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Fast for Me

October 16th, 2016 · No Comments

Esther 4:15-16 (New Living Translation) 15 Then Esther sent this reply to Mordecai: 16 “Go and gather together all the Jews of Susa and fast for me. Do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. My maids and I will do the same. And then, though it is against the law, I […]

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Those Folks are Different

October 15th, 2016 · No Comments

Esther 3:8 (New Living Translation) Then Haman approached King Xerxes and said, “There is a certain race of people scattered through all the provinces of your empire who keep themselves separate from everyone else. Their laws are different from those of any other people, and they refuse to obey the laws of the king. So […]

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Impale Him

December 8th, 2013 · No Comments

Esther 5:14 (New Living Translation) So Haman’s wife, Zeresh, and all his friends suggested, “Set up a sharpened pole that stands seventy-five feet tall, and in the morning ask the king to impale Mordecai on it. When this is done, you can go on your merry way to the banquet with the king.” This pleased […]

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Into the King’s Harem

December 7th, 2013 · No Comments

Esther 2:8 (New Living Translation) As a result of the king’s decree, Esther, along with many other young women, was brought to the king’s harem at the fortress of Susa and placed in Hegai’s care. This verse has bothered me for years. Esther, the good Jewish woman, entered the king’s harem. Perhaps something is lost […]

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What Will Our Women Do?

September 10th, 2011 · No Comments

Esther 1:16-18 (New International Version 2011) 16 Then Memukan replied in the presence of the king and the nobles, “Queen Vashti has done wrong, not only against the king but also against all the nobles and the peoples of all the provinces of King Xerxes. 17 For the queen’s conduct will become known to all […]

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Me

September 26th, 2009 · No Comments

Esther 6:6 (New International Version) When Haman entered, the king asked him, “What should be done for the man the king delights to honor?” Now Haman thought to himself, “Who is there that the king would rather honor than me?” The history of Esther is one of my favorites in the Bible. One of my […]

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