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Week 24 Day 6
Vashti said "No"
and was deposed
Queens set the tone
for all women
of the kingdom
What if they all started saying "No"!
Therefore Vashti must go.
proud in a humble way
and could not be dissuaded
The king had a stereotypical passion
for food, drink and women
and he let others do the thinking
the bad guy
intent on a holocaust.
REPLACING A QUEEN She was an orphan and a captive,
but lovely enough to please a king. Esther 1, 2 & 3
1 In the days of Ahasuerus who reigned over one hundred
and twenty-seven provinces, from India to Ethiopia, 5the
king made a feast lasting seven days. 10The last day, when
the heart of the king was merry with wine, he commanded
the presence of Queen Vashti, wearing her royal crown, to
show her beauty to the people. 12But Vashti refused to
come; therefore his anger burned within him.
1When the wrath of the king subsided, 2the king's
servants said: "Let beautiful young virgins be sought for
the king; and let beauty preparation be given them. 4Then
let the woman who pleases the king be queen instead of
Vashti." This pleased the king, and he did so.
5 In Shushan there was a certain Jew whose name was
Mordecai . 7And Mordecai had brought up Hadassah,
that is, Esther, his uncle's daughter, for she had neither
father nor mother. The young woman was beautiful.
8Esther also was taken to the king's palace. 10She
had not revealed her people, for Mordecai had charged
her not to reveal it.
15When the turn came for Esther to go in to the king,
17the king loved Esther more than all the other women, and she obtained grace and favor in his sight. He set the royal crown upon her head and made her queen instead of Vashti. 18The king made a great feast, proclaimed a holiday and gave gifts according to the generosity of a king.
1After these things Ahasuerus promoted Haman, and
advanced him above all the princes who were with him.
2All the king's servants paid homage to Haman, for so
the king had commanded. But Mordecai would not bow
or pay homage.
5Haman was filled with wrath. 6But he disdained to
lay hands on Mordecai alone. Instead, Haman sought to
destroy all the Jews throughout the whole kingdom.
8Then Haman said to Ahasuerus, "There is a people
scattered among all the provinces of your kingdom; their
laws are different, and they do not keep the king's laws.
9 If it pleases the king, let a decree be written that they be
destroyed. 10So the king took his signet ring and gave
it to Haman, the enemy of the Jews. This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV
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