may be hanged thereon: then found.
me, and neither eat nor drink three go thou in merrily with the king unto i Sec ch. 5.
days, night or day: I also and my maid- the banquet. And the thing pleased Ha1.
ens will fast likewise ; and so will I go man; and he caused the gallows to be
in unto the king, which is not according made. & See Gen. to the law : kand if I perish, I perish.
CHAPTER 6. 43. 14. 17 So Mordecai # went his way, and did leh according to all that Esther had com
1 Ahameru, reading in the chronicles of the good pdated.
serrice done by Mordecai, takoth care for Ais manded him.
researd. 4 lamin, coming to sue that Nordeari
miyhe be hanged, rinancarea giveth counsel that
ho might do him honour. 12 Complaining of his
N that night † could not the king | Heb :
sleep, and he commanded to bring
2 And it was found written, that Mordeof Zeresh he buildeth for him a pair of galloros. cai had told of Bigthana and Teresh, 10, e See ch. 4.
OW it came to pass a on the third two of the king's chamberlains, the keep16.
day, that Esther put on her royal ers of the † door, who sought to lay hand See eh. 4. apparel, and stood in the inner court of on the king Ahasuerus.
the king's house, over against the king's 3 And the king said, What honour and & ch. 6. 4.
house: and the king sat upon his royal dignity hath been done to Mordecai for
ministered unto him, There is nothing
ther the queen standing in the court, 4 And the king said, Who is in the • Prov. 21. 1. that she obtained favour in his sight: court ? Now Haman was come into the seeds deh. +. 11. and the king held out to Esther the outward court of the king's house, to
golden sceptre that was in his hand. So speak unto the king to hang Mordecai scà. I. A
+ Heb So Mark request ? " it shall be even given thee And the king said, Let him come in. 6. 23. to the half of the kingdom.
6 So Haman came in. And the king 4 And Esther answered, If it seem good said unto hiin, What shall be done unto
the man whom the king delighteth to lagkita? VAR. Rend. - V. 6. public place. 3 V. 11. with respect to him, the king hold out to him.
VAR, REND.-Chap. 5. IV, 12. of.