The King Plans to Honor Mordecai
1 During that night° Ithe king° acould° not sleep° so he gave° an order° to bring° bthe book° of records°, the chronicles°°, and they were read° before° the king°. 2 It was found° written° what° aMordecai° had reported° concerning° Bigthana° and Teresh°, two° of the king’s° eunuchs° who were doorkeepers°°, that they had sought° to lay° hands° on King° Ahasuerus°. 3 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.” 4 So the king° said°, “Who° is in the court°?” Now Haman° had just aentered° the outer° court° of the king’s° palace° in order to speak° to the king° about bhanging° Mordecai° on the gallows° which° he had prepared° for him. 5 The king’s° servants° said° to him, “Behold°, Haman° is standing° in the court°.” And the king° said°, “Let him come° in.” 6 So Haman° came° in and the king° said° to him, “What° is to be done° for the man° awhom° the king° desires° to honor°?” And Haman° said° Ito himself°, “Whom° would the king° desire° to honor° more° than° me?” 7 Then Haman° said° to the king°, “For the man° whom° the king° desires° to honor°, 8 let them bring° a royal° robe° which° the king° has worn°, and athe horse° on which° the king° has ridden°, and on whose° head° ba royal° crown° has been placed°; 9 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°, aand proclaim° before° him, ‘Thus° it shall be done° to the man° whom° the king° desires° to honor°.’”
 ILit the king’s sleep fled aDn 6:18 bEs 2:23; 10:2
 aEs 2:21, 22
 aEs 4:11 bEs 5:14
 ILit in his heart aEs 6:7, 9, 11
 a1K 1:33 bEs 1:11; 2:17
 aGn 41:43
Haman Must Honor Mordecai
10 ¶ 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°.” 11 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°.”
12 ¶ Then Mordecai° returned° to the king’s° gate°. But Haman° hurried° home°, mourning°, awith [his] head° covered°. 13 Haman° recounted° ato Zeresh° his wife° and all° his friends° everything° that had happened° to him. Then his wise° men° and Zeresh° his wife° said° to him, “If° Mordecai°, before° whom° you have begun° to fall°, is Iof Jewish° origin°, you will not overcome° him, but will surely° fall° before° him.”
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Ahasuerus, reading in the chronicles of the good service done by Mordecai, taketh care for his reward.
1 ¶ On that² nightº could notºª the kingº sleep,º and he commandedºª to bringºª² the bookº of recordsº of the chronicles;ºº and they were² readºª beforeº the king.º 2 And it was foundºª written,ºª that² Mordecaiº had toldºª of² Bigthanaº and Teresh,º twoº of the king'sº chamberlains,º the keepersºª² of the door,º who² soughtºª to layºª handº on the kingº Ahasuerus.º 3 And the kingº said,ºª What² honourº and dignityº hath been doneºª to Mordecaiº for² this?² Then saidºª the king'sº servantsº that ministeredºª unto him, There is nothingº² doneºª for² him.
 Gn 22:14; 1S 23:26; Es 2:23; 5:8; Is 41:17; Dn 2:1; 6:18; Mal 3:16; Ro 11:33.
 Es 2:21.
 Gn 40:23; Jg 1:12; 1S 17:25; 1Ch 11:6; Ps 118:8; Ec 9:15; Dn 5:7, 16, 29; Ac 28:8.
Haman, coming to sue that Mordecai might be hanged, unawares giveth counsel that he might do him honour.
4 ¶ And the kingº said,ºª Who² [is] in the court?º Now Hamanº was comeºª into the outwardº courtº of the king'sº house,º to speakºª unto the kingº to hangºª² Mordecaiº on² the gallowsº that² he had preparedºª for him. 5 And the king'sº servantsº saidºª unto² him, Behold,² Hamanº standethºª in the court.º And the kingº said,ºª Let him come in.ºª 6 So Hamanº came in.ºª And the kingº saidºª unto him, What² shall be doneºª unto the manº whom² the kingº delightethºª to honour?º Now Hamanº thoughtºª in his heart,º To whom² would the kingº delightºª to doºª honourº more¹ than² to² myself? 7 And Hamanº answeredºª² the king,º For the manº whom² the kingº delightethºª to honour,º 8 Let the royalº apparelº be broughtºª which² the kingº [useth] to wear,ºª and the horseº that² the kingº ridethºª upon,² and the crownº royalº which² is setºª upon his head:º 9 And let this apparelº and horseº be deliveredºª to² the handº of oneº of the king'sº most nobleº princes,º² that they may arrayºª² the manº [withal] whom² the kingº delightethºª to honour,º and bringºª him on² horsebackº through the streetº of the city,º and proclaimºª beforeº him, Thus² shall it be doneºª to the manº whom² the kingº delightethºª to honour.º 10 Then the kingº saidºª to Haman,º Make haste,ºª [and] takeºª² the apparelº and the horse,º as² thou hast said,ºª and doºª even so² to Mordecaiº the Jew,º that sittethºª at the king'sº gate:º let nothingº² failºª of all²² that² thou hast spoken.ºª 11 Then tookºª Hamanº² the apparelº and the horse,º and arrayedºª² Mordecai,º and brought him on horsebackºª through the streetº of the city,º and proclaimedºª beforeº him, Thus² shall it be doneºª unto the manº whom² the kingº delightethºª to honour.º
 Es 3:8; 4:11; 5:1, 14; 7:9; Jb 5:13; Ps 2:4; 33:19; Pv 3:27; Ec 9:10.
 Es 3:2; 5:11; Ps 35:27; Pv 1:32; 16:18; 18:12; 30:13; Is 42:1; 62:4; Jr 32:41; Ob 1:3; Mt 3:17; Jn 5:23.
 Es 6:9, 11.
 1S 18:4; 1K 1:33; Lk 15:22.
 Gn 41:43; 1K 1:33; Zc 9:9.
 2K 10:10; Dn 4:37; Lk 14:11; Rv 18:7.
 Ezr 6:13; Es 8:15; 9:3; Is 60:14; Lk 1:52; Rv 3:9.
Complaining of his misfortune, his friends tell him of his final destiny.
12 ¶ And Mordecaiº came againºª to² the king'sº gate.º But Hamanº hastedºª to² his houseº mourning,º and having his headº covered.ºª 13 And Hamanº toldºª Zereshº his wifeº and all² his friendsºª² every² [thing] that² had befallenºª him. Then saidºª his wise menº and Zereshº his wifeº unto him, If² Mordecaiº [be] of the seedº² of the Jews,º beforeº whom² thou hast begunºª to fall,ºª thou shalt not² prevailºª against him, but² shalt surely¹ª fallºª beforeº him. 14 And while they [were] yet² talkingºª with² him, cameºª the king'sº chamberlains,º and hastedºª to bringºª² Hamanº unto² the banquetº that² Estherº had prepared.ºª
 1S 3:15; 2S 15:30; 17:23; 1K 20:43; 21:4; 2Ch 26:20; Es 2:19; 7:8; Jb 9:24; 20:5; Ps 131:1; Jr 14:3.
 Gn 40:19; 41:8; 1S 28:19; Es 5:10; Jb 15:24; 16:2; Pv 28:18; Dn 2:12; 5:26; Ho 14:9; Zc 12:2.
 Dt 32:35; Es 5:8, 14.
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