Mordecai

Mordecai

 
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  • "What reward or recognition did we ever give Mordecai for this?" the king asked. His attendants replied, "Nothing has been done." - Esther 6:3


  • "Who is that in the outer court?" the king inquired. Now, as it happened, Haman had just arrived in the outer court of the palace to ask the king to hang Mordecai from the gallows* he had prepared.1 - Esther 6:4


  • "Excellent!" the king said to Haman. "Hurry and get the robe and my horse, and do just as you have said for Mordecai the Jew, who sits at the gate of the palace. Do not fail to carry out everything you have suggested." - Esther 6:10


  • So Haman took the robe and put it on Mordecai, placed him on the king's own horse, and led him through the city square, shouting, "This is what happens to those the king wishes to honor!" - Esther 6:11


  • Afterward Mordecai returned to the palace gate, but Haman hurried home dejected and completely humiliated. - Esther 6:12


  • When Haman told his wife, Zeresh, and all his friends what had happened, they said, "Since Mordecai--this man who has humiliated you--is a Jew, you will never succeed in your plans against him. It will be fatal to continue to oppose him." - Esther 6:13


  • Then Harbona, one of the king's eunuchs, said, "Haman has set up a gallows* that stands seventy-five feet* tall in his own courtyard. He intended to use it to hang Mordecai, the man who saved the king from assassination." "Then hang Haman on it!" the king ordered.1 - Esther 7:9


  • So they hanged Haman on the gallows he had set up for Mordecai, and the king's anger was pacified. - Esther 7:10


  • On that same day King Xerxes gave the estate of Haman, the enemy of the Jews, to Queen Esther. Then Mordecai was brought before the king, for Esther had told the king how they were related. - Esther 8:1


  • The king took off his signet ring--which he had taken back from Haman--and gave it to Mordecai. And Esther appointed Mordecai to be in charge of Haman's property. - Esther 8:2


  • Then King Xerxes said to Queen Esther and Mordecai the Jew, "I have given Esther the estate of Haman, and he has been hanged on the gallows* because he tried to destroy the Jews.1 - Esther 8:7


  • So on June 25* the king's secretaries were summoned. As Mordecai dictated, they wrote a decree to the Jews and to the princes, governors, and local officials of all the 127 provinces stretching from India to Ethiopia.* The decree was written in the scripts and languages of all the peoples of the empire, including the Jews.2 - Esther 8:9


  • Mordecai wrote in the name of King Xerxes and sealed the message with the king's signet ring. He sent the letters by swift messengers, who rode horses especially bred for the king's service. - Esther 8:10


  • Then Mordecai put on the royal robe of blue and white and the great crown of gold, and he wore an outer cloak of fine linen and purple. And the people of Susa celebrated the new decree. - Esther 8:15


  • And all the commanders of the provinces, the princes, the governors, and the royal officials helped the Jews for fear of Mordecai. - Esther 9:3


  • For Mordecai had been promoted in the king's palace, and his fame spread throughout all the provinces as he became more and more powerful. - Esther 9:4


  • Mordecai recorded these events and sent letters to the Jews near and far, throughout all the king's provinces, - Esther 9:20
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    New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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